Vacancy Internationals Committee

The ASVA Student Union is looking for new members for the internationals’ committee!

Who are we?

The ASVA student union is the central advocate for the students of the UvA and the HvA. ASVA fulfills many different tasks. For example, we speak to the municipality, universities, colleges and national parties about education, student housing and public transport. We organize events and offers student services, such as cheap bicycles and free legal aid. ASVA is an organization for and by students.

What does your position look like?

As the Amsterdam student union we seek to serve the interest of the students of Amsterdam, including of course the international students. However in order to do so we of course need to know what those interests are. That is where you would come in. As a member of the internationals committee we primarily ask you to give your opinion and share your perspective on different issues to us. The internationals’ committee will meet once a month. In order to discuss different topics that play within ASVA and the struggles that internationals face and get to advocating these interests towards different parties.

What are we looking for in you?

Do you have thoughts or ideas about how to improve the lives of international students in and around Amsterdam? Are you a socially engaged international student with a strong sense of justice? Are you capable of offering critical yet constructive input? Are you willing and able to be proactive in offering said input? Then you might very well be the person that we are looking for!

What do we offer you?

ASVA offers a fun and relaxed working atmosphere with flexible hours and lots of room for sociability.  The position member of the internationals’ committee is a volunteer position that will take up about 1-4 hours per month. Depending on your level of involvement you might be entitled to compensation for your work as a volunteer. Does this function look like something for you? Then please write a motivation letter of about 150 (or more) words to or

We particularly encourage people of color and those from other marginalized groups to apply – even if you don’t feel you meet all the criteria exactly. It is important for us as an organization to form a representative picture of the students of Amsterdam. We acknowledge that this vacancy announcement partly stems from our prior assumptions; although we try to correct this, we acknowledge that this is not always possible.