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IPRT Internship Programme

Introduction:

IPRT offers internship and summer placement opportunities to students and practitioners interested in, and wanting to contribute to, the work of the organisation.

We are committed to offering internship opportunities throughout the year to support our policy, research, advocacy and campaigning activities.

Read more about former IPRT interns here!

Details:

Internships with IPRT are usually offered on a 5-month basis, working 17-21 hours a week over 2-3 days. Shorter placements may also be offered in some circumstances, for instance where a placement can be linked to a specific project within IPRT.

We also offer one summer placement, working 28 hours per week over 4 days for July/August.

Internships are unpaid, and it is important to note that IPRT will not be in a position to contribute to interns’ costs of living or accommodation in Dublin. Due to the limitations on staff time and office facilities, we are only able to offer two placements at any given time.

Policy and Advocacy Internship Programme:

In November 2014, we revised the structure of our internship placements based on: organisational need; the wider work environment; and also the day-to-day experience of IPRT interns. Whereas previously interns worked in the discrete areas of Research & Policy and Campaigns & Communications, from November 2014 we are offering two placements in the area of Policy and Advocacy. This better reflects the dynamism at the heart of IPRT's work, where everything we do has campaigning for progressive change at its centre. Full details on what you can expect from an internship with IPRT are included in the Policy & Guidelines document below.

IPRT usually runs 2 Part-Time Policy & Advocacy internships from September-January and February-June (2.5-3 days per week) as well as a summer programme full-time (4 days) for July-August.

The February-June Internships are usually advertised in November of the previous year, and the June-January and summer Internships are usually advertised in April.

Current Opportunity:

We are now inviting applications for a Policy & Advocacy internship placement, working as part of the IPRT Team on the February – June 2018 programme, on a part-time basis.

Interns work as an integral part of the IPRT team, supporting our policy, research, advocacy and communications activities. Internships are unpaid, and unfortunately, IPRT is not in a position to contribute to interns’ costs of living or accommodation in Dublin.

Application Process:

The deadline for applications is Friday 1st December 2017 @ 5pm. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible thereafter. Interviews with shortlisted applicants will likely take place on Friday 8thDecember 2017 in IPRT’s offices. Completed application forms should be sent, with a recent CV, to: info@iprt.ie.

Application Procedures:

For queries about the IPRT internship programme, please contact: info@iprt.ie