Towards a Worldwide Influencing Network

Part of my Internship position at Oxfam Novib is to give support to the strategic partnership, hereafter referred to as SP and communicating its success internally and externally. The SP started in 2016 and is working in 17 countries in Asia and Africa. At  the heart of the SP there is an alliance between Oxfam…

My internship experience

Photo: Fatoumata has been a peer educator in her community in Mali for 2 years. She is committed to staying in school and educating others about child marriage. Credit: Oxfam Novib/ Laeila Adjovi The past two months of my internship experience at Oxfam Novib have been incredible. I have had such a great experience because…

Giving meaning to ‘Youth as Active Citizens’

We often talk about empowerment and inclusivity in decision-making for change, but what does this actually look like? I am a 20-year old woman belonging to a generation of concerned young people—I study global challenges, yet often struggle to grasp how solutions are realized beyond the classroom. This fall, as an intern in Oxfam Novib’s…

Welcome Interns!

Let’s give a warm welcome to our new interns! Last week the new interns kick-started their internships with a week of introductions. After getting to know each other and having a historical tour of the building, we were able to align the Oxfam Novib Academy’s expectations with theirs, and discuss how the internship process would…

An Interesting Start

Do you know the feeling of really looking forward to that one big change that will bring so much excitement in your life? And then the day comes and… Well, things are not as easy as you thought.  After months of only working on my thesis, I was absolutely looking forward to starting my internship…