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Behind the Book: Choosing a Career in International Development

Behind the Book: Choosing a Career in International Development

Why I Decided to Write This Book After several years of teaching and managing programs and institutions in Canada and the US, I worked for many years in various capacities on development initiatives across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It became obvious to me over that part of my career that most people, in […]

April 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Masters Students Use Applied Project to Help Local Communities

Masters Students Use Applied Project to Help Local Communities

The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice prepares individuals for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in sustainable development both in the United States and in developing countries. A unique feature of the program is an applied field project that students conduct in their communities over a fourteen-month period with full faculty support. […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Interview with Eric – SolidarMed hiring team

Interview with Eric – SolidarMed hiring team

  Eric, can you give a short introduction about SolidarMed? SolidarMed is the Swiss organisation for health in Africa and improves health care for 1.5 million people in Lesotho, Moçambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SolidarMed strengthens and expands existing medical services sustainably and meaningfully by concentrating on five thematic focal areas: Protecting mothers, children and newborns Combating infectious […]

February 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Making an Impact in Your Community: Applying What You Learn in the Classroom to a Real World Project

Making an Impact in Your Community: Applying What You Learn in the Classroom to a Real World Project

Have you wanted to make positive changes in a community you’re passionate about? In our master’s program, you will apply classroom learning to real-world challenges by addressing a specific problem in your community. Engaging key stakeholders, you design, implement, and manage your project over four terms with guidance from our experienced field practitioners. The valuable lessons learned during […]

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
List of International Development Job Websites

List of International Development Job Websites

Here is an extensive list of job websites for people looking for a job in International Development. This list was the result of a public question on the Facebook goup International Development Jobs for Young Professionals.   List of websites with International Development jobs Those are the TOP websites: UNjobs: job vacancies in United Nations and International […]

January 27, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice – Application Process

Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice – Application Process

This is the second blog post in a series by the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program at the University of New Hampshire. Read the first one here. The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice application process is a simple three-step process and involves the following:   Step […]

December 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Giving Up the Comforts of Home and Learning to Live In the Field

Giving Up the Comforts of Home and Learning to Live In the Field

Getting ready for the field is not just about preparing for the big hardships, with vaccinations and security briefings, but also being prepared for the small, day-to-day hardships. The everyday things we take for granted while we are at home can be seriously missed when we find ourselves living in less than luxurious field conditions, but […]

November 30, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice

Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice

The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice is a low-residency, 14-month program at the University of New Hampshire that prepares individuals for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in sustainable community development both in the United States and in developing countries. The master’s program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum, high-level tools, and an applied […]

November 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Importance of Support and Networking in Aid and Development

The Importance of Support and Networking in Aid and Development

Networking is not just about your career when you work in international aid and development, although building connections with teachers and colleagues can be an important way of getting into this field. It is also about creating a support network that can help you and your colleagues to cope with what is one of the most […]

October 18, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Preparing for Aid Work

Preparing for Aid Work

Ready to work in international aid? Working abroad can be a challenge, particularly when your work can take you to parts of the world troubled by natural disasters or violence. It is important to ensure that you are prepared for your new lifestyle before you travel so that you can devote your time in the field to achieving your goals for development.

September 26, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More