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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 […]

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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
How to Ensure Your Job Application Stands Out From the Crowd in 2013

How to Ensure Your Job Application Stands Out From the Crowd in 2013

You may well be wondering exactly why preparing a job application should be any different in 2013 than it has been in the past. If this is your general attitude, this could prove to be a major issue for you. The simple fact of the matter is that the job market is set to become […]

January 14, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Master of Law & International Development (MLawIntDev)

Master of Law & International Development (MLawIntDev)

New masters degree at Sydney Law School From March 2013, Sydney Law School will deliver its new, specialist masters degree, the Master of Law & International Development (MLawIntDev). This comprehensive coursework qualification gives you the opportunity to examine how law interacts and engages with all facets of international development. It recognises the importance of law in this growing […]

November 14, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Developing Skills for International Development work – Part 2

Developing Skills for International Development work – Part 2

Part Two: Beyond the basics International development is a broad field. How can you prepare for a career in such a broad field? Besides gaining the basic skills (see part one), the best way to prepare for your dream development job is to figure out exactly what you want and what you need to become qualified. […]

October 26, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Developing Skills for International Development work – Part 1

Developing Skills for International Development work – Part 1

  Basic Skills & Where to get them You know you want to pursue a career in international development, but you are currently in school or working a job in another field. How can you develop skills to prepare yourself for international development work? An internship in international development can help you gain many basic skills; so can […]

October 22, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Why is it so difficult to get a job as Aid Worker?

Why is it so difficult to get a job as Aid Worker?

  Why it is so hard to get your first job overseas? It’s difficult to understand at first: there is a huge amount of need, aid organizations are always stretched (and usually recruiting), you are bright, educated, enthusiastic, have low salary expectations, and are ready to go – so why don’t they want to hire you? […]

October 8, 2012 | By | 12 Replies More
Masters/Graduate Diploma in International Development Practice

Masters/Graduate Diploma in International Development Practice

From January 2013, a fully accredited Graduate Diploma/Masters in International Development Practice (MIDP) programme via online/blended learning will be offered by Mary Immaculate College (MIC), University of Limerick, on a full-time basis over 18 months, with part-time options also available for participants over an extended period. This programme is intended to help to maximise career […]

September 24, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
7 steps to land your first job in International Development

7 steps to land your first job in International Development

Whether you are a recent graduate or are changing career, this no-nonsense step-by-step guide should get you on your way to securing that elusive first job in international development.   Research the job opportunities and market An obvious starting point is to find out more about what you are trying to get involved in. An […]

September 13, 2012 | By | 7 Replies More