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If you are not afraid to think outside of the box and network to get funds for a non-profit human rights cause, you are just the right fit for the position of Head of Funding & Partnership Committee! 

The position requires creativity in thinking of ways to get funds from both public and private institutions. Just to give you an idea, your future team is currently working on the script, ideation and editing of a promotion video to send to potential private donors or to be used on crowdfunding platforms. 



As Head of the Funding & Partnership Committee, you will actively network with financial partners, university bodies, private donors and international investors. All these contacts may come in hand in your future career too!


You will get first-hand experience in managing a small team, ensuring team spirit and the respect of INTERNaction values. Plus, you will create new friendships with students from different countries and backgrounds!


INTERNaction gives you the opportunity to develop your creativity and acquire administration, networking, cooperation, leadership and accounting skills, which are invaluable in your future career in Human Rights and beyond.


In INTERNaction, you can meet and bond with inspiring people that are intrinsically passionate and motivated to always learn and make a change. 


Within INTERNaction, you contribute to the advocacy and protection of human rights by helping students financially to conduct internship worldwide and connecting to human rights professionals and philanthropists willing to help us with our cause. 


As a Board member, you are involved with an early social non-profit start-up and actively contribute to the development of INTERNaction. You make a positive change within the university as part of an organisation nominated for the UM Student Award 2020!



  • Are a Bachelor/ Master student of Maastricht University for the school year 2021/2022 (it does not matter from which faculty you are);

  • You are committed to advance and protect Human Rights in your life;

  • Value transparency, honesty, respect, accountability and empathy;

  • Enjoy connecting with other people and share with them your passion for a cause. Yep, you are the kind of person that can talk and talk with any living thing! 

  • Are fun, creative and proactive: you want to bring forward INTERNaction with your new ideas;

  • Can motivate and inspire a team, value teamwork and achieving goals together with others.  


ADDITIONAL ASSETS (not obligatory, apply even if you don't have these!)​:

  • Basic business skills: familiarity with creating a business plan and accounting sheets;

  • Basic Dutch to research the registration and to be in contact with the Dutch belastingsdienst (Tax Officer).



  • As Head, you should be consistent in managing the Committee (2-4 other students) and ensure the yearly goals are achieved. You should be able to prepare and lead weekly Committee meetings (5h prep + 2h of meeting);

  • As an INTERNaction member, you will have the opportunity to play some games and bond with all INTERNaction members during a monthly General Plenary Meeting (1.5h every first Thursday of the month);

  • As Head, you are automatically a Board member with the other three Heads and the President of INTERNaction. This means you will participate in weekly Board meetings (1h prep + 2h of meeting) and your input will first-hand affect the direction of INTERNaction in the long run. Exciting, isn't it?


As Head of Funding & Partnership:

  • Networking and keeping in touch with UM bodies and financial partners;

  • Researching and applying to funding opportunities;

  • Ideation and execution of initiatives to reach potential donors;

  • Financial planning, record keeping and general financial oversight in accordance with the yearly business plan;

  • Ensuring that financial partners know what is INTERNaction's vision, mission and purpose;

  • Preparing and leading the weekly Committee meetings, organising the work amongst different members, ensuring team spirit, unity and accountability of members; 

  • Being accountable to the Board, be proactive within the Board and actively contribute to decisions for the direction of IA;

  • Ensuring INTERNaction's compliance with tax duties and be in contact with the tax authorities.

As the member of the Board:

  • Being accountable to the Board, being proactive within the Board and actively contributing to decisions on the direction of INTERNaction;

  • Determining INTERNaction’s and Committee’s strategies for the academic year and ensuring their successful completion;

  • Application and Selection procedure of the new Committee members;

  • Application and pre-selection procedure for the new Board 2022/2023 and their training.


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