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Humanitarian Management 2

At Stenden University of Applied Sciences, you will do more than simply gain knowledge; you get to put theory to practice with real-world cases. You do this in small groups, with students from all over the world. Discover your strengths, develop your own opinion, and use your expertise to solve problems. So that you’re ready to make the world your own.

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

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

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.

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

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


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.  

Depends on the location of the NGO

In order to fully prepare you for your Kies op Maat study at Stenden, two introduction days -together with incoming exchange students from abroad- are scheduled. 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). Understanding the PBL system is fundamental for your successful study experience at Stenden. Therefore we expect you to be present these two days.


Students have completed the minor Humanitarian 1.


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


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.