Applications for the August cohort close 15th July 2022.

Become our next Academic relations volunteer

You'll be working closely with academics across the world to make academic research more accessible for NGOs and government organisations.

Why Acume

Make An Impact

Make academic research more accessible to help inform and innovate international affairs and development

Network With Academics

Meet, interview and learn from inspiring academics from across the world

Learn New Skills

A two-month opportunity to help you learn new skills, such as effective networking and interviewing

How it works

As a student volunteer, you will commit eight hours a month for a minimum of two months, and for as long as you are active.

Student volunteers research, conduct interviews with academics, craft impact summaries, or create social media.

Pick and Choose Tasks

We share the tasks that need doing - including research, conducting academic interviews and social media. You are free to pick and do the ones that interest you most.

Commit 8-Hours a Month

Every task has a standardised time value. You need to pick tasks so your monthly task times equal eight hours or more. This lets you choose the tasks you want and when to do them.

Receive Ongoing Support

You will be assigned a Project Lead who will train and mentor you along your journey. Every Thursday, we host a virtual team social to play games and get to know one another better.


Our next cohort will start 1st August.

Our volunteerships take start at the beginning of each new calendar month and last a minimum of two months in total. They then continue for as long as you are active.

You will be required to attend a two hour onboarding session - time to be confirmed.

Applications always close two weeks before the start date. Successful applicants will be notified shortly afterwards.

Apply Now

Download and read the full role description and selection criteria before making your application.

Apply: August Cohort

Interested to join as a project lead volunteer? Learn more by downloading the role outline here.