Intern TeamUp Programme

‘flexible, independent with excellent administrative & organizational skills’

3-5 days per week for a period of 6 months (start March 2020)

TeamUp Programme

Refugee children need structure, stability and safety. War Child, Save the Children and UNICEF Netherlands are aware, from years of global experience, of the importance in accessing preventive care through supportive activities for children. Hence, for this project they joined efforts and resources to collaborate on developing the TeamUp intervention. TeamUp offers structured movement-based activities for children age 6 up to 17 to learn how to deal with their emotions. The skills they gain from the activities are linked to social emotional themes and can be of use in their daily life. The activities are provided by trained facilitators.


As the intern TeamUp you will work at the office of War Child (in Amsterdam) and be part of the TeamUp team within the International Programmes department. You will support the Operations Support Officer TeamUp in the preparation and execution of a range of project activities and logistical operations for TeamUp (with a focus on organizational and administrative support).

Your Challenge

  • Support the Operations Support Officer and Volunteer Coordinators to maintain contact with the facilitators and to keep track of the essential administration of volunteers (VOG, contracts, insurance).
  • Opportunities to support the team with research (for example a literature study about the participation of teenagers, program development or analyses of data sets)
  • Assist in timely arranging internal and external meetings, conferences, including logistics
  • Support the organization of various events (for example, the Facilitators Day)
  • Process data content management system (CMS).

Your profile

  • You are a Bachelor (final year) or Master student (for example International Development, Anthropology, Psychology or Pedagogy)
  • You are enrolled as a student in one of the Dutch educational institutions throughout the duration of internship
  • Affinity with the asylum / refugee situation in Europe is a plus
  • Advanced computer skills in all Office applications.
  • Knowledge of internal processes and administrative organization.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Ability to build, sustain and foster relationships
  • Problem solving skills, ad hoc can-do mentality
  • Available for 24–40 hours per week for at least 6 months starting in March 2020

The organisation

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.

How to apply

We are looking for an Intern TeamUp who will join the TeamUp team, from March 2020 for a period of at least 6 months, 3-5 days per week. If you become an intern with us, you can count on an interesting internship where you will have the opportunity to learn a lot. Of course you will get guidance, but also freedom to work out your ideas.

You will receive an internship allowance of € 200, - gross per month, based on 40 hours per week. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 5th of January 2020. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and motivation letter here:

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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.


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