Intern – TeamUp Global

for a period of minimum 5-6 months for 4-5 days per week

Are you curious to know how the Global Programme TeamUp is being developed and scaled up in order to protect conflict-affected children from violence and help them establish a positive outlook on the future? Are you interested in learning how the TeamUp intervention improves psychosocial well-being of children affected by armed conflict and humanitarian emergencies? Are you keen to learn about scaling and partnerships? Then we are looking for you!

TeamUp is a psychosocial support intervention developed by War Child Holland, Save the Children Netherlands and UNICEF Netherlands to meet the urgent psychosocial needs of refugee children. Children are exposed to stress and traumatic experiences during their journeys to safety and often their social and emotional needs are not met – both during their journey and at their (temporary) destination. TeamUp is an inclusive psychosocial support group intervention with structured movement-based group activities based on play, movement, and body awareness for all children aged six to 18 years. TeamUp decreases stress and increases wellbeing. Over the past years, TeamUp has grown rapidly and has now developed a scaling strategy with the ambition to reach one million children by 2025.

The internship at the TeamUp global team at War Child’s Office in Amsterdam offers you a great and inspiring opportunity to learn more about international programming and contribute to its ambitions.

War Child is a dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with room for creativity, inspiration, and self-initiative from employees. We follow the COVID-19 regulations of the government, which means that we currently work both from home and from office. You will have a supportive team to help you learn and gain skills in development and humanitarian programming, as you will significantly contribute to our mission for children.


The intern will support the team with a wide variety of tasks related to programme development and coordination, partnerships, monitoring & evaluation, logistics & administration and communications.

Tasks and Result areas

  • Support in implementing & tracking progress of the TeamUp annual plan.
  • Support with development and/or revision of program resources and materials.
  • Support with development and maintaining digital data solutions for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support in the coordination of design, branding and translation of key resources.
  • Support in the coordination of trainings with partners: e.g. travel arrangements, training venue, materials etc. and liaison with partners.
  • Support with learning e.g. related to the TeamUp certification system.
  • Support in preparation of organizing events.
  • Other administrative and support activities.

Required Skills and Experience

  • You are enrolled in a Dutch higher education institute (HBO/university) for the duration of the internship.
  • You are a final year in a Bachelor or graduate/Master programme student in a relevant field of study such as International Relations, International Development, Development Studies, or any social science (research) course.
  • Excellent command of English language, both spoken and written.
  • Good command of other languages (such as French, Arabic) is a plus.
  • Data management skills.
  • Demonstratable interest and/or knowledge of the development sector through prior work/volunteer/study experience is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical, research and writing skills.
  • Good communicative skills
  • Accurate, precise with an eye for detail.
  • Good sense of planning, priorities and time management.
  • Quick understanding of different computer software and filing systems.
  • Great team working skills, also self-motivated able to work independently with the ability to follow direction and learn effectively.
  • Eligible to work in EU.

The Conditions

This internship is for a period of minimum 5-6 months for 4-5 days per week, starting in July/ August. As per War Child Intern Policy, fee will be €200 gross per month (based on 5 days).

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

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting their CV (English, max 2 pages) and cover letter by 31st May 2022 here:

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Equal opportunity

War Child has a dream that every child lives in peace - no matter who or where they are. That’s why we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity and belonging in everything we do and select our potential new colleagues without regard to gender, race, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Application process

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If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, the vacancy will be removed from our websites. In this case, any responses received after removal will not be processed. Sometimes the closing date of a vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.