Why study humanitarian aid in Jordan?
Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
Hospitality is an important part of the nomadic heritage of Jordan, evident from the Kingdom’s providing shelter to those who have fled conflict in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and as far away as Bosnia. By interning in Jordan at an organization like the International Rescue Committee, Care International, or Jordan Health Aid Society, you will assist local and international relief efforts supporting millions of Syrian refugees. You’ll learn about the objectives, priorities, standards, and procedures of humanitarian health response during emergency and post-emergency phases of refugee crises.
The internship will help you understand the priorities of a refugee relief program including consideration for water supply, sanitation and hygiene; food security, nutrition and food aid; shelter, settlement and health services. In addition, you’ll learn about conflict-related traumas and psychosocial challenges of assimilation. During your internship, you will be introduced to the guidelines for counseling, mental health, and psychological support in emergencies.
- Gain valuable practical experience in humanitarian aid as an intern
- Learn and develop critical professional skills in a supportive environment
- Weekly reflection and assessments with the academic director or internship coordinator
- Weekend excursion to the treasures of Jordan: the Dead Sea, Petra, and Aqaba Testimonial (Optional)