Remote Internship Opportunity: Join Terre des Hommes as a Partnerships Intern, Apply Now!!

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Open call for a Partnerships Intern

Location:  In any of the countries Terre des Hommes Netherlands has an office

Permits required: candidates are required to have the right work and residence permits in the country where the role is advertised

Internship eligibility required: candidates need to be enrolled in a studies as mentioned in the requirements of this vacancy post

Starting Date: As soon as possible 

Contract Type: Internship – 6 months full time. Working hours and internship duration can be negotiated.

Job Level: Intern

Salary: An internship allowance based on local standards/regulation depending on the location where the internship is being performed, and pro rated to part time if applicable

About Terre des Hommes Netherlands

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is part of the International Federation of Terre des Hommes organisations, a strategic partnership of member organisations sharing the same brand name and core values for joint lobby and advocacy around children’s rights. Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL) protects children by preventing and stopping child exploitation, and by empowering children to make their voices count. Our work is grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and seeks to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Under our new Global Strategy (2023 – 2030), TdH NL is redefining and refining our role as a child rights organisation, with the strategic ambition that “by 2030, Terre des Hommes Netherlands is a catalyst for systemic change to stop child exploitation. We do this by empowering children and their communities, connecting them with those who have power to enact change, and utilising our knowledge and expertise to co-create sustainable, evidence-based solutions.”

TdH Netherlands is led by a two-headed Executive Team: the Executive Director and the CEO.

The values of TdH Netherlands are: Responsible, Bold, Human-Centred and Playful.

The organisation’s core principles are: (1)Children at the Centre, (2) Intersectionality and Power Awareness, (3) Safety and Wellbeing, (4) Sustainability, and (5) Meaningful and Strategic Partnerships.

In line with our new strategy, TdH NL is in the process of establishing three thematic programmes under which our portfolio of humanitarian and development projects and programmes will be managed. These are: 1. Worst Forms of Child Labour, 2. Sexual Exploitation of Children, and 3. Humanitarian Action. Our programmatic work is supported by two cross-programmatic units: Programme Development and Quality (PDQ), and Research, Expertise and Influencing (REI). Aligned to our new strategy, and based on many years of experience as a child rights organisation, we aim to consolidate our expertise and programme management, informed by research, to bring about sustainable and systemic change in the lives of children, and to hold duty bearers accountable.

The focus of TdH NL regarding humanitarian action is on child protection in emergencies (CPiE), with a particular focus on the protection of children from exploitation.

Position Summary

TdH NL is looking for a Partnerships Intern to support the establishment of a new partnership approach for TdH NL through the drafting of guidance, training and information materials based on research and analysis of existing partnership resources. As a key task, the intern will be responsible for preparing a proposed guidance document on special considerations to be made when partnering with child-and youth-led organisations. The intern will work closely with and report to the Manager of Strategy & Partnerships.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support the Manager of Strategy & Partnerships in developing the TdH NL Partnership Guidelines through research and analysis of existing partnership theory and practices. Prepare a proposed guidance document on special considerations to be made when partnering with child-and youth-led organisations.
  • Analyse existing TdH NL partnership research data and produce a summary report.
  • Support the Manager of Strategy & Partnerships in developing a training curriculum for TdH NL staff on partnership engagement based on the guidelines.
  • Update networks and partner mapping and overviews.
  • Review existing internal policies and guidance documents for consistency in partnership requirements and approaches.
  • Fulfil relevant ad hoc requests by the Manager of Strategy & Partnerships.

Core Knowledge & Skills

We are looking for an individual that can bring energy, interesting perspectives and an appetite for learning and collaboration. Additionally, we seek someone with:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Solid analytical skills, with the ability to extract key information from any text and present this clearly and concisely;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Ability to work within a wide range of cultural, geographic, and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behaviour with a diverse range of people;
  • The highest personal and professional integrity along with an optimistic outlook.

Knowledge and understanding of the international development sector and key actors within it is desired. Familiarity with concepts such as ‘shift the power’ and decolonisation of aid are a benefit.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Experience with the NGOs/international development sector is a benefit


If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please send them to [email protected]

Our Commitment to Diversity, Integrity and Child Safeguarding

We are not looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas and challenge our thinking. We are especially interested in people whose lived experiences help us to see things we might otherwise miss, and enable us to do better work with and for children. Whether or not you meet 100% of the criteria, we want to hear from you, because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world.

TdH NL is committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. We continue to learn about intersectional considerations and power distribution within our organisation and our work. We are dedicated to preventing and eradicating any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power, lack of integrity or financial misconduct.

Note: We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us, this includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levels of our work. All offers of employment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include a valid criminal record check, terrorism finance checks, and/or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.

TdH NL is particularly committed to keeping children and vulnerable individuals safe, and has zero tolerance on (child) abuse. Every TdH NL employee is bound by the TdH NL Code of Conduct that describes the expected behaviour by staff, in particular with regards to Safeguarding children and (young) adults in our programmes. Child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process. By submitting your application you accept that TdH NL will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates. TdH NL participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

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