Category: Community Development

Megan Henning – Leadership Facilitator and Motivational Speaker at WE Minneapolis

I think it’s important to keep in mind field work is never as glamorous as it looks. I know I’m guilty of misleading people on my social media accounts too, but for every day I was off seeing elephants (a total of 3 days out of my year there), there are dozens of other days where I was simply hot and sweaty,…

Emma Jones, Program Assistant, Advocates Coalition for Development and the Environment

Being in the places where the roles are available will ensure that you will meet the right people whilst staying informed about the sector. Securing employment or an internship is much more effective when your CV is handed directly to someone or placed directly onto a director’s desk instead of arriving to a full email inbox.

Adrian Enright, Global Coordinator (Climate Change Adaptation & Climate Smart Agriculture Program), SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation

In four years of working in development, I have not applied for a single position. I have always been approached by people working in the area who have then offered me positions which have then led to others. Investing in some ‘field time’ or volunteer work early on in your career path can be an excellent way to build these networks.

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