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Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker by Tania Bernath, Chen Reis

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Chapter 6

Experiences

Abstract

This chapter begins with a discussion of what types and levels of education are needed for working in the humanitarian sector. It discusses the graduate degree that is relevant and the timing of obtaining a graduate degree. It provides advice on what to look for in a graduate program and discusses other types of training. The chapter then discusses the importance of obtaining relevant work experience, especially field-based experience. It offers information about how to get field experience including through internships and long-term volunteering. It suggests ways to get field-based internships and offers advice on how to cover the associated costs. The chapter concludes with a three-part exercise to help the reader ...

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