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Intern Research and Development

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Intern Research and Development

From16-12-2019 Locationna Hoursna Educationna

“an opportunity to gain experience in supporting the Research and Development team

and to learn the ropes in an international NGO”


Your Challenge

War Child Holland invests in a peaceful future for children affected by armed conflict. Our mission is to help war children to change the future. The Research and Development (R&D) department is responsible for developing and evaluating a care system of interventions within child protection, education and psychosocial domain. The department is also responsible for overseeing the development of quality standards, against which quality of care can be assessed in the future.


As Research and Development Intern you will undertake a variety of activities to support the ongoing development and research work of the department. For this reason, it is not applicable to conduct your own thesis research projects within the department. NB: this role is based in Amsterdam with no overseas travel. 


The Research and Development Intern reports to the Director of R&D and is supervised/maintains regular contact with other members of the R&D team dependant on the activities being undertaken.



  • Supporting literature reviews including desk, scoping and systematic reviews
  • Giving support to data management and development of data collection tools and methods
  • Supporting the facilitation of workshops (for example, note-taking, prioritisations activities, data collection etc.)
  • General support activities for the ongoing work of the department.


Your profile

  • You are a Bachelor’s or Master student in Social Sciences, Education, International Development, Anthropology, Psychology, Public Health or other relevant field.
  • You are enrolled in a Dutch higher education institute for the whole duration of the internship
  • You have demonstrable knowledge of NGO and/or development sector, preferably through prior work/volunteer experience
  • You have demonstrable knowledge and experience in conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research
  • Interest in psychosocial wellbeing, education, mental health, child protection and/or sustainable development
  • Able to analyse, structure and work with research data
  • Good sense of priorities and time management
  • Excellent command of English language, both spoken and written
  • Self-motivated independent worker with the ability to follow direction and effectively learn
  • Good team working skills
  • Available 4 days per week, starting February 3rd until the end of May 2020.


The Organisation and Conditions

War Child is a young and dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

This internship is for a period of four months for 4 days per week, starting in February. As per War Child Intern Policy, fee will be €200 gross per month (based on 5 days).  You must already be based in The Netherlands. We offer also provide a daily lunch in our canteen.

Please note that War Child interns need to be registered students at a Dutch educational institutions. This is a hard requirement. Students must be enrolled for the duration of their internship. Please note that this internship does not suit students who are in their thesis writing semesters.

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