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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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International Organisations

International Organisations

Ireland places great importance in its membership of international organisations, viewing them as vital to our international standing as a small, neutral, island nation.

Many of these international organisations offer interesting and rewarding career paths. There are two types of international organisation, intergovernmental organisations, which are made up of member states and international nongovernmental organisations, which are NGO’s with an international reach. Examples of Intergovernmental organisations are the UN, the OECD, the World Bank and the IMF. Examples of International NGO’s are Oxfam, the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières 

Intergovernmental organisations tend to offer highly structured career paths and application processes for suitably skilled applicants. Skill demands can vary depending on the organisation, but economics knowledge is central to the IMF, OECD and the World Bank. With the UN and other organisations, the skills required depend on the section of the organisation you work in, but for roles in development aid, experience in the field is crucial in a competitive field. A willingness to travel for work and language skills are also very important when working in an international environment.