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War Child · Standplaats: Amsterdam · 13 december 2019

Intern Animation

"experience working in international NGO and learn more about quality education in an innovative way


4-5 days a week, February - June 2020

Your Challenge

Are you a student and looking for an interesting internship in the field of animation and innovative education? Then we have an inspiring opportunity for you at War Child's Can't Wait to Learn programme! Can't Wait to Learn is an innovative educational programme that uses a game on a tablet to provide quality education to children in conflict areas who otherwise have no access to education. We are currently active in Lebanon, Jordan, Sudan, Uganda and Chad.

We are looking for an animation intern to help us in simplifying educational concepts for math and reading subjects via animation. We use videos in our games explaining educational Math and Reading concepts and seek to improve/innovate this by the use of animation. By this we achieve 2 goals: clarify a concept and make it more sustainable through re-use in other countries with only an audio switch. In addition, there is the option to investigate how we can use animation to enrich the game story at some points with animation.

The intern is part of the Can't Wait to Learn department and reports to the Design Lead.


  • Supporting the content production lead and the design lead with preparation of the storyboards
  • Support the education specialist in deciding on types of visualisations and animations appropriate for educational videos for maths and reading
  • Creating the visual and graphical elements according to the visual style and colour scheme of Can't Wait to Learn under the support of the design lead
  • Creating the animations based on the prepared storyboards.

Your profile

  • You are a 3rd or last year student of an Art school or MBO (Animation or related field)
  • You are enrolled in a Dutch (higher) education institute for the whole duration of the internship
  • Interest in education offered in an innovative digital way
  • Good knowledge off Adobe Illustrator and After Effects
  • Affinity with animation and audio-visual design
  • Curious and inquisitive attitude
  • Excellent command of English language, both spoken and written
  • Accurate, precise and eye for detail
  • Good sense of priorities and time management
  • Fully support War Child's mandate and mission
  • Available for at least 32 hours per week, starting February 2020.

Our offer

  • The opportunity to gain a fun and relevant learning and working experience in an organization that operates around the world
  • Your animations contribute to a better future for children in conflict areas around the world
  • Learn how the contribution of children and artists in conflict areas is used through co-creation to create a safe and unique game for every context.

Do you have questions or are you interested? Send an email to Design Lead of Can't Wait to Learn :

Want to know more about CWTL:

The Organisation and Conditions

War Child is a young and dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

This internship is for a period February to June 2020, four or five days a week. As per War Child Intern Policy, fee will be €200 gross per month (based on 5 days). You must already be based in The Netherlands. We also provide a daily lunch in our canteen.

Please note that War Child interns need to be registered students at a Dutch educational institutions. This is a hard requirement. Students must be enrolled for the duration of their internship. Please note that this internship does not suit students who are in their thesis writing semesters.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by no later than 5th of January 2020 by submitting their CV (English, max 2 pages), cover letter and show real or website here:

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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.


  • Only applications received via our website are processed.
  • If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.

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Standplaats: Amsterdam

13 december 2019

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