Business Development Intern

Plan International Ireland is looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in child rights and international development.

Business Development Intern

The Role

Plan International Ireland is looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in child rights and international development. You will support our business development, looking to identify new grant opportunities, support proposal development and ensure strong tracking of our grant portfolio.

You will have excellent written skills in order to support the development of high-quality project proposals and reports. The role will primarily support our development programmes.


  • Prepare strong communications on our grants or projects for use by our business development team
  • Track grants and liaise with our Marketing team on appropriate reporting and proposal development
  • Carry out research on donor trends to inform Programme and strategy development.
  • Regularly update our donor mapping to match our Programme priorities with donors (by sector and geography) and corporate opportunities


  • Support the Programme team to submit donor proposals and reports in a timely and effective manner, ensuring that they are of acceptable quality and compliant with donor requirements.
  • Link with Communications and Fundraising units to ensure strong flow of relevant and high quality information about our programme work.


  • Update and maintain our Programme Information Tracking system as well as provide general administrative support to the Development unit.

Essential Attributes

  • Masters degree in a related discipline: development studies, development economics, humanitarian aid etc.
  • Excellent command of English and strong report writing, communication and administration skills
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent quantitative, evidence based research
  • Experience of website content management including updating, editing and uploading content to websites, online forums, etc.
  • Experience in collating information for databases/websites/reports, research, editing, etc.


This internship is offered on a six month contract, with the possibility of a further 3 month extension. The role is full time, Monday to Friday, based in our Dublin office. A stipend of €500 per month is offered, and 25 days (pro rata) annual leave.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter explaining your motivation for this role to by 5pm Sunday 25 February 2018.

Please Note

  • This document is not intended to be an exhaustive job description – it serves only as an overview of the role.
  • Applicants must have a valid work permit at the time of applying to enable them to work in Ireland.
  • Plan International Ireland regrets that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in relation to their application.
  • Garda checks and clearance are essential prior to job offer as part of Plan International Ireland’s child protection controls.