Can you Sponsor an intern?

We have a number of young people in Dreamscheme who have finished school and want to pursue a career in youth work. Through our 1 year paid internship programme, we want to help them take their first step.

To make this possible, we need to identify a group of supporters who can commit to sponsoring our 2019/20 interns.


* Express your interest in becoming an Intern Sponsor by 26th April 2019 *

last year’s intern: DAVID’S EXPERIENCE

“The whole experience from being a young person, to a volunteer, to an intern, has made me a much more confident person. The one year internship has allowed me to practise and develop the different skills that I have learned through my time in Dreamscheme.

During my internship, I have been able to plan and lead learning workshops and activities for young people in Milltown, Belvoir and Newtownbreda, and I have also able to mentor a young person in Breda Academy. It has also been so good to be part of an amazing team with Stephen, Lizzie, Jonny and Emma – working together and supporting each other every week.

Overall, the internship with Dreamscheme has been massively beneficial for me, allowing me to go deeper and be more intentional with the young people in my local area, helping them grow and develop.”

David Magill, Youth Worker Intern (2018-19)


internship programme overview

Our internship programme will run from Summer 2019 to Summer 2020. Interns will benefit from:

Leadership experience

In community: Each intern will be given opportunity to lead young people in two Dreamscheme groups, either Braniel, Belvoir, Breda, Botanic or Moneyreagh. This will involve planning and leading activities, communicating with young people, and creating new opportunities and experiences for their group. They will also help plan and lead 1 overnight residential trip.

In school: Each intern will also be given the opportunity to mentor 2 pupils in Breda Academy during the 2019-20 school term, and 4-5 young people our Dreamscheme groups.

training & Development

Interns will be supported by the Dreamscheme senior team and will benefit from a personal development plan, including:

  • Monthly mentoring support from their line manager

  • Weekly team time and monthly planning meetings

  • Opportunity to gain OCN Level 2 youth work qualification

  • Opportunities to network with other youth workers in Northern Ireland

  • Access to range of training courses (e.g. first aid, mentoring, child protection, leadership)


Interns will be paid £300 per month, to cover their living expenses.

Expression of Interest

Can you commit to sponsoring an intern, either with a monthly direct debit, or through a one-off gift?

Each intern role will cost £300/month (£3,600/year).

Name *
Sponsorship type
Amount you can commit to giving per month, or as one-off gift