Intern Can’t Wait to Learn programme

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.
06 augustus 2018

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.

About Can’t Wait to Learn

Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) proposes new cost-effective solutions to the urgent challenges facing education for children in emergencies. By utilising innovative technological solutions with a focus on serious gaming, CWTL builds on concepts which have been successfully piloted in Sudan.

Can’t Wait to Learn has the potential to provide out-of-school children with access to education opportunities, especially in rural areas where no formal schools exist. The programme uses education technology as part of a model of education which is offering certified curriculum level content through applied gaming and personalised pupil engagement. The programme uses a range of innovative, results focused approaches: combining context specific applied gaming and community-based facilitation instead of waiting for formal schools to be built; a strong innovation management staged approach to growth with rigorous appropriate research; and focusing on getting the right partnerships in place.


The Intern will primarily support the programme team with daily management tasks such as communications, documentation, programme operations, fundraising, and grant compliance.

Result areas include:

Support to the Programme Team

o Design and implement an effective structure for programme documentation

o Provide support in organizing meetings and events, and preparing materials for these

o Prepare and update communication materials via design and formatting tasks

o Support the team with reporting, and administrative tasks

o Support the compilation and formatting of a programme handbook

o When necessary, support the organization of video productions and audio recording sessions

o When necessary, support the game development team with specific tasks such as organizing playtesting sessions

o When necessary, support the research team with literature reviews and data clean up

o Other similar tasks as necessary

Required skills and experience:

* Currently studying Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, Business Administration or similar, while maintaining honours level standards;

* Proven ability to solve problems and leverage appropriate resources to produce quality outcomes;

* Very strong teamwork and communication skills including presentation preparation and delivery;

* Strong ability to produce quality work outputs within agreed priorities and to deadlines;

* Experience with Excel is an advantage;

* Excellent command of Dutch and English, both spoken and written;

* Knowledge of NGO and/or development sector is preferred.


* The Intern will report to the Deputy Programme Director Can’t Wait to Learn

* Regular contact will also be maintained with the Programme Director, Finance Lead, the Content Coordinator, CWTL, and the Project Coordinator, CWTL.

Commencement date and conditions:

Based in the Netherlands, available for a minimum of three days at the War Child office in Amsterdam.

As soon as possible for a period of six months.

As per War Child Intern Policy, fee will be €200 gross per month (based on 5 days). Travel costs will be reimbursed.

Please note that an intern at War Child need to be a registered student at a Dutch educational institution.

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

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 21st August 2018 by using the following hyperlink:

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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.