Application for Advanced Master in International Development (AMID) 2020 is now open!

Radboud University

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Advanced Master in International Development (AMID) invites applications for its 22nd edition, starting February 2020. For the programme in 2020 we are looking for 30 to 35 trainees.

Are you an ambitious graduate dedicated to countering urgent and complex global challenges, such as climate change, poverty and inequality? And do you want to invest in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for a professional to contribute to a fair and sustainable world?

The AMID programme combines work experience and academic reflection. In weekly lectures, you are challenged to develop a critical approach towards international development in combination with additional skills-based trainings and personal development sessions. In the process, you also gain a full year of work experience on an academic position in a competitive field. AMID is a post-masters’ programme that is accredited by IAC/EADI  following the standing orders for development institutes.


As a talented young professional participating in AMID, you will work at an organisation engaged in issues related to sustainable development for four days a week and attend lectures at the university on Fridays. AMID aims to cultivate well-qualified professionals with the knowledge, skills and mindset to operate successfully in international organisations dealing with complex global problems.


The starting point for AMID is that positive social change can only be realised in collaboration between different actors such as government, private sector, NGOs and knowledge institutes. The objective of the programme is twofold. First, to train students to become well-qualified professionals who are able to critically contribute to, and pursue a career in the field of international development. Second, to bridge the gap between academia, policy and practice in the field of international development.


The AMID academic year runs from February to February. You will be employed at an organisation based in the Netherlands engaged in international development for the full year. Please note that some organisations may require you to start on January 1.

Trainees work four days a week for a compensation of at least the minimum wage. In addition organisations pay for 90% of the tuition fee (about 10.000) and for commuting expenses. Some organisations offer a higher compensation or additional benefits; this is to be discussed between the trainee and organisation. The organisation does not provide a job guarantee. Candidates are encouraged to propose an organisation where they have been working (internship, volunteering) before and propose a traineeship in cooperation with AMID. Candidates that already have established contact with an organisation are requested to consult the AMID ( on how to proceed in arranging an AMID traineeship.

The application for the AMID 2019 programme is open until September 29, 2019. More information can be found on this website, especially on the page for traineesapplication and the FAQ, or download the call for applications 2020 here. Make sure to read this before you continue to the application form.

See the following link for more information.