Amref Flying Doctors aims to create lasting health change in Africa. As the largest African healthcare organisation, we rely on the strength of the African people. We have been around since 1957 and we work on different themes, including 'My Body, My Life', with a focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). As Amref, we believe it is important that everyone has the right to a healthy and safe life. However, for many girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa, this is not self-evident. We want to make sure that women and girls know their rights so that problems like female genital mutilation, teenage pregnancies and child marriages can be prevented.
With the various programmes under 'My body, my life' we empower African girls and young women to live safe and healthy lives and stand up for their rights. To achieve this, we focus on improving the entire healthcare system, from community to government. It is important that people also receive information about topics such as sex and contraceptives. We involve everyone from community, including men and boys, parents, teachers and religious & traditional leaders, to enforce that change comes from within.
Do you want to gain work experience within our international organization with passionate colleagues and thereby contribute to better sexual and reproductive health in Africa? Then this is your chance!
For our office in Leiden, per September 2022, we are looking for a:
Intern Programmes ‘Mijn Lijf, Mijn Leven' (SRHR)’ – M/F/X
3 - 5 days a week
What are you going to do?
As an intern in the ‘My Body My Life’ Programmes department, you are involved in various support activities for colleagues who work in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). You help organize meetings, contribute to reporting on ongoing projects and identify lessons learned. The internship period is for a minimum of 5 months. In this position, there is a lot of room to learn more about the project and programme management within a developmental organization, and you get to know the dynamics of an organization like ours. There is plenty of room for own initiative and your qualities and interests are taken into account.
Do you have an affinity with development cooperation, are you proactive and ready to take on a variety of tasks? Then we are looking for you!
- You are a third- or fourth-year student with a HBO or WO level of thinking in a field of study relevant to this internship (international relations, social sciences, etc.);
- You are registered as a student at an educational institution during your entire internship period;
- You are in possession of a proof of residence for the Netherlands (visa, EU citizenship, etc.);
- At the time of internship, you are living in The Netherlands and are in possession of a Dutch bank account;
- You have a good command of the English language (both orally and in writing);
- You have an affinity with development cooperation;
- You are culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and open-minded;
- You are enthusiastic, creative, independent and enterprising.
A special mission; to contribute to a healthy and strong Africa. With about sixty enthusiastic colleagues you work together in a casual and professional working atmosphere in which you can operate independently in an international organization based in Leiden. Although Dutch is the common language spoken at the organisation, we are open to Dutch and non-Dutch speakers. You will receive an internship allowance. Public transport reimbursement is possible if you do not have a student public transport pass (Student OV-kaart). Start date is beginning September, and with a duration of at least 5 months.
We also offer:
- a good working atmosphere in an enthusiastic team;
- an international working environment;
- expert guidance.
Send your motivation letter and CV (in Word or PDF) with reference: 2022 – 7 intern SRHR to email@example.com as soon as possible, but ultimately Monday the 22nd of August. For more information, please contact Sitara Khan, Jr Portfolio Manager at Amref Flying Doctors at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.amref.nl for more information. We ask all employees to be willing to comply with our code of conduct.