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Taking A Year Out

 

General Information

Image for folder link 'Working in ...' folders, 'Taking a Year Out' and 'Voluntary Work' folders contain useful advice and information on working in different countries.
Image for book link Books / Directories such as The Global Resume and CV Guide.
Image for book link Teaching English Abroad a key resource for training and finding jobs.
Image for book link Work and Travel Europe (gap-pack) The Europe Gap Pack has been created especially for independent travellers who want to find seasonal work whilst travelling.
Image for book link Working for a Better World - a guide to volunteering in global development
Image for Internet link Going Global (www.tcd.ie/Careers/goinglobal/)career and employment resources include world-wide job openings, internship listings, industrial profiles and country-specific career information. For Trinity students and graduates only.
Image for Internet link GRADChina.com (www.gradchina.com) for jobs, careers information and advice for students and graduates intending to live and work in China.
Image for Internet link GRADMalaysia.com (www.gradmalaysia.com) for jobs, careers information and advice for students and graduates intending to live and work in Malaysia and Singapore.
Image for Internet link Prospects.ac.uk (www.prospects.ac.uk/links/countries/) Provides insights into studying and living abroad
Image for Internet link Staufenbiel.de (www.staufenbiel.de) is the graduate careers web portal in Germany.
Image for Internet link Targetcarrieres (http://targetcarrieres.fr/) The graduate careers web-portal in France.
Image for Internet link The Year Out Group (www.yearoutgroup.org) promotes the concept and benefits of well structured year out programmes. Lists organisations targeting students taking a year out before college.
Image for Internet link USIT (www.usit.ie) Provides information on working and living in different countries.
Image for Internet link Work Life Balance (www.worklifebalance.ie) for case-studies and pen pictures of people who take work/life balance seriously.

 

Graduate / Exchange Programmes

Image for Internet link Canada Visa (http://www.go4less.ie/canada-visas/canada-work-visa.asp) offering 12 months living and working in Canada. You will know where you are working, when, how much you will earn and what your job will be before you leave Ireland.
Image for Internet link JET Programme (www.ie.emb-japan.go.jp) Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme.
Image for Internet link Professional Career Training/Internship USA (internship.usit.ie) offering an 18 month visa to graduates.
Image for Internet link Working Holiday Maker Australia (www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday) is available to Irish students/graduates for a fee. Further information is also available at the USIT website. There is a similar scheme for New Zealand - www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/workingholiday

 

Volunteering and Other Year Out Possibilities

Image for Internet link Action without Borders (www.idealist.org) has a database of international volunteer opportunities as well as links to other organisations promoting global volunteering.
Image for Internet link Centre of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (coe-dmha.org).
Image for Internet link Citizens Information Board (www.citizensinformationboard.ie) the national support agency responsible for providing information, advice and advocacy to the public on social services has a database of national voluntary organisations including those involved in providing services as well as those involved in campaigning.
Image for Internet link Comhlamh (www.volunteerintoptions.org) Information and advice for making a decision about volunteering overseas for global development. Search the Volunteering Options database for volunteering opportunities.
Image for Internet link Community Service Volunteers (www.csv.org.uk) is a UK charity with a range of volunteering opportunities in areas such as the media and the environment.
Image for Internet link Dublin Simon Community (www.dublinsimon.ie) need volunteers to work with them in Ireland from time to time.
Image for Internet link Frontier (www.frontier.ac.uk) is dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity through rigourous 'hands on' fieldwork.
Image for Internet link Irish Refugee Council (www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie) need volunteers to work with them in Ireland from time to time.
Image for Internet link ISPCA (www.ispca.ie) need volunteers to work with them in Ireland from time to time.
Image for Internet link Oneworld (www.oneworld.net) Co-ordinates many NGO job offers (Oxfam, Christian Aid, Caritas etc).
Image for Internet link OutReach Moldova (www.outreachmoldova.org) has also been started by a Trinity graduate and works with 300 disabled orphaned children in the Republic of Moldova.
Image for Internet link Raleigh International (www.raleigh.org.uk) is a youth development charity offering challenging environmental and community projects.
Image for Internet link Statravel (http://www.statravel.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/uk_division_web_live/) has a list of year out possibilities.
Image for Internet link Suas Educational Development (www.suas.ie) has been started by Trinity graduates to support education in the developing world.
Image for Internet link Timebank (www.timebank.org.uk) is a national volunteering campaign in the UK, which raises awareness of giving time through voluntary work.
Image for Internet link International Arts & Artists (www.artsandartists.org/cep) - Internship in the USA - places international and United States students and post-graduates with arts and culture-related organisations to complete on-the-job training and internship placements in the United States. They now inlcude cultural management, architecture, media, communication, finance, marketing and visual and performing arts..
Image for Internet link SummerJobs (www.summerjobs.com) For links to vacation jobs in North America and some European countries.
Image for Internet link Volunteer Centres Ireland (www.volunteer.ie) The national organisation with responsibility for developing volunteering in Ireland. There is a database of local volunteer centres and of opportunities to volunteer.
Image for Internet link Volunteering Ireland (www.volunteeringireland.com) Has a database of both residential and non-residential voluntary work opportunities in Ireland.
Image for Internet link Volunteers for Peace (www.vfp.org) A US based organisation. Contains links to other voluntary organisations world-wide including Ireland.
Image for Internet link Voluntary Service International (www.vsiireland.org) is the irish section of a worldwide movement to promote peace, social justice, sustainable development and interculture understanding.
Image for Internet link Voluntary Services Overseas (www.vso.org.uk) UK based agency.
Image for Internet link Vacation Work (www.vacationwork.co.uk/index1.php) has links to useful websites including overseas recruitment and independent travel.