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Humanitarian Management 2

1.            This elective module consists of a ten week internship at a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in the Netherlands. Some organisations that provide placements are:

2.            Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland, War Child, St. Vluchteling, Red Cross, etc.

3.            The main focus of the second minor is to apply in practice the knowledge and skills gained during the minor Humanitarian 1. During the minor students will apply their personal, professional, technical, economical and management competencies to a humanitarian project.

4.            Note: To follow this minor, it is required to first have completed Humanitarian 1.

5.            It is not possible to follow this minor at a NGO outside the Netherlands.

6.            Subjects:

7.            The following subjects will be covered:

  • Core business of the organization
  • Volunteer organizations
  • NGO’s policies and objectives
  • Communication skills
  • Writing(skills)
  • Presentation(skills)
  • Fundraising
  • Project management


  1. Identify needs of the community for setting up or continuing a community project
  2. Design a project proposal in a specific humanitarian field
  3. Effectively define, analyse and evaluate needs and key issues of the community
  4. Apply project management tools in the field of community work
  5. Design, execute and evaluate a community project
  6. Identify relevant stakeholders in the community/field/area of work
  7. Cooperate with relevant stakeholders in the field
  8. Work effectively in a humanitarian team
  9. Reflect on professional competencies
  10. Reflect on personal competencies
  11. Be intercultural sensitive within the scope of a humanitarian project
  12. Use interpersonal communication skills within the scope of humanitarian communication
  13. Apply relevant research skills in the humanitarian field
  14. Gain insight into how humanitarian organizations work in practice

Aanvullende informatie

It is not possible to follow this minor at a NGO outside the Netherlands.  

In order to fully prepare you for your Kies op Maat study at NHL Stenden, introduction days -together with incoming exchange students from abroad- are organised. During these days you will get a campus tour, meet teachers and staff, learn how to use (ICT) facilities on campus and you will be introduced to the student life. Moreover, we offer an introduction to our learning system: Problem Based Learning (PBL) or Case Based Learning (CBL). Understanding our educational system is fundamental for your successful study experience at Stenden. Therefore we expect you to be present during these days.

Main language: English and Dutch.


Students have completed the minor Humanitarian 1.

Fieldwork in the Netherlands requires knowledge of the Dutch language.


    • Project proposal
    • Project report
    • Project work (internship 10 weeks)
    • Process reports
    • Assessment by organization


Literature is available in the library


Practical work within an NGO in the Netherlands. Application of knowledge gained during the minor Humanitarian 1.

Students gain insight into the various aspects of aid organisations and their work. The schedule of the minor is not fixed. As students work on their own project, students have to determine their own schedules.

A weekly session with the group and supervisor is scheduled. If students need supporting workshops or lectures, the supervisor should be consulted.