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Internship Exchange Programme

Deadline for applying for the 2003 internship Programme has passed

The IHEYO in cooperation with CommonSense Enterprises, offers a month-long international internship exchange programme whereby young humanists will have the opportunity to gain insight into a humanist movement in another country and enhance his or her skills. Travel costs and housing expenses as well as a modest stipend will be paid by IHEYO/CommonSense.

Through this programme two to three young people (18-30) will spend four weeks working with a humanist organisation in a country other than their home country. After the internship the intern will be guided to implement a plan for a humanist activity he or she has developed during his or her internship. One of the positions will be at the IHEU/IHEYO office in London.

You can read here the experiences of intern Shannon Culeck who stayed at IHEU in London in 2001.

Internship Programme 2003

The deadline for the application procedure for this years Internship Exchange Programme has past and two candidates have been selected. IHEYO is looking forward to continue this programme in 2004. At a later stage IHEYO will announce more about the Internship Exchange Programme 2004 and its possibilities to apply for it.

For questions about the internship programme, you can contact the Programme Coordinator, Vincent Lloyd:, (001) 609.9154.148 (USA).


Summer 2002

The intern for this summer was James Walker, working at the IHEU (International Humanist and Ethical Union).

James Walker attends the University of Oregon, USA, and has assisted the IHEU in implementing the proposals brought forward at the IHEYO Conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

During the IHEYO conference he guided several discussion-groups and an intercultural game.

James at the IHEYO-conferecen preparing
@copyright: Siggi Gunnarson

About two host organisations:

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is the international umbrella organisation for national humanist groups across the world.

It works to promote humanist
and values, particularly focusing on human rights, at international organizations including the United Nations. The IHEU also publishes a newsletter and maintains contact with its nearly 100 member organizations. This position is based in London.

Read here the personal experiences of intern Shannon Culek who stayed at IHEU in the summer of 2001.

The American Humanist Association (AHA) publishes The Humanist, the premiere publication of "Critical Inquiry and Social Concern" in the United States. It maintains contact with its nearly 100 local humanist member organizations across the country as well as promoting humanist ideas and values in the public arena. The AHA runs conferences and educational programs. And there are opportunities to work with organisations in the Washington area with a more directly political focus. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

2001: Intern ViKas Gora (to the right)
at AHA

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