Meet our new interns

Leah ConorFrom left: David, Conor and Leah have joined our Internship Program Steps for Life

November 4, 2015 | Posted in Business partnerships, General, Humanitarian intervention, Inclusive Education | By

November 4th, 2015, Sweden

Did you know IAS has an Internship Programme called Step for Life? Say hi to our new interns Leah, David and Conor to find out more about what you can do as an intern at IAS.

Leah, David and Conor are currently doing their master in International and Comparative Education at Stockholm University. They will contribute to IAS work during 3-5 months  and they are all excited to gain expereince in the humanitarian field. IAS is collaborating with institutions such as Stockholm University and the Institute of International Education (IIE). If you are interested to join or have any further questions, send an e-mail to Andreas Zetterlund:

Conor Diamond, intern at Programme Department

-I will be providing programme support to the Humanitarian Coordinator as well as Programme Managers in the field, across a range of humanitarian projects. I look forward to gaining a practical insight into the work of an international NGO, as well as using my experience to contribute to the valuable work IAS does across the development spectrum.

David Kunyu, intern at Finance Department

-I look forward to collaborate closely with the Finance department respectively programme department and hopefully my work will contribute towards an attainment of the vision and mission of IAS.  I am very excited to be a part of the team here, and I am looking forward to learning, growing and contributing to IAS work however I can.

Leah Kellgren, intern at Policy and Quality Department

– I will be working closely with the Policy and Quality department, examining IAS internal policies as well as policy frameworks followed by other humanitarian organizations. I have always had a personal interest in working in international aid and development, and have been aiming towards a career in that field through my studies. I heard about the opportunity to join IAS and was intrigued by their projects in Inclusive Education and Community Development.

Text & photo: Rebecka Woods

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Say hi to Elisabeth, our new intern!


February 6, 2015 | Posted in Inclusive Education (IE) | By

February 6th, 2015, Sweden

Elisabeth, you are currently doing your master at Stockholm University and will be staying with IAS Head Office during 4 months to work with our program Inclusive Education. Please tell us a bit about yourself.

– I’m 24 years old and I have lived in Sweden for almost two years, I’m originally from Munich, Germany. I have a Bachelor Degree from Germany where I studied European Business and Language Studies and I´m currently doing my Master at Stockholm University in International and Comparative Education. I wanted to gain experience in something that relates to my studies; therefore I chose to come to IAS.

 What will you be doing at IAS?

– I will mainly provide support to IAS Program Department on Inclusive Education matters but I will also help wherever I’m needed. One of my courses at university was ‘Educational Planning’, which really relates to the work IAS does in the field of Inclusive and Special needs education. As an “outsider” I hope I will be able to look at IAS work from a different perspective and provide valuable information.

Are you also interested in doing an internship or to work voluntarily with us? Send us an email at and we will tell you more!

Text: Rebecka Woods

Photo: Håkan Björk

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