Matchmaking: Students and Organisations

Posted by Maria Codina on December 6, 2018 at 12:42 pm

We would like to introduce a new section in the Bi-weekly Newsletter ‘ Matchmaking: Students and Organisations’. One of the core pillars of our work is showcasing young researchers – issues addressed under this pillar include ensuring that young researchers are involved when improving links between research, policy and practice and making sure young researchers’ findings are picked up by policymakers and practitioners. To better connect students with researchers, practitioners and policymakers we share the profile of master students who would like connect to organisations to do research/internship.

Young Researcher Profile

Emma Zieck:

I am a student of the master program Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences of the VU University. The main aim of the program is to develop professionals who are able to do research on the interface where their specific beta area meets society, and which may contribute to solve (complex) societal issues. The core competencies of the program are to analyse societal issues, communicate and work with researchers of other scientific disciplines, and formulate strategies to solve societal issues by performing interdisciplinary research.

The internship has to be 20 weeks, from the beginning of February onwards. I will start with gathering information and choosing a theoretical framework, after which data will be collected through questionnaires/interviews. The end product of the internship will be a (policy) report with recommendations. Personally I am very much interested in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. I am quite new to the field but am very excited and passionate to make a contribution to a world in which everyone can explore their sexuality in a safe way. The role of information and education is crucial and I think should be freely available to ensure that people can make well informed choices.

I hope to do my internship at a NGO that actively contributes to improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Hopefully you can link me with an organization!


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