The Advanced Master in International Development (AMID) offered by the Radboud University Nijmegen since 1998, invites applications for its 21th edition, starting February 2019. For the programme in 2019 we are looking for 30 to 35 trainees.
As a talented young professional participating in AMID, you will be employed from February 1st 2019 at an organisation in The Netherlands engaged in international cooperation and focused on global issues, and attend lectures at the university on Fridays. Applications for the AMID programme 2019 are open from September 1 until September 30, with the early bird deadline on September 10.
AMID is a successful one-year dual programme where trainees have a paid job at an organisation in the Netherlands engaged in the field of international development for four days a week and come together for an academic programme on Fridays. This way, the AMID programme combines work experience and academic reflection. In the weekly lectures, you are challenged to develop a critical approach towards international development in combination with more skills-based trainings. In addition, you gain a full year of work experience on an academic position in a competitive field.
AMID arranges the traineeships at the organisations. Among the many organisations that have participated in previous years are Amnesty International, Care NL, BoPinc, MottMcDonald, FMO, Free Press Unlimited, Amref, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Oxfam Novib, UTZ and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As a trainee, you will work in a junior position. The job package consists of, amongst others, policy-related work, research and/or project management.
The AMID programme combines work experience and academic reflection. In weekly lectures, you are challenged to develop a critical approach towards international development in combination with more skills-based trainings. In addition, you gain a full year of work experience on an academic position in a competitive field. AMID trainees differ in terms of cultural and educational background and work in a variety of positions within a broad spectrum of organisations from different sectors.
In addition to at least a minimum wage, the organisation agrees to pay 90% of the programmes tuition fee (9900 euro in 2019) and the trainees commuting expenses, including lecture days. Candidates pay the above-mentioned registration fee, which is deducted from trainees own contribution (10% of the fee) to the academic programme. The own contribution then comes down to 925 euro when paid in 2 instalments, or 900 euro in full when paid before February 1, 2019. In case the own contribution would exclude you from participation, contact AMID to see if you are eligible for the diversity fund and indicate this on your registration form. Note that this fund is only open to a small number of outstanding trainees contributing to the diversity of AMID trainees and for whom participation to the programme is impossible under the current rules and (financial) conditions.
Good to know: if you already work at an organisation active in the field of international development, you can also apply for AMID. Please contact us for more information.
The selection procedure is open for candidates that have obtained a Master’s degree in a study which has a link with international cooperation and sustainable development and who are highly motivated to contribute to a fair and sustainable world. The programme is directed at recent graduates (max. 3 years after graduation) at the start of their professional career. We are looking for candidates that have:
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