The internal affairs committee of the SPIL organizes all study-related activities that will take place within the Netherlands. National and international politics, as studied in Political Science and Political Science – International Relations and Organizations can be better studied and understood through active, in the field experience. To acquaint students with the more practical side of politics, the SPIL organises a number of excursions, lectures, debates and congresses to provide more hands-on learning experiences. For example, the SPIL has visited the ministry of Home Affairs, the Dutch House of Commons (Tweede Kamer) and the House of Lords (Eerste Kamer). As well as this, the association has hosted lectures performed by such public figures as Frans Timmersmans, the current Prime-Minister Mark Rutte, and Gert Jan Segers.
The organization of these activities is provided by the internal activities committee, which is chaired by the internal activities commissioner. As a member of the internal activities committee you’ll help to create, plan, and execute exciting activities. You’ll also have the opportunity to prepare the lectures in which renowned figures and international organisation representatives will present to students on a variety of topics. Does organising activities and expanding your professional network sound like something that interests you? Then consider applying to join the committee of Domestic Affairs!