UL Buddy Programme Autumn 2018
International Education Division, UL
Requirements:Second year up to PhD students
Students and Academics can avail of research placements 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.
Our partner organisation has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and depending on the research area, there may be an opportunity to present to the UN.
You have the unique opportunity propose your own research topic or assist an existing programme with the host organisation.
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:
Students and academics can work under guided supervision and/or independently depending on their needs relating to the research.
Your host organisation will arrange meetings with community groups and people operating in the relevent research areas where appropriate.
The more specific you are on your research topic, the more advance preparation that can be don.
*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/ Interview Reference checks Garda veting
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Fiona Duignan
Address: VMM International, 68 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1
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