Irish Penal Reform Trust: Internship – deadline 7 April

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is Ireland's leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for the respect of human rights in the penal system, and for imprisonment to be used only as a last resort. We publish a wide range of policy and research documents; we campaign vigorously across a wide range of penal policy issues; and we are the leading independent voice in public debate on the Irish penal system.

An opportunity has arisen within IPRT for a Policy & Advocacy intern, working as part of the IPRT Team on the 2017 work programme, on a part-time basis.

Exciting projects we are currently working on include: a new human rights in prison project Progress in the Penal System (PIPS), campaign work around Spent Convictions, and engagement with Ireland’s examination by the UN Committee against Torture (UNCAT) in July 2017.

The successful candidate will commit to a minimum of 2 days per week, but ideally 3 days per week for 3 months. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible, and the placement will last until the end of June 2017 (with a possibility of extension).

Interns work as an integral part of the IPRT team, supporting our policy, research, advocacy and communications activities. Internships are unpaid, and unfortunately IPRT is not in a position to contribute to interns’ costs of living or travel. Full details available here: IPRT Internships

Read about former IPRT interns here:

Application Process
The deadline for applications is Friday 7th April 2017 @ 5pm. Shortlisted applicants may be invited for interview. All applicants will be kept informed of the outcome of their application. Completed application forms should be sent, with a recent CV, to:

For more information, including an application form, please visit:




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