International Development Jobs and Volunteer Information

International Development Job and Volunteer Information



World Service Enquiry provides information and career advice to people who want to volunteer or work in international development.


With experience and knowledge of the sector WSE offers specialist career information to people who are at the start of their career or new to the international development sector.

You know you want to work for an international development agency but are unsure what's out there and where you fit in. We offer tailor made advice sessions to help you gain clarity about finding a job with a charity or NGO more>


Do you want to volunteer overseas and don't know where to start? Let our free advice help you understand the basics of the sector and help you make an informed choice about relevant volunteer agencies more>



Do you want to find paid work in the international development sector either in the UK or overseas, but don't know where to start? You can identify opportunity within the sector though our free information and our jobs page more>


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In association with Identity Careers WSE offers specialist workshops with a unique focus on International Development.


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How to write a CV for international development.

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Over 10 years WSE has presented the enormously popular seminar 'Getting into International Development' to over 1,800 people at forum3.


Listen to last year's podcast on the KnowHow NonProfit website:


International development: the inside track
Kevin Cusack from World Service Enquiry

How to break into International Development: Debate

Panellists include:

Kevin Cusack – World Service Enquiry

Katherine Tubb – 2Way Development

Shelley Reynolds – VSO

Jeff Riley – The Careers Group University of London



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