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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: NIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 06/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/23/2020 07/21/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Anthropology, Art, Business, Communication, Community Leadership & Civic Engagement, English, Geography, History, Internships, Language Arts, Law, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health & Health Education, Sociology, Women's Studies Program Type: Cosponsored, Internship Abroad, Virtual Experience
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: English
Program Provider: SIT Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:
SIT Study Abroad Netherlands: Online Internship in Sexuality and Gender (Summer Online)

Explore the work of non-governmental organizations in the areas of gender, sexuality, and international migration through a five-week program including a four-week intensive internship.

This remote online internship and seminar will focus on the role non-governmental organizations play in education and development related to gender and sexuality as they intersect with race, migration, religion, disability and other axes of diversity. Participate in a month-long online internship with a Dutch NGO that focuses on education, activism, and/or development within the feminist, queer, minority, and migrant communities. Your work with the organization will be supplemented by virtual lectures and workshops on work-based norms in a global office; the position of NGOs in global development schemes; social responsibility, voluntourism and white saviorism; making a career of NGO work; and funding and government reporting, among others. You will be expected to contribute to the mission of the organization. Past contributions included developing surveys, completing a short-term research project, and creating content for educational and promotional material. You will complete weekly progress reports and write a seminar paper on your experience. Past SIT students have worked with the anti-trafficking organization Bridge2Hope, disability advocates Stichting Heppie Seks, the Black Archives, TRANS magazine, and fashion activism organization Diversity Rules.
Program Highlights
  • Gain real-world experience working remotely with a Netherlands-based NGO and broaden your perspectives on key program themes. 
  • Enrichen your resume and build career skills. 
  • Better understand how gender and sexuality intersect with race, ethnicity, class, and origin.
  • Contribute to the work of important social justice organizations in our extensive network. 

Program Components

  • Learn firsthand how international education and development work.
  • Conduct research and/or develop campaigns with international colleagues.
  • Contribute to an outstanding organization’s core social justice mission.
  • Develop real-world skills and international contacts.

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