Tag: Internships

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.

Moritz Meyer – Economist and Former Intern (International Labour Organisation and Asian Development Bank)

Networking can increase chances to progress in the sector. …Still, networking should always rely on credible achievements and credentials which support interest and skills relevant for the work in an international development organization. Name:  Moritz Meyer Main country of residence: United States of America Current Position: EconomistOrganisation: The World Bank Qualifications: PhD economics Years of experience (development/overall): 4/6   LinkedIn…

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