Requirements:Second year up to PhD students
Students and Academics can avail of research placements with our partner organisation who has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, in areas such as child protection, human rights, refugee health care, innovative health technologies, communicable and non-communicable diseases, HIV and AIDS, youth protection, gender empowerment and much more.
You have the unique opportunity propose your own research topic or assist an existing programme with the host organisation, which will be agreed with your host prior to departure.
We will ensure that the placement is the proper fit and will assist in the production of quality research. You will have the opportunity to meet people and organisations who are actively engaging with communities in specific research areas who are continually striving to enhance the qualify of life for others.
If you or your education department have a specific area you wish to research independently or as part of an academic programme, please click ' Apply Now' to discuss your requirements.
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Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Participate in new or existing community programmes and support host organisation in conducting research to accompany funding applications
Students and academics can work under guided supervision and/or independently depending on their needs relating to the research.
*photograph is from a recent research volunteer placement on Child Labour laws in Uganda.
Skills required for this role:
Ability to work unsupervised if necessary
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Normally Monday to Friday, unless otherwise agreed
Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Application form available here: http://www.vmminternational.org/volunteer/short-term-volunteers/apply-for-short-term-posts/ CV Interview with VMM and host organisation Reference checks Garda veting Pre-departure training
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Fiona Duignan
Address: VMM International, 64 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
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