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Participate in one of our projects

Internship, thesis or volunteering

Are you interested in carrying out a project involving renewable energy, water or sustainable technology in the South? We are always looking for enthusiastic people who want to participate in one of our projects.

Do you have a technical, economical or social background? Tell us why you would like to participate in a Humasol project!

Monday 5th of March 2018 an info moment in Gent will take place at 20h and on Wednesday the 7th of March 2018 an info moment will be held at Leuven at 19h. Get to know the preparation, the application process and the Humasol projects and talk to ex-project students to get to know their experiences. All info and the registration link for the info-events in Leuven and Gent can be found here.

Read on to already get to know the application process for a project in the summer of 2019. Apply before the 25th of March 2018!

Application deadline March 25th








Desired profile

  • Schooling relevant to the project
    • Technical education
    • Social-cultural education
    • Communication (management)
    • Economics or business administration
    • Teacher training
  • Student (starting from 2nd bacheloryear) or motivated volunteer
  • Being open to being immersed into another culture
  • Strong motivation and international orientation
  • Interested in renewable energy, water supply and sustainable energy
  • Looking for practical experience
  • Speaking the language of a local partner or being willing to learn one
  • Being free for at least 8 weeks to realize the project on-site

Application process

In order to applicate you have to submit a complete and correctly assembled application file. This file consists of a motivational letter (max. 1 page), a detailed CV and academic scores. You send these documents to recruiting@humasol.be.
The application deadline is 23 March 2017. You can apply for projects starting in September 2017, February 2018 and July 2018. An early application is necessary in order to be able to start to prepare the project on time and to give local partners enough time to prepare as well. By the end of March the first selection is made, based on the motivational letter and CV. Later on an interview is conducted with those candidates who were selected. A week after the interviews we let all applicants know what has been decided.
Did you miss the deadline? Contact our recruiter and discuss your options.

General information

At the Humasol info sessions more information is given about the way Humasol operates, the possible projects and how everything is organised. The latest info sessions were held on 7 March 2017 in Leuven and 8 March 2017 in Gent. If you were not able to be here or want to be informed about future info sessions, fill in the following form.

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Projectcycle in short

You are appointed a coach by the end of April, after your application is accepted. From this moment on until the end of the summer holidays the general preparation starts. The focus of the preparation is put on who Humasol operates and our point of view on development cooperation. More specific this means we meet a few times with all the new project students and during these meetings we focus on the characteristics of sustainable development cooperation. At the beginning of the new academic year you are assigned a project, location and a team. During the academic year you prepare the project together with your team under the supervision of a coach. Every coach is an experienced member of the Humasol team, who shares practical insights and is your first point of contact when you have questions.

The preparations for the project start with a literary study and ends with a fully worked out design for the project. In the first semester you make a thorough literary study, which you present to you’re the Humasol members in an intermediate presentation. During the second semester all designs are worked out properly and practical arrangements are made. In April it is time for the final presentation, where all project students are present. If everything goes as planned you will get your final approval by Humasol to carry out the project as planned on location. In order to execute the project properly and to assure a perfect finish, at least 8 weeks at the location are needed. After your return you write a report on your stay and share your experiences during the yearly meeting.

Internship, thesis or volunteering

A Humasol project can count as an internship for a varying amount of study points, depending on your department or school. In order to find out what your options are, you can contact the internship coordinator of your faculty or department. Humasol members that study or have studied at the same department, can definitely help you out with all the practical details.

In addition, projects can also be part of your thesis research. In order to find out more about approved thesis proposals you can contact Humasol’s recruiter via recruiting@humasol.com

Already graduated or will you be graduated by the time you would actually start implementing your project? You can still participate as a volunteer. A project with Humasol can be a great transition from your time as a student to your professional career.

Expenses and stay

Humasol vzw finances all project related costs. These include all costs a team has to make in order to design and realise a project. Humasol pays transportation costs made at the location itself in case they are necessary to be able to carry out the project. In contrast, travel expenses made to get from Belgium to the location of your project are not paid by Humasol.

The arrangement for the accommodation are made in advance by Humasol and the local partner. Depending on the duration of the project and the location these costs may vary. At more expensive locations, Humasol and the local partner might finance a part of the accommodation expenses. Neither Humasol nor the local partner will cover other expenses at the location, like for example food, drinks and personal amusement.

Most of the students who previously took part in one of our projects, were provided funding through a travel fund. VLIR-UOS provides funding for projects carried out as part of an education. Additionally some colleges and universities have their own scholarships.