Irish Men’s Sheds Association – Unpaid Health and Wellbeing Internship 3 Days (6 Months)
The Irish Men’s Sheds Association (www.menssheds.ie) is seeking a motivated person to join their small and dynamic team for an unpaid internship to support the Health and Wellbeing Manager in the roll-out of the Sheds for Life initiative for men’s sheds throughout Ireland and the development of phase 2 of the association’s dedicated men’s health website Malehealth.ie
Men’s Sheds are a community based initiative which has managed to address a key challenge that health service providers, educators and others have been struggling with for years – how to get men involved. Men’s Sheds share characteristics with, but are distinct from, men’s groups, peer support groups and clubs, and offer a unique opportunity to men and rural communities in Ireland to improve their quality of life.
The Irish Men’s Sheds Association aims to make it as easy as possible for any like-minded group of men in Ireland to set up, run and maintain a Men’s Shed. To this end, we provide information, resources and support to our member sheds throughout Ireland; listening and responding to our members’ concerns is a cornerstone of our ethos.
Sheds for Life is the Irish Men’s Sheds Association’s dedicated men’s health and wellbeing initiative supported by the HSE. It provides a positive, holistic approach to men’s health that targets aspects of physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing by building on the existing health enhancing, supportive environment of a men’s shed. In line with the ethos of men’s sheds, a grassroots approach is applied, placing the men’s needs and views at the core of all associated health promotion activities.
Benefit of internship –
This internship offers a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working within a national non-government organisation as well as building the interns capacity for future work opportunities in health promotion
You will be based at our head office in the Civic Centre Ballymun, Dublin 9 (please note expenses incurred for travel to and from work on submission of receipts will be reimbursed)
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Interested candidates should forward a CV and a cover letter of application to Edel Byrne, Health and Wellbeing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday the 9th of February.