Sociology of Development and Change Internship opportunity on:  Urban Disaster Risk Reduction, Culture and Serious Games in Dordrecht  (at short notice)

Interested in doing an internship for an European project working on disaster risk
management but don’t want to travel too far? We have an intern position available with
the WUR-led EU project on the role of culture in disaster risk management (EDUCEN) in

The internship
During this internship you will support Dordrecht in its participation within the EDUCEN
project. Your main task will be to adapt and implement an interactive game aimed at
young people in the city Dordrecht, aimed at increasing their awareness of urban (flood)
disaster risk. You will work on finding alliances with local educational partners to
implement the game and provide a background report on the use of games in awareness
raising. There is scope for your own interests and background to be used in the work that
you will do. Next to that you may be asked to work on the general reports and activities
within EDUCEN, such as supporting the organization of the final conference of the project
which will take place in Dordrecht. However, your own research and report will always be
the priority of your internship. You will mainly cooperate with the coordination team in
Wageningen, the municipality of Dordrecht, the Netherlands Defence Academy in Breda
and our Polish partner organization who are experienced in game development.

This internship offers you the opportunity to combine your academic skills with creativity,
to work in an interdisciplinary team and to develop a useful tool.

We expect:

  • Creativity/ the ability to link theory to practice and develop new material
  • Good communication, organizational and networking skills
  • Fluency in English. Dutch skills are a plus.
  • Flexibility and ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Affinity with young people

EDUCEN is a consortium consisting of European city partners and expert institutions that
focus on the role of culture in disaster risk reduction strategies. The cities all face
disaster related risks and are trying to reduce these risks by acknowledging and using
their specific cultural characteristics. In this context culture is regarded as a key source
of resilience from the people.

The intern position is open at short notice for at least 4 months starting in October, or if
not possible at a later point.

Interested? For further information and application, please contact Lieke van der
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