Internship opportunity with Share-Net Netherlands


Title:Internship at Share-Net Netherlands
Location:Remote (possibly with visits to KIT, depending on COVID-19 restrictions)
Start date:2 August 2021
End date:Flexible (4-6 months)
More information:Email Hannah Kabelka:
Type of Internship:Vocational training internship
Eligibility:Must be currently affiliated to relevant master’s programme at a University and permitted to work in the Netherlands (i.e., be a resident or have a work permit and BSN).
Apply before:21st of June 2021

Share-Net Netherlands (SNNL) is the Dutch knowledge platform for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and one of the country hubs of Share-Net International. Share-Net Netherlands is hosted by the KIT Royal Tropical Institute and has individual members and organisational members which work in low- and middle-income countries and in the Netherlands on SRHR.

In 2021, Share-Net Netherlands has 17 active Communities of Practice (CoPs) where researchers, practitioners and policymakers come together to collaborate, co-create and learn from each other regarding thematic topics and in a cross-cutting manner. The knowledge management activities of CoPs are intended to aid member organisations and individual members in advancing their own agendas and to create synergies so that work is not duplicated but complimented and strengthened.

This internship provides the opportunity to get insight into the Dutch-based SRHR landscape and to get to know the member representatives (from universities, NGOs and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

One of these CoPs is called “Linking research, policy and practice” and at the core of its engagement is an annual meeting where young researchers present their research findings and experiences related to SRHR and gender equality. In 2021, the 10th annual anniversary of “Linking research, policy and practice” will be hosted online by Share-Net Netherlands in collaboration with SNI country hubs in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Ethiopia and Jordan. We will organise a capacity building workshop with all selected young researchers in October. The online event in November aims to particularly showcase recent research from SNI country-hub contexts. Consequently, we expect to strengthen in-country and international knowledge exchange and learning and enable match-making for future collaborations between young professionals, Share-Net members, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Dutch embassies, other students and the wider SRHR community.