Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Volunteer Programme

*Applications are not currently being accepted*

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 the 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. You will find detailed information about the programmes in the 'Guidelines' document below.

Calls for applications are typically issued twice a year. The deadline for application to the Autumn Volunteer Placement Programme has now passed. Further information about the Spring 2021 placement will be available in late 2020. You can see the documents below, relating to the Autumn 2020 placement, for an indicative overview of the programe.

For general queries about the IPRT internship programme, please contact:

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



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