Cultúr Migrant Centre: Research & Policy Volunteer Intern

Cultúr Migrant Centre

Research & Policy Volunteer Intern

Cultúr is a community work organisation based in Navan and working across County Meath with ethnic minorities including immigrants, migrant workers, asylum seekers and refugees. We are passionate and committed to equality, human rights and social justice and currently seeking a volunteer Research & Policy Intern to support the implementation of the communications and information functions of the organisation in line with the overall communication strategy of Cultúr as a migrant organisation with other team members.

Role Description

  • To work on the delivery of a specific number of research projects using appropriate and creative methodologies to design research projects using quantitative and qualitative methods

Main Tasks and Activities

  • Discussing and agreeing project requirements with the organisation and those linked to the organisation e.g., migrants, community, voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Drafting research specifications and agreeing the terms of reference for research with interested parties.
  • Tendering for research contracts over the course of the internship
  • Working with the organisation’s team members in creating draft research instruments, such as questionnaires, conducting surveys, organisation of interviews, conducting case studies,
  • Working in close partnership with a range of stakeholders, including government analysts, and policy colleagues during the research.
  • Conducting and analysing, in-depth interviews with migrants and other data sets.
  • Collating and editing draft reports.
  • Ensuring that research is conducted within a set time frame to meet policy requirements.
  • Ensuring quality control of research in conjunction with the project manager.
  • Providing information and analysis on a policy issue and its development in conjunction with other team members.
  • Providing information on what research is already available in a policy area relating to migrants, racism, inequalities, and social exclusion.
  • Producing both written and oral briefs in conjunction with other team members for the organisation and ministers, based on reviews of research evidence for policy development.
  • Delivering presentations at conferences and other events with other team members relevant to the research projects undertaken
  • Keeping up to date with developments in policy and social issues, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Skills and qualities required

  • A strong interest in social issues including migration, equality, and human rights.
  • A thorough methodical approach to work and commitment to high quality research.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to gather information from people.
  • Experienced in explaining findings clearly, both verbally and in written reports to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experienced in working to deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team.
  • Meticulous planning skills and self motivation.


The intern will be responsible to Cultur’s Programme Manager for supervision; however, they will link with other workers in the organisation who they will work with on specific initiatives.


  • The Intern will be fully supported to conduct the role.
  • The intern will gain excellent work experience
  • Free additional training will be made available where possible and suitable on migrant related issues

This is an unpaid volunteer intern position of 17.5 hours per week commitment.


To apply for this position, please send your CV and Cover Letter by email for the attention of: The closing date for application is the 13th of October 2022. To access more information on the work of Cultúr go to

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
14th Sep, 2022
Co Meath
Expiry Date
13th Oct, 2022