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There are a number of areas to work in International Development. These include:
NGOs - Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are private bodies, generally operating on a not-for-profit basis. Many will undertake practical, hands-on projects in the field. Others will concentrate on campaigns to influence public opinion and government policy. Volunteering and internships are common ways to gain experience, make contacts and start to build your career
International Organisations - These include UN Institutions and other multilateral organisations, such as the World Bank, IMF, OECD. They play a front line role in the world's response to socio-economic, humanitarian and security issues. Many offer internship opportunities. However, they are often aimed at postgraduates with considerable experience already and are generally unpaid