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What if you’d hate a desk job?

What if you’d hate a desk job?

This time last year, I was in the mountains of Guatemala eating lunch with a man named Ovidio who spent 10 years working for WorldVision. It’s a prestigious international NGO that spends millions doing a variety of different projects all over the developing world.

How to build a network of like-minded people

How to build a network of like-minded people

Back when I’d first moved to Bonn, I was pretty sure I was going to become a photographer. So I bought a DSLR, made my family pose for hundreds of photographs, and spent hours playing around on LightRoom, trying in vain to become a pro […]

I have so many different experiences. Which ones are relevant?

I have so many different experiences. Which ones are relevant?

“In your guide-book, you mention that we must include ONLY the relevant work experience for each application. Yet there are areas that are so inter-related that it is hard to say whether it is relevant or not. “Example: I have experience as a research assistant […]

Your dreams come true: a PAID internship in Paris

Your dreams come true: a PAID internship in Paris

This post originally appeared on WhyDev.   One horribly hot and sweaty summer, I found myself sitting on our itchy mid-century beige sofa, applying for job after job while my roommate went off to her paid internship at a large, multinational organisation. I was envious; […]

How to get a job at the UN

How to get a job at the UN

This is the story of Geneviève LaSalle, who grew up in a small town in France. We met in Bogota, Colombia, where she was an intern at UNHCR. Shortly after, she left Bogota to return to France to complete her Master’s degree. She now works […]

How to write your resumé for a job in International Development

How to write your resumé for a job in International Development

For want of a proper chair, Jessica sits on the old radiator in my office, looking out at the still bare trees and the green grass we’re all hoping is heralding spring. We are talking about a new job opportunity for her, and she’s hesitating. […]


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