Work with us

Thank you for your interest in working with Amnesty International Ireland.

Amnesty International is a democratic worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognised human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. We believe human rights abuses anywhere are the concern of people everywhere. Outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world, we work to improve people’s lives through campaigning and international solidarity.

When you get a job at Amnesty International, you’re working for people whose human rights are under attack. If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills and experience to change the world then we might just have the right role for you.

Working at Amnesty:

You can find out more about the our employee benefits for office-based staff and the existing salary bands. This information was correct as of January 2019 and was published in the interests of transparency and to ensure accountability to our members.

We do not have the capacity to hold speculative applications, so we ask interested candidates to submit an application for each position for which they would like to be considered and to apply for advertised positions only.

We try to communicate with all applicants. However, due to the high number of applications we sometimes receive, we are not always able to answer individual queries or respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Each advertised position will have a direct link to the application form. It is our strong preference that you apply online. However, if you are unable to complete an online application, you can download the form below and send it to positions(at) or by post to Seán MacBride House, 48 Fleet St., Dublin 2.

Internship opportunities:

Our internship programme offers work experience to those interested in a career in human rights. Internships are unpaid, although Amnesty offers a small stipend to cover travel and lunch costs. The hours are flexible, but we require interns to work 20 hours per week for a 3-6 month period. If you are interested in an ongoing voluntary role with Amnesty, please visit our volunteering page.

Current Vacancies:

Communications and Engagement Manager. You can download the job specification form here and apply through the job application form below.

The Interview Process


Your application will be fairly and competitively assessed against the competencies required to successfully perform the role you have applied for; these will be in line with the job description advertised. Please note that we assess applications solely based on the merit of the information provided in the application form and are therefore unable to accept any additional information by email or telephone. We are also unable to discuss your suitability for a position outside of the formal recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend an interview. In some cases the process might consist of two rounds of interview and/or a skills based assessment or presentation.

The Interview Panel

The interview panels will generally consist of the line manager for the role, a colleague or peer and the HR Manager. In addition to assessing your suitability the panel will provide you with further information about Amnesty International, who we are and what we do and how the role fits in to the organisation.


Following a successful interview you will be contacted directly with the good news to discuss the offered terms and pre-employment checks; we have pre-set reward frameworks and we operate a salary scale. Please see the staff pay & benefits section for more information.