510 EMBRACES SKILLED PROFESSIONAL & STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

When you join 510, you become part of a networked team of skilled staff and volunteers, all working towards our purpose to improve the speed, quality & cost-effectiveness of humanitarian aid by using and creating data and digital products.

We started with 3 people in 2016. Since then, we have grown into a larger agile team. We now have a mix of core and project staff working together with both professional and student volunteers. We also work together with data teams from the Red Cross in Malawi and Zambia.

Read the three-question ‘teamterviews’ below to get an idea of how their skills are helping 510 reach its purpose!

510 TEAMTERVIEW CHARLOTTE HOVENIER

Charlotte Hovenier has a BSc. in Geo Media & Design. She first worked as a graduate student and after her graduation she continued to work as a volunteer. Charlotte will soon start her new job as a junior graphic designer at a media company. How did you hear about 510? During my previous internship I…

510 TEAMTERVIEW JORIS WESTERVELD

Joris Westerveld has a MSc in Artificial Intelligence. He first worked as a graduate student and after his graduation he continued to work as a volunteer. How did you hear about 510? When I was looking for an internship for my thesis for the master Artificial Intelligence, my mother (who works for the Red Cross…

510 TEAMTERVIEW MAIKE MEIER

Maike Meier has a BSc in Mathematics and will soon start her MSc at the University of Oxford. She worked with us as an intern. How did you hear about 510? When I finished my BSc in Mathematics in February 2019, I was looking for a meaningful way to spend the half-year I had before…

510 TEAMTERVIEW MEREL VAN COOTEN

Merel van Cooten is a master student in Health Sciences at the VU Amsterdam. How did you hear about 510: Having had different internships in an academic environment, I wanted to do something else for my master internship. That was why I specifically searched for an internship at an organization such as the red cross;…

510 TEAMTERVIEW ELISE GARTON

Elise Garton is a master student in Global Health Research at VU Amsterdam. How did you hear about 510? I specifically searched for a global health internship that was not affiliated with an academic institution as I wanted to be part of a team environment, learn from colleagues with a variety of academic backgrounds, leverage my…

510 TEAMTERVIEW TITIA KUIPERS

Titia Kuipers is a master thesis student at 510. At TU Delft she follows the Engineering and Policy Analysis program. How did you hear about 510? During my study at the TU Delft, I attended a lecture where a humanitarian worker came to tell about his experience in the field in the Middle East. We…

510 TEAMTERVIEW JASPER MEIJERING

Jasper Meijering is a master thesis student at 510 and TU Delft’s Humanitarian Technology Lab. At TU Delft he follows the Engineering and Policy Analysis program.   1: Where did you hear of the 510 team? In my first years of study, the humanitarian sector was pretty much off the radar for me. This ended…

510 TEAMTERVIEW HELEEN ELENBAAS

HELEEN ELENBAAS is our 510 Intern and is studying MSc. Geographical Information Management and Application at Utrecht University. We took a few moments to catch up with her after her first month with the team. 1: How did you end up getting a work placement with 510? I discovered 510 via one of my classmates,…

510 TEAMTERVIEW DANIEL KERSBERGEN

DANIËL KERSBERGEN was a master thesis Student at 510 and has just graduated from MSc Geomatics for the Built Environment at TUDelft. You can read his thesis here 1: How did you end up doing your master thesis with 510? During my master Geomatics for the Built Environment, I was inspired by one of the associate…

510 TEAMTERVIEW CARLA MEIJERINK

CARLA MEIJERINK was a master thesis Student at 510 and has just graduated from MSc. Innovations in Public health at University Twente. You can read her thesis “Does behaviour impact the vulnerability of the Philippines community to Dengue incidence?” here 1: How did you end up doing your master thesis with 510? I first came into…

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