Advocacy & Campaigns Intern

Part Time – 21 hours per week – 3 months April to June – Unpaid but with Stipend


We are seeking an intern who can offer strong research and writing skills, along with keen political instincts, to work on an advocacy campaign for the purpose of growing philanthropy in Ireland.

The person will work alongside our CEO and the support team and will be required to liaise with our members, representative bodies and other relevant stakeholders as appropriate.
Duties will include the preparation of national and local policy papers, sourcing/analysing published materials, drafting national/local press releases, and formulating other written materials for use.


Who Are We? 

Philanthropy Ireland (PI) is a not for profit member organisation dedicated to the growth and development of philanthropy in Ireland. Established in 1998, membership comprises grant making trusts and foundations, corporate philanthropy and individual supporters. We work in collaboration and partnership with a cross section of organisations, both national and international.



Essential requirements include:

  •  Relevant third level qualification, e.g., Public Relations, Journalism;
  • Evidence of familiarity and interest in current and political affairs;
  • Evidence of ability to draft written materials with attention to detail;
  • Strong research techniques;
  • Good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Presentation skills, both personally and in the work produced;
  • Computer literate including use of databases and Microsoft Office suite;
  • Delivering demonstrable outcomes, meeting and exceeding agreed programmes of activity.


Desirable skills:  

  • Ability to take initiative, give leadership and work as part of a team;
  • Ability to work to demanding deadlines, with capacity to multi-task and prioritise;
  • Ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences;
  • Relationship management capabilities, comfortable providing informed opinions;
  • Team player, with a work ethic and personality that gains the respect and support of colleagues.


What’s in it for you?  

As an intern with Philanthropy Ireland you will benefit from:

  • Assignment of individual project work, working to a high level of own responsibility and initiative
  • Opportunities for practical research and direct stakeholder engagement
  • Interaction with a wide range of people including PI Board, Members, and others
  • Development of highly transferable office and people skills
  • Career development advice and mentoring
  • Daily subsidised travel and lunch.



Application Details  

Please forward a cover letter and CV to 

The deadline for applications has been extended to 12 noon on Wednesday 29th March 2017.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing the 3rd of April in Dublin.