Join the fight against child exploitation! Do you have (or almost finished) Master's Degree in child rights, human rights or any other relevant degree? Do you want to put your time, energy and skills towards a worthy cause? Become our summer intern at Terre des Hommes!
Terre des Hommes Netherlands aims to prevent child exploitation, to remove children from exploitative situations, and to ensure that these children are able to continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses on Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC), the Worst Forms of Child Labour, Child Trafficking and Migration, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crisis. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes Netherlands is developing and implementing projects and programmes through local partners, mainly in Asia and Africa.
At the same time, we are building and providing technical capacity to partners in child protection, with a special focus on the TdH-NL’s thematic areas. Terre des Hommes Netherlands also advocates for policy change at the European Union (EU) level and country level for better policies tackling child exploitation.
Goal of this internship
The aim of this internship is to provide a learning environment for an aspiring child rights advocate, while contributing to developing child participation mechanisms for EU advocacy purposes, among others.
We are looking for a bright hands-on Child Participation Intern to be a key member of the Lobby & Expertise team. The candidate in this role will gain a wide range of knowledge and experience during the months they will be with us, starting from July 2021 until the end of August, with the possibility to stay with us additional months part-time or full-time depending on your school obligations.
Position within the organisation
The Child Participation Intern will be based in The Hague and works with the Lobby & Expertise Team (L&E) in our head office in The Hague, and receives hierarchical leadership from the Technical Expert to whom he/she reports. He/she will, in close collaboration and consultation with the L&E and Programmes teams, advise and act on the development, implementation and monitoring of child participation mechanisms in the Netherlands for children to have their voices heard on issues of (online) child sexual exploitation.
Maintain and organise programme documents and files on Google Drive
Other ad hoc tasks, upon mutual agreement and experience.
What do we offer?
Does this opportunity sounds interesting to you? We like to hear from you before before 25th of June! Please upload your application. Thanks!