Getting down to business: Practicum in INGOs and local humanitarian aid and human rights organizations

Dr. Daniel Beaudoin

Humanitarian and civil-military adviser (4 credits)

Students will become closely acquainted and involved with the work of international and local NGOs and Israeli civil society, aid and human rights organizations. The students will experience firsthand the complexities and varied approaches and challenges that these organizations face in the implementation of their respective aid and human rights mandates. The learning experience will combine theoretical aspects together with praxis driven understanding and reflective processes. The learning process will take place in class, in the field and through reflective meetings in small groups with the lecturer in the course of the semester.

Objectives:

  • Acquire firsthand knowledge of the organization’s work modalities.
  • Discover what it means to work in international and local NGOs.
  • Develop opportunities for further career advancement in the aid and human rights fields.
  • Integrate theory with practical experience.

The learning process will take place in class, in the field and through reflective meetings in small groups with the lecturer in the course of the semester. This course involves 2.5 hours of class time every two weeks and an internship of 120 hours in the field. 

 

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