The secret language of Oxfam employees

Can you imagine? You finally start your internship at Oxfam Novib. You are so excited and can’t wait to get to know the organization better. But then, during the first meeting, it feels like you don’t speak the same language as your colleagues. This is one of my experiences. Starting the internship, my colleagues gave…

Alumni Stories: Raluca

Is there a moral obligation for financing education? Global aid arena is rich on news these days. While on February 12 the United States further reduced its aid commitments in the new budget request for 2019, just few days earlier numerous developing countries’ governments along other different donors united in an unprecedented effort to increase…

First internship experience @Oxfam Novib

Let the adventure begin! Nowadays it is difficult to know what you really want to do as there are too many choices out there. Well, that is my perspective on things. It took me a little while to figure out what I truly wanted to do career-wise)but who hasn’t struggled a little, right? I have…

Welcome, class of Spring ’18!

On January 31st, thirteen new interns eagerly entered the Oxfam Novib building on the Mauritskade 9 in The Hague. It was the beginning of the Introduction Days, which marked the official start of the Spring Internship period of 2018. For the next two days, the interns would go on scavenger hunts, play numerous games, give…

Alumni Stories: Yvette Hogenelst

The Hardest Hit “Water is a scare resource and must be rationed. This issue is particularly important for people form countries where water is abundant and often over used”. Upon arriving to my new apartment I received instructions from my landlord, urging me not exhaust our water supply. I felt like these few lines in…