2019 Internship Applications now Open


Jersey Overseas Aid is once again teaming up with one of its most trusted and professional NGO partners to offer a unique opportunity to residents of Jersey[1]. This one-year fully-paid internship is intended to give someone the opportunity to launch a career in international development, one of the most challenging and rewarding professions available.

The main goal is to equip the successful candidate with the skills and experience necessary to enable them to take frontline roles with international relief and development organisations. Breaking into the sector can be difficult, though, and getting your first field posting even more so. This 12-month placement has been designed to make you genuinely employable at the end of it. It’s not a taster for those who think they might possibly be interested; it’s not something nice to add to the CV before you move into something unrelated; and you won’t be doing any photocopying or tea-making. It’s a serious opportunity, for which we are seeking serious candidates.

This is the third annual internship opportunity JOA has launched. The second intern is still on placement (in Malawi) and the first is now employed in the sector. Over time, the goal is to build up a cadre of Jersey-connected development professionals working for different agencies around the world. As well as being a life-changing launch pad for several fortunate individuals, this will help translate the huge support for charity and philanthropy on our Island into concrete assistance for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

[1] You must be legally entitled to live and work in Jersey, by virtue of birth or length of residency, under the Regulation of Undertakings and Development Law.

Deadline is 26th April.

Download the Job Description, instructions on how to apply and more about the role HERE.

To find out what you could be involved with, check out the blogs of JOA’s current interns to see what they have been doing!

Practical Action - Nepal

HelpAge UK - Myanmar