Jersey Overseas Aid and HelpAge International are delighted to announce a unique opportunity for Jersey residents: a one-year paid internship.

International development is an incredibly rewarding career, but getting your first job is hard. This exciting new programme 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 February 2018, 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.

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You should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in any relevant topic
  • Demonstrable interest in the sector
  • The ability to successfully manage a full and varied workload

Some experience of working or travelling in developing countries would also be desirable. No age limit applies, and career-changers are welcome. However, you should be serious about embarking on a fulfilling but demanding new path, including being prepared to spend significant time in challenging places.

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Deadline is 13th October. For more information, including how to apply, please click on the link below.