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Starting your career in international development

03/11/2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Are you interested in a career in international development, but not sure where to start? On 3 November, we’re hosting an event for students who are contemplating a career within this competitive sector. Our guest speakers will give first-hand accounts from their own experiences in searching for internships, jobs and PhD opportunities upon graduating and the interesting work they are doing now. This event demonstrate some of the opportunities out there within the development sector and will prepare you for the application process to maximise your chances of success in securing a job within the sector.


This event is free, but is only available to LIDC members. If you are not already a member, please go to to check if you qualify for membership and to sign up.


Confirmed speakers


Vasiliki Vita is an Onassis Scholar and postgraduate researcher in Linguistics at SOAS, University of London. She currently works as a Micro-Internship Experience Officer with Learning Connected and a Research Assistant with Julia Sallabank’s project “Language Revitalisation: From Practice to Theory” at SOAS, University of London. Vasiliki has occupied communications positions with various organizations and initiatives, from a Marketing Content Development internship with Learning Connected and Kosmotive, to a position as a Communications and Events Officer with the Action Against Stunting Hub and the Social Media Manager of virALLanguages. Her academic interests include language documentation and description with revitalization and maintenance in mind and applied linguistics in general.



Communications Manager Gunn Benjaminsen Gunn Benjaminsen is LIDC’s communications manager. She joined LIDC from the United Nations, where she worked for a total of four years in Haiti and Myanmar. Gunn also has worked with European affairs in Brussels and occasionally does election observation missions for the OSCE and the EU.



This event will be chaired by Charine John, LIDC’s communications coordinator.


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