2020/21 Jersey Overseas Aid International Development Paid Internship

International development is an incredibly rewarding career, but getting your first job is hard. This exciting programme will give someone from Jersey the chance to spend a year learning the ropes with the professionals, including six months on assignment in a developing country.

Starting in October 2020, you’ll spend two months in JOA’s office in St Helier, before transferring to UK Charity Send a Cow in Bath. By April or May you’ll be ready for your first field posting in one of Send a Cow’s offices in Africa – probably Ethiopia, where Jersey is planning to roll out its hugely-successful dairy programme for smallholder farmers. You’ll be paid an entry-level salary of £20k, plus a modest UK living allowance.

You should have demonstrable interest in international development and the proven ability to manage a full and varied workload. Experience of working or travelling in developing countries is also 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. You must also have the right to live and work in Jersey.

The deadline is 3rd August 2020. 

For more information and details of how to apply, please see the role description.

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.

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

HelpAge 2018/2019

Practical Action 2018/2019

HelpAge 2019/2020