YES (Young Excellent Scholars) Research Internship Programme

YES (Young Excellent Scholars) Research Internship Programme The YES Research Internship Programme is designed exclusively for students from Dutch universities who are nearing the end of their studies and have achieved outstanding results in the relevant study areas, and who wish to undertake a combined internship and thesis (stage/scriptie). The programme is also open to recent graduates who wish to gain research experience during a limited period or who would like to specialize on the themes listed below, which form part of the CEDLA research programme. See also other research areas. The selected students will take part in an ongoing research project during which they will be individually and intensively guided and supervised. They will have access to CEDLA facilities, including office space and the use of a computer. At the end of the period, the participant will receive a written certificate and, in consultation with each participant, a number of academic credits (studiepunten) appropriate to his or her contribution. The appointment is for a period of six months with the possibility of an extension being granted at the end of the first three months. Read more


YES Student Ingeborg Verhesen

Ingeborg Verhesen completed her Master’s degree at Radboud University Nijmegen in the field of Cultural Anthropology. After working in the tourism sector in Spain for some time she travelled to Guatemala in 2009. Here she spent 6 months supporting a women’s cooperative where artisan products are being produced and sold. This period of time was the foundation for her interest in tourism and development issues in the Third World, which she further explored during 2 more short-term stays in Guatemala. Her main interest is how in tourism global relationships of power are being expressed and negotiated. In 2012 Ingeborg started as a YES-student with CEDLA to prepare a PhD proposal focusing on the use and functioning of development discourse within tourism activities in Latin America and its effects on the local level through global relations and structures of power.


YES Student Carrie van der Kroon

Carrie van der Kroon completed her bachelor's of Law at the Utrecht Law College and Sydney Law School. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Legal Research at Utrecht University. She specializes in international children's rights and has a strong interest in vulnerable groups, Anthropology of Law and Latin America. In the past she performed research for Defence for Children and the Dutch Children's Ombudsperson. Apart from her studies, Carrie is concerned with the rights of children as a freelance Trainer, Facilitator and Moderator, working with organizations such as the Dutch National Youth Council and the United World Colleges.
At the CEDLA she is currently preparing her legal-anthropological thesis proposal and fieldwork on the rights of Indigenous Children in Panamá / Costa Rica.