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AMID Young Professional traineeship 2022

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!Application for the AMID Young Professional traineeship programme 2022 is open from September 16 to October 14, 09.00 hrs, 2021!

  • Are you an ambitious graduate dedicated to countering urgent and complex global challenges, such as climate change, poverty and inequality?
  • Do you want to invest in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for a professional to contribute to a fair and sustainable world?
  • Do you want to become part of a (mostly online) international classroom?
  • And do you want to gain access to a professional career in this sector?

AMID Young Professional, offered by the Radboud University Nijmegen since 1998, invites applicants for its 24th edition, starting February 2022. For the programme in 2022 we are looking for 30 to 35 trainees.

The AMID Young Professional traineeship is a unique, one-year dual programme where trainees work four days a week at an organisation engaged in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals. They come together for academic reflection and training on Fridays. Almost three quarters of AMID alumni is permanently working in the field of international development (AMID tracer study, 2021). They value AMID Young Professional for providing them with relevant academic knowledge combined with practical skills, valuable working experience and an essential professional network.

Please note: if are you currently working in an organisation involved in realizing the SDGs based outside of the Netherlands and are you interesting in joining AMID from that organisation, please contact us.

Why participate?

As a result of completing the AMID Young Professional traineeship, you:

  • have knowledge of and insight in the theories, playing field, skills and current themes in sustainable development and can apply these as a scientist-practitioner to the day-to-day practice of different types of organisations in the framework of the SDGs;
  • have developed an academically supported critical approach towards sustainable development and practical training on the skills needed to act on this approach;
  • can communicate and collaborate with all those involved in the field of sustainable development and work effectively across differences;
  • take responsibility in, and influence the public discussion concerning sustainable development;
  • can reflect on the field you are working in and on your own position;
  • proactively take responsibility for your own (lifelong) learning process;
  • have gained a full year of work experience in a junior position in a competitive field;
  • are part of an extensive international network of ambitious (young) professionals in the field.

How does it work?

Those convinced of being the right fit for AMID, can apply from September 16th until October 14th, 2021. Afterwards, you undergo a selection procedure. If you are selected to join AMID, we will match you with the available trainee positions, if possible. The AMID Young Professional academic year runs from February to February – this is also the duration of your employment when you are matched.

 

How to propose an organisation I (have) work(ed) for?

If you already work at an organisation active in the field of sustainable development and international cooperation you can also apply for AMID Young Professional. Read how to do so, here or contact us for more information (amidcandidates@ru.nl).

What to expect from the academic programme?

The year is divided into four modules, which are cumulative and mutually supportive. Each of the four modules is concluded with a written assignment. We offer a blended programme in an international classroom: approximately 75% takes place online, 25% takes place face-to-face. Our high-quality online lectures (mostly on Fridays) are complemented by two-day, face-to-face trainings, in the AMID Global Network hubs, currently the Netherlands and Kenya. Preparation for the lectures will take up approximately four hours a week. We also organise additional activities, such as literature dialogue sessions, personal development sessions and webinars (of which the latter is not mandatory).

What to expect from work?

As a trainee, you work in a junior position. The job package varies between of, amongst others, policy-related work, communication, research or project management. All trainees work under the direct supervision of a senior colleague, with whom you conduct reflective and evaluative interviews.

Are you eligable?

How do you know whether you would be the right fit for the AMID Young Professional traineeship? The exact entry requirements as well as more information on the application process can be found on the application page. The complete requirements for participation can also be found in our FAQs. The application for the AMID Young Professional programme runs from September 16th until October 14th, 2021. 

Costs & imbursements

As a trainee, you will receive at least a minimum wage and commuting costs for work and training days. 90% of the tuition fee for the AMID Young Professional traineeship will be completed by your employing organisation. Other terms of employment can be agreed upon in a separate contract between trainee and organisation. The organisation does not have to provide a job guarantee. 10% of the tuition fee is paid for by the trainee. The contribution for trainees in 2022 is € 990. Candidates paid a € 75 registration fee (€ 37,50 with early bird discount). The registration is valid for two selection attempts.

!Application for the AMID Young Professional traineeship programme 2022 is open from September 16 to October 14, 09.00 hrs, 2021!

  • Are you an ambitious graduate dedicated to countering urgent and complex global challenges, such as climate…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    February 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    October 14, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

As a result of completing the AMID Young Professional traineeship, you:

  • have knowledge of and insight in the theories, playing field, skills and current themes in sustainable development and can apply these as a scientist-practitioner to the day-to-day practice of different types of organisations in the framework of the SDGs;
  • have developed an academically supported critical approach towards sustainable development and practical training on the skills needed to act on this approach;
  • can communicate and collaborate with all those involved in the field of sustainable development and work effectively across differences;
  • take responsibility in, and influence the public discussion concerning sustainable development;
  • can reflect on the field you are working in and on your own position;
  • proactively take responsibility for your own (lifelong) learning process;
  • have gained a full year of work experience in a junior position in a competitive field;
  • are part of an extensive international network of ambitious (young) professionals in the field.

As a result of completing the AMID Young Professional traineeship, you:

  • have knowledge of and insight in the theories, playing field, skills and current themes in sustainable…

Level of Language Proficiency

English, professional proficiency, other languages are an advantage. Trainees working in Netherlands-based organisations are sometimes required to speak Dutch.

English, professional proficiency, other languages are an advantage. Trainees working in Netherlands-based organisations are sometimes required to speak Dutch.

Location

On-site
Nijmegen, Nederland

How to Apply

Step 1- Application:

When applying for the AMID programme, applicants should register with AMID as a candidate. The link to the application form can be retrieved from this website from September 16 to October 14 2021. In this online application form we ask you to upload your CV, video pitch (30 seconds, see step 3 for more information), Master's diploma and grade lists, and fill out your personal details, educational background, work experience and motivation. The form invites you to explain your motivation (in max. 200 words) for working in development, and in a separate question to explain your motivation for the AMID programme. The deadline for uploading your application form is October 14, 09:00 hrs.

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Step 2 - Registration fee:

Note that the application for AMID is only considered valid when the registration fee of 75 Euro (37,50 Euro with early bird discount) is paid. The registration is valid for two selection attempts. If you have paid the registration fee for the selection round 2021, this is still valid for 2022. Please tick the box on the registration form if this applies to your situation and follow the instructions. Otherwise you can follow the steps for payment at the end of the application. We hold on to applicant's uploaded information for two years. 

Step 3 - First Selection Round:

Based on your motivation, CV, grade list and video pitch of maximum 30 seconds, the selection committee will decide if you are admitted to the second round in the procedure. For the video pitch, we ask you to answer questions about your motivation, and you can present or read your answers out loud - which way you feel comfortable. This video is about convincing the selection committee to select you as a candidate and is not about editing and camera work. 

Please be aware of the fact that competition for the AMID programme is fierce. We select a maximum of 75 candidates to enter the second round in the selection procedure. Please read the requirements carefully to optimise your chances for selection. If you are selected for the second round you will be informed on October 21, 2021.

Step 4 - Information meeting:

For the 75 selected candidates, we organise an online information meeting on October 25, 2021 from 15.00 – 16.15 hrs. This information meeting will provide more information on the interviews, available positions and matching procedure. Attendance is strongly advised to be adequately prepared for the third round.

Step 5 - Second selection round:

All 75 candidates will be invited for an online or face-to-face interview at a suitable location in Utrecht between October 26 and November 9, 2021.

Step 6 – Third selection round:

In the second week of November, we will match the final selection of candidates with the available trainee positions. We will inform you by November 16, 2021, if, and to which organisation we will forward your CV. You will be invited to write an additional motivation letter to the organisation to highlight your interest in the offered position.

Step 7 - Fourth selection round:

Organisations select proposed candidates for an interview and schedule interviews between November 17 and December 10, 2021. Please note, being proposed to an organisation does not give candidates any guarantee to be invited for an interview by the respective organisations. The organisations, not AMID, decide whom they select from all proposed candidates.

Step 1- Application:

When applying for the AMID programme, applicants should register with AMID as a candidate. The link to the application form can be retrieved from this website…

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