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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Spring / Summer
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring / Summer 2021 01/29/2021 02/01/2021 TBA TBA
Spring / Summer 2022 01/28/2022 02/04/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Communications, Culture, European Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Government, Health & Human Services, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Interior Design, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Law, Liberal Arts, Minority Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Politics, Psychology, Public Relations, Religion/Theology, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Women's Studies Program Type: Internship Abroad
Program Description:
SIT Study Abroad Netherlands: Online Internship in Sexuality and Gender (Summer Online)

Explore the work of non-governmental organizations in the areas of gender, sexuality, and international migration through a five-week program including a four-week intensive internship.

This remote online internship and seminar will focus on the role non-governmental organizations play in education and development related to gender and sexuality as they intersect with race, migration, religion, disability and other axes of diversity. Participate in a month-long online internship with a Dutch NGO that focuses on education, activism, and/or development within the feminist, queer, minority, and migrant communities. Your work with the organization will be supplemented by virtual lectures and workshops on work-based norms in a global office; the position of NGOs in global development schemes; social responsibility, voluntourism and white saviorism; making a career of NGO work; and funding and government reporting, among others. You will be expected to contribute to the mission of the organization. Past contributions included developing surveys, completing a short-term research project, and creating content for educational and promotional material. You will complete weekly progress reports and write a seminar paper on your experience. Past SIT students have worked with the anti-trafficking organization Bridge2Hope, disability advocates Stichting Heppie Seks, the Black Archives, TRANS magazine, and fashion activism organization Diversity Rules.
 
Program Highlights
  • Gain real-world experience working remotely with a Netherlands-based NGO and broaden your perspectives on key program themes. 
  • Enrichen your resume and build career skills. 
  • Better understand how gender and sexuality intersect with race, ethnicity, class, and origin.
  • Contribute to the work of important social justice organizations in our extensive network. 

Program Components

  • Learn firsthand how international education and development work.
  • Conduct research and/or develop campaigns with international colleagues.
  • Contribute to an outstanding organization’s core social justice mission.
  • Develop real-world skills and international contacts.

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