Internship on Indigenous and community land rights
The Oxfam Novib Academy is looking for a student with a relevant background in the area of land rights about for the duration of 3-6 months and at least 3 days a week. (Internship)
Start Date: 31st of August (Apply before 3 August!)
Oxfam Novib is a worldwide development organisation. We are a proud member of Oxfam, a global confederation that has a shared commitment towards reducing poverty and striving for a just world. We are looking for students who get excited about obtaining experience on how international development cooperation works, the challenges we face and the inspirational results we see every day.
Oxfam is involved in the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights and is in the process of developing the global campaign on indigenous and community land rights, which shall be launched by the end of 2015 and which will run up to 2020. The main aim of the campaign is to bring about the necessary changes that enable and support the recognition of indigenous and community land rights at the national scale, where such rights and tenure governance institutions are determined, ‘to double the area of land recognized as owned or controlled by indigenous peoples and local communities by 2020.’
As Oxfam Novib, we are looking for students who can bring in new, state-of-the-art knowledge and fresh perspectives on social change to help up strengthen the cutting-edge nature of our programmes and credibility of our campaigns. We expect you to assist us in systematic documentation and analysis of our own data and external research. We expect that you will translate your insights into propositions that will strengthen our programmes and/or campaigns. You can also be asked to take up logistical, communication and administration tasks in support of the day-to-day work of your new colleagues.
We offer a dynamic working environment in which your research will feed into programming and policy work. You will have access to information and a worldwide network of actors in international development. And just as important, you will share your experience with a select group of other students who are just like you eager to learn more about what it means to work for an organisation as Oxfam Novib and wish to discover how they can contribute to reducing a just world without poverty.
In the context of our work on indigenous and community land rights, the Oxfam Novib Academy 2015 has identified the need for research in this area as we are preparing a campaign report on this topic. In particular, work in this area should focus on supporting the development of our campaign strategy, our lobby and particularly how we can better support the work of our partners in this area.
More information about key deliverables, tasks and requirements for this position, as well as information on how to apply: