STAND celebrates the power of ordinary people to change the world. We support third-level students to stand up for justice and equality, learn more about important global issues, and find out what they can do to take positive action.

We do this by running a range of activities in collaboration with students at third-level campuses across Ireland. We are now looking to expand our team and build on our existing support to empower more students across Ireland to STAND for what they believe in.

We are a not-for-profit initiative run by the educational development charity Suas. As part of our strategic planning work here in Suas, we are reviewing our internship policies and procedures to align with good practice from September onwards. You can check out our latest volunteer opportunities below and subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to keep up to date on application deadlines and new student vacancies.

STAND News Contributor - *applications currently paused*

*Please note that STAND News Contributor applications are currently paused. They will reopen in early 2023, so stay connected by subscribing to our newsletter and social media.*


About STAND News:

STAND News was started in 2013 as a blog where Suas Staff and Volunteers could explore global and social justice issues, questions about the world we live in, and reflections on our individual and collective experiences.

Since 2013, STAND News has grown a great deal and our network has expanded to include student editors and contributors from all around the world! We remain committed to the spirit of student activism that drives us to hold this space for young voices and the dialogues we hope to nurture.

Our articles, podcasts, and video content are focused on sharing what we learn about the connections between local and global issues. We hope to foster compassionate perspectives and action in solidarity with our community of writers, readers, and beyond.

About STAND News Contributors:

Stand News contributors research, write and edit written or audio-visual stories, features and articles for use on our online news resource. Contributors are expected to support the development of priority articles identified by the Engagement Coordinator and STAND News Editors, as well as to explore topics of their own interest. Contributors will have access to regular trainings by industry professionals and experts to support their continued growth as writers and activists

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Generating ideas for stories and features that might interest our readers.
  • Liaising with editors to meet agreed article and content deadlines.
  • Researching and verifying information to be included in the content of your articles.
  • Interviewing sources for features or reporting on relevant events, fairs and conferences (not required but encouraged).
  • Writing article text and editing changes as suggested by editors and STAND staff.
  • Updating editors and STAND staff on work progress.
  • Staying up-to-date with our consent and ethical guideline recommendations.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Currently enrolled or graduated in the last 2 years from a 3rd level institution (undergraduate, or postgraduate)
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Appreciation for STAND’s mission and values.
  • A keen interest in learning about and making connections between local and global issues.
  • Good written communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to work to deadlines. 

Time Commitment:

  • Contributors are free to allocate whatever time suits them and their schedule to the programme.  
  • Contributors are expected to be an active member of the STAND News team for 1 year, but are welcome to stay on board up to 2 years following graduation from any academic programme at a 3rd level institution