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Oxfam Novib Academy

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The Oxfam Novib Academy mobilizes the knowledge, expertise and energy of young academics to defeat poverty. We provide young professionals the opportunity to contribute to the programs of Oxfam Novib. We offer an inspiring workplace to students in which they can develop themselves professionally and personally.

Oxfam Novib wants to interact systematically with the academic world. We need to include rigorous and independent research as a coherent part of our work to meet our ambitions towards being a transparent, evidence-based and learning organisation. There is also a great need to bring theory, practice and personal & organizational development together to deal with the ‘wicked problems’ we are addressing. Creating a just world without poverty requires collaboration and an open attitude towards new insights that can help us remain cutting-edge and effective.

The Oxfam Novib Academy aims to give students worldwide the opportunity to contribute to improving the quality of our programmes by offering research internships in our programme and campaign teams. Students in the Oxfam Novib Academy are asked to conduct desk and/or field research relevant to their field of study, while bringing in new insights. We offer an inspiring workplace to students in which they can develop themselves professionally and personally, as well as original data sources and access to the experiences of partner organisations worldwide.

This is a reflective blog curated by the Oxfam Novib Academy. All views are personal and are not intended to represent Oxfam.

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