Foreigners: Volunteer Placements

Make a difference in research and/or community based solutions 

We are looking for skilled professionals who are passionate and motivated to share their talents and expertise in research and/or to work with communities on the ground for pioneering innovative solutions.

While academic merit, publications, and other experiences are notable for research positions, the capacity building specialists bring home experiential learning. A successful candidate also demonstrates enthusiasm and possesses a commendable work ethic, team spirit, and communication skills. Besides conducting research or engaged in programmes, S/he will be involved in identifying new opportunities for research/programmes, including writing proposals for funding bids and management of programmes.

A selected individual must commit to work for 7 - 24 months for our long-term placements, or for 4 - 6 months for our more specialist short-term placements.

When to apply

  • The Recruitment is open year-round.

Programme Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • A match between interns’ interests and Unnayan Onneshan’s projects and goals
  • A time commitment of at least four - six months
  • Have 2-5 years' professional experience
  • An official qualification, such as a degree
  • Pass a medical check and a criminal record check
  • Aged between 25 and 65
  • Be ready to start within the next 06 months
  • Have strong written and verbal English skills
  • Willing to work under pressure.

You’ll also need to:

  • be prepared to invest time in self-briefing and training before going to your placement
  • be willing to learn the basics of the local language of where you'll be working with modest living.

How to apply

To apply, please download the form “Application for Employment” and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Review and Interview

After careful review by a selected panel, a few applicants will be offered a phone interview to better understand the applicant’s interests, and skills.


Offers to successful candidates will be made approximately within two weeks to a month following the interview. More information about travel plans, and living arrangements will be discussed at that time.

Contact us

16/2 Indira Road, Farmgate
Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
G.P.O Box #2251

Tel: (+88 02) 58150684, 9110636
Fax: (+88 02)  58155804
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