Careers at CES

CES is a not for profit, intermediary organisation with offices in Dublin and Belfast. We connect policy, practice and research, helping to ensure the implementation of effective services, to improve the lives of people living across the island of Ireland. 

CES has a staff complement of over forty multi-disciplinary professionals drawn from various specialist areas, including community development, research, psychology, social work, youth work, public health, organisation development and knowledge and communications. We also run a Graduate Internship Programme to develop capacity and expertise within the sector and have 6 participating graduates in 2016. 

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Graduate Intern Programme



Graduate Intern Programme

Our Graduate Intern Programme recruits recently qualified graduates or post-graduates and provides them with a full time structured training programme. The programme combines professional and personal development and work experience, over a period of 12 months.

The aim of the programme is to develop a new generation of graduates with specialist experience of implementing evidence informed services, and the translation of evidence into policy and practice to improve outcomes for communities, children and young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The graduate interns will have the potential to work in a wide range of settings, including government departments and service providing agencies and organisations in Ireland, Northern Ireland and further afield.

"The Graduate Intern Programme at CES offers a supportive and engaging learning environment. The diverse portfolio of projects that I worked on provided me with the unique opportunity to enhance my existing skill set while developing new ones. The experience has given me the skills and confidence to pursue my career goals and I cannot recommend the programme enough.” Ciaran O’Donnell, participant in the 2015/2016 CES Graduate Intern Programme.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 / 2018 Graduate Intern Programme.  Applicants are requested to download and complete the  Graduate Intern Programme Application Form and send to by Friday June 9th 2017.    

Successful applicants will be invited to interview the week commencing 24 July and 31 July 2017. The Programme will commence on Monday 2 October 2017.

Download additional details of CES Graduate Intern Programme here.

Download the application form here.