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Development

VOLUNTEER

INTERNS

Local development organisations from within our network publish requests for voluntary support on Connected Development's LinkedIn page. These internships are an opportunity for international exchanges to take place with students and organisations based all around the world. Remote or in-person support can be extremely valuable for local development agencies, while interns have the opportunity to make make a direct contribution to, and learn about, grassroots development work. 

To find out about the latest positions, please see our LinkedIn page.

TESTIMONIALS 

Maria

“I went to Thailand for an internship as part of my masters in Post War Recovery Studies. Going to Mae Sot and supporting the work of Kickstart Art was a lifetime experience. It allowed me to have experiences that I would not have in other places. I particularly valued the opportunity to take part in the refugee art teaching project taking photos, videos and notes and feeling as another member of the organization. I also learnt a lot from Connected Development (which partners with NGOs like Kick Start Art to help them develop) about report writing, project management, fundraising and how to interact directly with donors. The experience also presented a unique opportunity to work directly with migrant children and communities from Myanmar/Burma, conduct interviews with them but also with a good number of grassroots NGO's and international organizations. For me, the experience was unique in terms of learning, and thanks to the members of Kickstart art it was also fun. I really felt supported and welcomed by them.” 

ALUMNI NETWORK

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CHARIS MARSHALL
Intern, 2024

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Charis conducted a research project into the terminologies associated with local development approaches, while also preparing project management tools in Excel and Canva. 

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BEN WILLIAMS
Intern, 2023

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Ben focused on helping FEDUT to expand their donor network. He carried out research into potential donors, edited grant proposals, and worked on a strategy to strengthen their social media presence. 

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ALEX JONES
Intern, 2023

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Alex worked with new Connected Development partner Dalia on a range of projects. He conducted donor mapping, produced social media outputs and also developed a concept note to inform the organisation's strategy regarding food sovereignty. 

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PHOEBE PENFOLD
Intern, 2023

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Phoebe worked as Connected Development's first Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer. She evaluated Connected Development's impact using quantitative data and qualitative case studies, as well as contributing to the development of the organisation's long-term theory of change.

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ALEX MACPHERSON
Intern, 2023

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Alex helped DSI build valuable relationships with international donor organisations, producing two grant applications and an end-of-year report to highlight DSI's rapidly growing impact.

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AUDREY BRIGGS
Intern, 2023

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Audrey worked with CEDAR, helping them boost their platform to reach an international audience. She developed a social media strategy, as well as conducting donor mapping.

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NAOMI GAMMON
Intern, 2022

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Naomi helped Minmahaw school to develop successful project proposals which secured essential funding. She also spent 3 weeks in Thailand working with local staff during her internship.

ISHITA SETH

ISHITA SETH
Intern, 2022

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Ishita worked with 3 of our NGO Members to advise them on their media strategies - including website, social media and visual storytelling - and with the advisors and director to develop a communication strategy.

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REBECCA LIN
Intern, 2022

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Rebecca produced donor applications and project reports in collaboration with our partner in Tanzania, also successfully launching a crowdfunding campaign that generated support for ongoing projects in the rural Kagera region.

MEGAN SOETAERT

MEGAN SOETAERT
Intern, 2021

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Megan was able to apply her existing experience of East Africa and Tanzania from her studies to support a grassroots NGO build its first online sites, develop project proposals, and secure grant funding.

LAURIANE ANDRIAMAMPIANINA

LAURIANE ANDRIAMAMPIANINA
Intern, 2021

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During her internship, Lauriane supported projects with TeacherFOCUS in Thailand and further developed her skills and knowledge in the development field.

Joe Fisher

JOE FISHER
Intern, 2021

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Joe primarily focused on working with an NGO based in India for whom he developed a digital media strategy, wrote an annual report and helped with donor research. 

HADYA AMIN

HADYA AMIN
Intern, 2021

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Hadya was able to gain experience in grant writing and website design, as well as learning about a new region of the world and learning about the international development sector.

Catarina Silva

CATARINA SILVA
Intern, 2020

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Catarina worked on matching NGOs with potential donors and later on by using her digital and analytical skills, created an automatic way for organsiations to conduct this research.

Tom Shurman

TOM SHURMAN
Intern, 2020

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Tom worked in drafting funding applications, creating reports, collecting & summarising interviews and conducted research on a potential partner in Tanzania

Maria Suarez

MARIA SUAREZ
Intern, 2019

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Working in Thailand, Maria conducted interviews with migrant communities, worked on report writing, project management, and learned how to interact directly with donors.

HUSAIN ALOGAILY

HUSAIN ALOGAILY
Intern, 2021

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Amid the pandemic, Husain worked with a migrant school in Thailand and helped them to fundraise, draft grant applications to potential donors , and  create materials for social media.

Jon Ballantine

JOHN BALLANTINE
Intern, 2020

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Amid the pandemic,  through his internship, Jon learned about the legal requirements of start-up social enterprises by helping Connected Development to re-draft its Articles of Association.

LUCAS Scott-Hartson

LUCAS SCOTT-HARSTON
Intern, 2020

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Lucas worked on arranging weekly calls with partners, the development of the website, social media communications on behalf of the partners, researching potential funding opportunities, and contributing to the development of a draft grant proposal

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