STAND celebrates the power of ordinary people to change the world. We support third-level students to stand up for justice and equality, learn more about important global issues, and find out what they can do to take positive action.

We do this by running a range of activities in collaboration with students at third-level campuses across Ireland. We are now looking to expand our team and build on our existing support to empower more students across Ireland to STAND for what they believe in.

We are a not-for-profit initiative run by the educational development charity Suas. These internships are unpaid part-time positions with stipends/expenses depending on the role. Click on the links below to find out more about each role before you apply.

STAND Global Issues Coordinators

STAND Global Issues Coordinators


Location: TCD, NUIG, UCC, DCU, UCD, TU Dublin

(Deadline 20 December 2019)


The Global Issues Coordinator will act as the main point of contact on campus between the team in the STAND office and course participants. You will assist with STAND Activities Manager in running the Global Issues course on your campus by assisting with course promotions and course sign-ups, assisting the facilitators with the weekly sessions, taking the lead on weekly logistics, and ensuring course participants remain engaged.



  • Assisting the STAND team to deliver a promotional strategy to attract students from a range of disciplines;
  • Leading on the logistical planning of the course on your campus, including booking of rooms;
  • Assisting session facilitators on a weekly basis as required (eg.: setting up room, taking attendance, etc.);
  • Sending weekly reports and updates to the STAND Activities Manager;
  • Promoting discussion between participants in between sessions via social media group;
  • Contributing to the course evaluation.



While being supported by the STAND team, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable personal and professional skills, increase your understanding of global justice issues and meet new like-minded people.



There will be an expected time commitment of 2-3 hours per week in the run up to the Global Issues course commencing on your campus (January/February 2020). During the 6-week course (February-March 2020), you will be expected to attend and participate in all sessions (2 hours each week), in addition to maintaining weekly contact with the STAND Activities Manager and course participants (1 hour).



  • Excellent organisation skills with ability to multitask.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate with other students.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.



To apply, please complete our online application form and upload your CV here. If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat about this role, please contact Joanne Mulligan at or (01) 662 1400.



STAND News Section Editors

STAND News is a not-for-profit online magazine funded by Irish Aid. We believe in the power of sharing stories that celebrate and connect ordinary people doing extraordinary things to make the world a better place. Our Section Editors come from a range of backgrounds but all have one thing in common: the desire to bring about positive change in the world. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. 

Our Section Editors receive training and support from the STAND News team to carry out the following:

  • Work with the STAND News editor to plan content and deadlines for your section
  • Pitch stories to the STAND News Editor and attend the STAND News monthly team meeting
  • Create and commission and edit content for your section 
  • Source visuals (photography, video, graphics and artwork) for your content (adhering to copyright laws)
  • Comply with media law and ethical guidelines (NUJ and Dochas codes of conduct)

The ideal candidates will be:

  • A great communicator
  • Super organised
  • Full of ideas
  • Passionate about equality


As a not-for-profit initiative focused on raising awareness and understanding of global justice and equality, all of our Section Editors are volunteers. We ask for a commitment of 2-3 hours per week (working remotely at times convenient to you) and that you commission/create at least one piece of content per week.

We are seeking Section Editors for the following areas:

OPINION EDITOR You will seek out comment and analysis on global issues from the people who understand them best, including humanitarians, community workers, activists and affected communities.

ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR You will bring our readers about the latest news, interviews and insights about best upcoming releases and events with a focus on human rights and development issues.

WOMEN’S EDITOR You will be as passionate as we are about empowering all women and girls across the globe and will bring our readers the latest news and views about the fight for gender equality.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EDITOR − You will help our readers explore issues of equality and inclusion, providing particular insight into issues relating to ethnicity, class and religion.

ENVIRONMENT EDITOR − You will help our readers understand the importance and the urgency of tackling climate change NOW by bringing them the latest news about environmental challenges and action.

HUMANITARIAN EDITOR − You will have an understanding of international efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty, bringing our readers the latest news and insights into parts of the world with a large humanitarian aid presence.

SPORTS EDITOR − You will be passionate about sport as a human right and seek out news, views and features from the world of sport week with a specific focus on equality and development issues.

BUSINESS EDITOR You will keep our readers up-to-date on the Irish and international business communities and their impact on global development issues − from start-ups to SMEs to big corporations, and everything in between.

CONSUMER AFFAIRS EDITOR What impact do our choices as consumers have on the planet and the world’s most vulnerable populations? You will help our readers understand the power of the consumer in tackling global injustice.

INNOVATION EDITOR  − How will we overcome the biggest humanitarian challenges of the 21st century? You will seek to answer that question, with stories about design, cities, activism, food, futurism, sustainability, and everything in between! 


Simply complete our online application form and upload your CV here. Please specify which role you have an interest in when applying. (Note: You may specify more than one role but you will be offered only one at the discretion of the STAND Editor.) We recruit editors all year round and also maintain a panel for suitable editors should positions that are currently filled become available.


STAND Student Festival Teams



The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. Previously known as the 8×8 Festival, this year’s festival will focus on the environment and its impact across the globe. Our STAND Festival Teams will work with us to host festival events and raise awareness of climate change on campuses around Ireland. If you’d like the chance to run a festival on your campus, keep reading!


We aim to have four students on each STAND Festival Team. You will each bring your own unique skills, experiences, and knowledge of your campus to make the festival success. The four roles we are recruiting for can be found below, and we provide training and support throughout!

  • Festival Manager
    Are you super organised? Do you love it when it a plan comes together? Do you have what it takes to plan and manage the festival on your campus? If so, the Festival Manager role is the one for you!
  • Festival Marketing & PR Manager
    Are you a great communicator? Do you know who’s who on your campus? Do you know how to spread the word and draw a crowd? If so, the step right up for the Festival Marketing & PR Manager role!
  • Festival Ambassador
    Are you passionate about global justice and equality? Do you want to learn more about climate action? Could you be the spokesperson for your team, host events and speak to campus? If so, you’re perfect for the Festival Ambassador role!



  • Training and ongoing support from the staff at STAND!
  • The chance to run your own festival!
  • Personal and professional skills that will make your CV stand out!
  • A warm fuzzy feeling inside, knowing you’re helping to tackle climate change!


STAND is a not-for-profit initiative. This is a voluntary position for students who want to gain great experience and help make a difference on their campus. The total time commitment is about 30 hours, spread out over four months as follows:

  • 1 x coordinator training day with STAND staff (7 hours)
  • 2 x monthly planning meetings with your team during the summer at times that suit the team (2 hours)
  • Three hours per week in the month before your festival (12 hours)
  • Up to eight hours during the week of your festival (8 hours)



To apply, please complete our online application form and upload your CV here. Please specify which role you have an interest in when applying.