Careers Advice

Internship Opportunities

As an IDS student, you will be offered the opportunity to apply for one of five post-graduation positions with the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office.

If you feel that you could offer any of our students’ internship or post graduation opportunities then please get in touch with the Alumni Office.

University of Sussex’s Careers and Employability Centre

Do not forget to use the University of Sussex’s careers service. These pages focus on careers in international development:

Useful websites and Organisations 

Please explore our list of useful websites and organisations for working in international development (pdf).

Recommended Books

The following publications are available from the British Library for Development Studies:

Career Profile

After I finalised studies in September, I returned to my country, Uganda to undertake two consultancies, one on government health financing for maternal and childcare for World Vision International in Uganda, and a Participatory Poverty Assessment for Uganda’s Ministry of Finance. I am now Research Analyst for Development Initiatives – a UK based Not for Profit research organisation, doing research and analysis on a range of development issues in East Africa.

The experience at IDS set a foundation for a career in development. I hope to use these experiences and networks to do more quality, just, and enriching work in contributing to International Development.

Emmanuel Rukundo Nshakira, MA Poverty and Development 2010 - 2011

Contact us

Alumni Officer,
Institute of Development Studies,
East Sussex

T: +44 (0)1273 606261

IDS Careers on Twitter