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AMID Young Professional for organisations

This unique advanced master's programme pairs organisations with sustainability ambitions with ambitious entry-level professionals. They acquire the latest knowledge and skills needed to realize the Sustainable Development Goals within your organisation. 


    What is AMID Young Professional?

    The AMID Young Professional training programme is an advanced master's programme in which selected candidates work in a junior position with an organisation for four days a week for one year. They attend an average of one day per week of training at Radboud University. The content of this education is closely aligned with current challenges in international development. The programme starts annually. The selection of ambitious starting professionals and linking them to organisations with sustainability ambitions is part of the programme.

    AMID Young Professional is part of AMID, Radboud University's training institute that focuses on international cooperation and the Sustainable Development Goals.

    After following this programme:

    • The organisation has gained access to fresh thinking, best practices and state-of-the-art knowledge about international cooperation and the Sustainable Development Goals;
    • The organisation gained access to a broad, multidisciplinary and international network of government agencies, companies, NGOs and knowledge institutions with sustainability ambitions;
    • There's invested in starting a sustainable working relationship in a competitive sector;
    • The trainee receives an advanced master's degree, which contributes to the professionalisation of the organisation.

    Something for your organisation?

    • Does your organisation face complex global challenges?
    • Does your organisation believe that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires international cooperation between companies, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations?
    • Does your organisation consider deployment of young talent crucial?

    Then the AMID Young Professional training programme is for you.

    Lifelong development

    Want to boost the learning climate within your organisation? AMID also offers a Leadership programme for senior employees and executives and Masterclasses. Both courses are also offered in-company.

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    (024) 361 61 63

    Starting date

    03 February 2025, 9:30 am
    Hybride (online and live op locatie n.t.b. in Nederland)
    Start in February 2025
    Educational method
    Combination of on-site and online
    Main Language
    Deadline registration
    15 October 2024, 9 am


    Type of education
    Study load (ECTS)

    Contact information

    Do you have a question about this programme? Or do you doubt that this programme is right for you? Please contact the coordinator:  radboudcsw [at] (radboudcsw[at]ru[dot]nl) or tel. (024) 361 61 63. 

    Structure of the traineeship

    The AMID Young Professional training programme has a duration of one year, from February to February. The program is a mix between academia and practice: Trainees work four days a week at an organisation in the field of sustainable development and international cooperation, in addition to receiving an average of one day a week of training in an international setting.

    The academic part of the program consists of four modules, each of which concludes with an assignment. During the modules, trainees follow online lectures by experts on Fridays, together with trainees from the Netherlands and Kenya, among others. Once per module, trainees come together for a two-day on-site training (in the Netherlands/Kenya, depending on where they live). Besides knowledge about the field, during the programme we also pay attention to personal development through coaching.

    More information?

    In the brochure you will find detailed information about the content and programme of this traineeship. For the application we refer you temporarily to an external website: 

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    Cover brochure AMID Young Professional voor organisaties

    Sara Kinsbergen

    Prof. Sara Kinsbergen is programme director of AMID Young Professional. She is also a professor on the role of citizens in sustainable development at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Radboud University. This special teaching position is a collaboration between the Radboud Center for Social Sciences, the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (CAOS) and the Wild Geese Foundation. As a researcher, she is fascinated by small-scale voluntary development organizations initiated by people in the global north, known as Private Development Initiatives (PDIs). Since 2008, she has been studying, among other things, the identity, partnerships, development interventions and coming-of-age of these organizations in different European countries and in the countries where they operate in the global south. For her research, she collaborates with various civil society organisations in the Netherlands and in countries in the Global South. Sara is a member of the Development Cooperation Committee of the Advisory Council on International Affairs.

    Portret Sara Kinsbergen

    By participating in AMID Young Professional, organisations gain access to a pool of highly talented, young graduates with the ambition to learn to contribute to the realisation of the SDGs. I believe in the power of an international learning environment, where trainees from different backgrounds, working in a wide variety of organizations and functions, learn and work together.


    Dr. Zunera Rana and Dr. Herbert Nyukuri Wamalwa are lecturers at AMID Young Professional and responsible for planning and quality control of the programme's content.

    Dr. Zunera Rana has worked as a consultant for several development organisations in Pakistan, including USAID, WWF-Pakistan and the World Bank's Poverty Reduction Fund. She studied Economics and Finance in Germany and in 2021 she defended her dissertation on aid fungibility and development aid effectiveness. Since 2014, she has been working as a research and teaching assistant at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Germany, where she focuses on the topics of international development, macroeconomics and econometrics. 

    Dr. Herbert Nyukuri Wamalwa is a researcher at the Institute for Development Studies at University of Nairobi. His main research interest is how companies in developing countries build their expertise in their quest for innovation and success. He has participated in several research projects at IDS. Currently, he is part of two projects. The first examines how social entrepreneurs learn to build their capabilities in East Africa, funded by IKEA, while the second looks at the governance of solar-powered electronic waste in Kenya, funded by DANIDA.

    Also involved as lecturers are Prof. Paul Kamau, Prof. Dirk-Jan Koch, Herman Brouwer, Dr. Hayley Swedlund and Dr. Oscar Meywa Otele, among others.


    Both the organisation and the trainee contribute to the cost of AMID Young Professional. It is possible to pay in installments. Please contact the training coordinator for this: radboudcsw [at] (radboudcsw[at]ru[dot]nl) or tel. (024) 361 61 63. 

    Cost of organisation

    The organisation pays the trainee salary, appropriate to a junior position, and pays for participation in the programme and travel expenses for work and training days. They can negotiate other terms of employment together. In addition, the organisation pays a large portion of the tuition fee. The contribution from the organisation in the Netherlands and neighbouring countries for the AMID 2024 year is €12,500. Prices are subject to change. 


    Organisations can apply throughout the year for the next AMID Young Professional year by sending an email to: amid [at] (amid[at]maw[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    Selection process

    Selection of the trainees is conducted by the talent managers of the AMID team. The selection committee strives to select a diverse group of motivated and qualified candidates, and does so by comparing all applications against each other using selection criteria related to interests, knowledge, skills and experience.

    If you have any doubts whether AMID Young Professional is a good fit for your organisation, please contact the training coordinator: radboudcsw [at] (radboudcsw[at]ru[dot]nl) or tel. (024) 361 61 63. Then we can discuss together whether this programme suits your organisation.