The first study semester is followed by a 8-10 month on-the-job training with a multilateral, bi-lateral, or non-governmental agency working in international cooperation. This job assignment is designed to immerse students in a complex and intercultural working environment.
NADEL works with a network of about 30 international organizations around the globe. These organizations include, among others, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Terre des Hommes, Biovision, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Swisscontact, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and UNDP.
The on-the-job placement depends on the nature and extent of the student’s academic background and professional experience, as well as the requirements of the hosting organization. The topics of the on-the-job training are determined in an agreement between the organization, the student, and NADEL.
In the past, students have worked on a wide range of topics, such as improvement of food security (Madagascar), awareness campaign on waste segregation (Bangladesh) or market development (Ukraine).
The on-the-job training lasts 8 to 10 months and begins in February 2017. The costs for the on-the-job training (airfare, local living costs, insurance) are covered by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
At the end of the job placement, a project report will be submitted to NADEL and the hosting organization.