Your Perspective


Working for an NGO


05:15 - 06:30


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Do you see yourself making a career out of making a difference? What’s it really like to work for an NGO? Come to our event Your Perspective: working for an NGO to find out!

We will explore the perceptions of (working for) NGOs and the reality with a panel of UU Humanities alumni who now work for different organisations. Where can your Humanities studies take you? What are positive and negative sides to working for NGOs? This live event was recorded and edited into a podcast (links below).


Eva Gerritse
Eva is a Senior Program Officer at PAX for Peace for the DR Congo. Until a year ago she was a Program Officer Borderlands for South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. The start of Eva’s career at PAX was an internship for the master’s programme Conflict Studies and Human Rights, from which she graduated in 2014. Before that she did the BA History with a minor in Africa Studies at Leiden University.

Marthe van den Brink
Marthe works at Save the Children Nederland as a project officer for the More than Brides Alliance and later this month, she will change jobs and start working for Stichting Vluchteling. Marthe studied Taal- en cultuurstudies (Language and Culture Studies, BA) and finished the master’s programme International Relations in Historical Perspective in 2017. In January of this year she graduated from the advanced master’s programme for international development at Radboud University Nijmegen.

Elize van Berkel
Elize is Learning Specialist at Greenpeace Nederland. She started working at Greenpeace as Interim Mobilisation Coordinator and before starting her current position in 2018, she also worked as a developer of a Greenpeace Educational Programme focused on education about the environment. Before her career at Greenpeace, Elize worked as project manager for NGO TeamAlert. Elize is alumna of the bachelor’s programme Communicatie- en informatiewetenschappen and the master’s programme Communicatie en organisatie.

Nathalie van Regenmortel (not included in the podcast edition)
Nathalie works in online communications at Stichting Vluchteling. She did an internship at the non-profit organisation New Dutch Connections, where she also did voluntary work before she started her internship there, and after that worked at the NGO PBI Nederland – Making Space for Peace. Nathalie is alumna of the bachelor’s programme in English Language and Culture and graduated in 2018 from the master’s programme in Gender Studies.

Podcast now available via Spotify and Soundcloud:


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