Annual Pre-Internship Course: First steps for professionalism in the field

This is a practical course (taught in two parts) designed to guide students in creating and preparing for their internship. The first section of the course (first semester), takes the format of a workshop, and is held every other week. The workshop's role is to prepare students for choosing their placements and applying for their internships. The workshop begins by introducing students to the world of development, through providing an overview of the global framework for aid allocation, and highlighting the main actors and professional areas within the field.
The second part of the course (second semester) focuses on preparing for the internship and assists students in planning their internships by creating joint Terms of Reference with their host organization and in preparing for their internships.

Course/Module aims: 
– Students will identifying their internship goals and objectives 
– Students will find suitable internship placements apply and create a joint term of reference 
– Students will be able to classify organizations according to organization type, sector, field and approach. 
– Students will know how to search for relevant information using a variety of data sources 
– Students will gain the knowledge to produce Professional CV’s and cover letters 
– Students will learn to create a professional Term of Reference 
- students will learn to build a risk assessment 
- students will learn to build a budget 

 The course is taught by: Dr. Reut Barak Weekes & Mr. Imri Schattner-Ornan

Dr. Barak Weekes has specialized in development economics and governance relations in the developing world, and has a wide interest in development in diverse communities. Dr. Barak Weekes' PhD thesis, from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, focused on the impact of governance relations on water management in China.

Prior to joining Glocal Dr. Barak Weekes also worked at the Weitz Center for Development Studies in Rechovot and at Kav LaOved, an Israeli labour rights NGO.

In the Glocal program, Dr. Barak Weekes teaches the course "Development Economics: Principles and Application" and guides students in the process of identifying and preparing for their internships.

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Prior to joining Glocal, Imri worked for eight years as a humanitarian field worker dealing with various emergencies and post-emergencies, especially in Africa. Imri has worked as Project Coordinator and Manager with leading international relief NGOs such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Rescue Committee.  His humanitarian work led him to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia and other countries. He has worked in providing health to refugees, in managing local hospitals in post-conflict contexts and  participated in the West-Africa Ebola response.

Imri has an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, a post-graduate degree in Ethnology from the University of Paris (Nanterre) as well as a post-graduate degree in International Development & Humanitarian Work from the University of Paris (Sorbonne).

As Internship Coordinator in Glocal, Imri mentors and orients the students before and during their internship period, and helps them combine the theoretical studies with their field experience.

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