The Future International Development Expert Programme

The Future International Development Expert Programme

Ages 12-14 Live Online

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Internship Overview

The Future International Development Expert Programme gives students aged 12-14 an immersive experience of the international development world. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions, all led by a group of experienced international development professionals. 


You will also be coached on how to become a top international development expert, with guidance on GCSE choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more. 

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive experience of a Career in International Development:

  • Dive into the world of international development from a humanitarian and environmental perspective

  • Respond to a live environmental crisis and make key decisions to avoid disaster
  • Analyse the major factors  that lead to poverty and design a situation report for the UN
  • Learn how to think like an international development expert

        Why should I attend?

        • Experience a unique, immersive insight into one of the world’s most prestigious careers
        • Meet successful international development professionals and ask them all your burning questions
        • Get coaching on how to become a top international development expert
        • Gain valuable work experience before you even turn 16

        An Audience with Top International Development Experts:

        • Q&A time with a panel of international development experts from a range of disciplines

        • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

        Boost Your University Application and CV:

        • Attendance demonstrates you've gained key skills such as: teamwork, problem-solving, communication, empathy and resilience

        • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            This programme will take place online, delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

            Programme Fee:

            'Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

            Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

            Day One: Human Development

            Day Two: Environmental Development

            Day One: Human Development

            10.30amThe World of International Development

            - The importance of international development in an everchanging global world
            - The key players and institutions’
            - The skills, interests, and mindset of an international development expert

            11:00amThe Worlds within Development

            - Discover the differerent areas within the development world and the various roles you can pursue
            - Experience real-life development projects and how top professionals impact the field
            - Apply development principles in a live case study and work together to achieve the best outcome

            12:00pmLunch Break

            1.00pmExplore the Key to Poverty Reduction

            - Solving poverty: how can development experts best tackle poverty?
            - Understand the crucial factors that contribute to sustained poverty
            - Analyse case studies and create a situation report recommending how to break the poverty cycle
            - Present your key findings and suggestions to UN officials

            3:00pmPanel Discussion

            - Live panel Q&A with international development experts from a variety of backgrounds
            - Hear inspirational stories
            - Get your key questions answered
            - Receive valuable advice


            *exact programme subject to change without notice.

            Day Two: Environmental Development

            10.30amEquality, Diversity, Inclusion and Community-led Development

            - Interdisciplinary approaches and the future of the industry
            - Examine case studies of community ownership and use critical thinking to analyse the consequences
            - Design your own development manifesto incorporating a community-led approach

            12.00pmLunch Break

            1.00pmEnvironmental Crisis Response

            - Respond to a ‘live’ environmental crisis as it unfolds
            - Understand the processes and pitfalls involved in dealing with disaster
            - Analyse the link between extreme weather and climate change
            - Take on a variety of roles to overcome the challenges thrown at you throughout the crisis

            3.00pmCareer Coaching

            - Interactive session dedicated to your journey to becoming a top international development expert. Detailed advice on:
            - GCSE/A-level/degree/university choices
            - Excelling in the UCAS process
            - Extra-curricular activity choices
            - Work experience options
            - Career paths for the international development experts of the future
            - Project Launchpad


            *exact programme subject to change without notice.

            Dates & Locations

            Live Online


            11th - 12th December 2021

            11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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            11th - 12th December 2021

            11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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            Who Can Attend

            The programme is for students aged 12-14 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

            There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge up from basic concepts.

            COVID-19 Group

            This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.


            If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device. You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.

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