OtherWise is open to receiving interns of the Wageningen University or other universities. We rarely offer ready-made internships to students, but if you have an idea about an internship that fits the philosophy of OtherWise, contact us so we can talk about it. There is a lot of room at OtherWise to take on your own internship project.
Below you can read the review of Laci Bartha, MSc student Organic Agriculture, who made a documentary of his thesis research. The documentary is about the decision-making process regarding the future development of the ecovillage ‘The Vlierhof’ and their yourney towards food self-sufficiency. The documentary was screened as an OtherWise event. The documentary can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkb3v9BOY4M&t=1s
"I did my internship about Visual Research Methods at OtherWise in the academic year 2018-2019. The focus of the project was to explore the social dynamics within an intentional community and follow an internal decision-making process using video recordings as the main data collection method. I interviewed several community members and was allowed to observe some of their meetings too. From the recorded material I created a short documentary which presents the interaction between me - the researcher and the community and the findings of the research. During this internship I learned a lot about visual research methods and I gained professional skills in script writing, interviewing, filming, editing, presenting and organizing events. OtherWise allowed me to create my own internship and helped and supported me in executing it. I would encourage anyone who is interested in creating an internship from their own idea(s) to turn to OtherWise." Laci Bartha