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AMID - Introduction

Are you an organisation committed to the Sustainable Development Goals? And are you looking for a talented young professional that can bring in state-of-the-art knowledge and an extensive network? Or are you an ambitious graduate dedicated to countering urgent and complex global challenges, such as climate change, poverty, inequality, and clean water for all? AMID can offer you interesting benefits.

The Sustainable Development Goals provide an ambitious agenda to counter urgent and complex global challenges. Collaboration between the private sector, governments, knowledge institutes and civic society organisations is key to addressing today’s challenges. In addition, meeting these challenges calls for innovative development professionals who can apply and integrate critical thinking and practical experience from a wide range of perspectives, and who can seek inventive, meaningful solutions.

AMID aims to identify, connect and educate leaders for the future – those who will be at the forefront of tackling complex global socio-economic and environmental risks and opportunities, and of the pursuit of sustainable development. The programme facilitates (academic) reflection on the complexities of the world while inspiring students to move from individual success to become systems change catalysts by taking on leadership roles in policymaking and governance.

By participating in AMID, organisations get access to a pool of highly talented, ambitious young graduates intent on acquiring the knowledge and skills that will contribute to the realisation of SDGs through multistakeholder collaboration. Over the years, over 100 organisations--ranging from NGOs, to government institutes, knowledge institutes and (semi) profit organisations--participated regularly in the programme by offering one or more traineeships.

AMID is a dual one-year programme that combines academic training and practical experience. The complexity of problems in the field of international development requires a combination of innovative and critical thinking with specialised practical skills that young university graduates often lack. AMID aims to bridge this gap with the notion that positive social change can only be realised in collaboration between different actors.

Trainees work four days a week in a junior position and attend lectures and trainings on Fridays. The academic part of the AMID programme consists of four modules, each ending with an assignment, that relate closely to the actual challenges in the field of international development.

 The programme is accredited by IAC/EADI in compliance with the IAC/EADI standing orders for postgraduate development studies programmes.