A Stepping-Stone to a Career in International Development

In partnership with selected international charities, JOA offers an internship programme to Jersey residents. This one-year, fully-paid position is intended to give someone the opportunity to launch a career in international development. Through stints in JOA and the UK office of an international NGO, culminating in a six-month field placement, the 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.

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 launchpad 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. Opportunities to apply will be announced in the Jersey press each year and published on this page.

Jersey Overseas Aid and HelpAge International are delighted to launch their Programme Associate placement for 2021-22

International development is an incredibly rewarding career, but getting your first job is hard. This exciting programme, now in its 5th edition, will give someone from Jersey the chance to spend 12 months learning the ropes with the professionals, including six months on assignment in a developing country.
Starting in November 2021, you’ll spend a month in JOA’s office in St Helier, before transferring to HelpAge International’s HQ in London. By May you’ll be ready for your first field posting, in one of HelpAge’s amazing projects in Asia, Africa or the Middle East. You’ll be paid an entry-level salary, plus travel and accommodation expenses.

Click on this link for more details and how to apply. Jersey Overseas Aid and HelpAge International Internship – JD 2021-2022 v3The closing date is 27th August.

The experiences of previous interns can be found in their blogs, set out below.

Send a Cow 2020/2021

HelpAge 2019/2020

Practical Action 2018/2019

HelpAge 2018/2019