GLOBAL / 2014 – Ongoing

The Talent Development department is an integral part of HAD’s structure. Working alongside our two other key departments, Programmes & Development (R&D) and Learning & Development (L&D), Talent department focuses on developing the skills and competencies of young budding humanitarians. Working alongside the humanitarian leaders of tomorrow, we ensure that junior humanitarians are able to develop the vital competencies needed to kick-start their career in this sector.
The Talent Development department consists of three main programmes:

Our global internship programme has provided young humanitarians with the life-changing opportunity to work on the front-line and witness the work that we do in our partner offices across 40+ countries.


  • Invested in training and development for 120 Interns placed within HAD and Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW)
  • Provided employment for a number of interns post-internship

” The Talent Development department provides the necessary experience needed to get ahead of the game in a highly competitive industry reliant on not only knowledge but an understanding developed only through first-hand experience.” Hannan Almasyabi Marketing and Communications intern

120 Interns

40+ partner offices available for global internships

It enhanced the skills of individuals who are now in management positions.

3 - 12 month programmes available

One of the first graduate schemes in the humanitarian sector