IPRT is committed to reducing imprisonment, respecting the rights of everyone in the penal system and progressive reform of the penal system based on evidence-led policies. IPRT works towards these goals through research, raising awareness, building alliances and growing our organisation.
IPRT is committed to offering volunteering opportunities to students and practitioners interested in, and wanting to contribute to, the work of IPRT. IPRT does not follow a service provision model, and therefore our volunteering opportunities primarily support our policy and advocacy activities.
Volunteer placements with IPRT are generally offered for 5 months, on a part-time basis (17-21 hours per week): February to June and September to January. We also have capacity to host one volunteer for two months for up to 28 hours per week in July/August.
Volunteer placements are unpaid. Therefore, IPRT aims to facilitate flexibility in volunteer hours to support the work and study needs of our volunteers. Due to the limitations on staff time and office facilities, we are only able to offer 2 placements at any given time. You will find detailed information about the programmes in the 'Guidelines' document below.
Calls for applications are typically issued twice a year. Deadlines will usually be end May and end November. This page will be updated with further information and closing dates while the application process is open.
For general queries about the IPRT internship programme, please contact: email@example.com