Step 4 Life

Step 4 Life' is the umbrella term for LM International's flagship initiative, designed to bridge the world of academia with the vital realms of development and humanitarian efforts. Geared towards accelerating the 2030 Agenda, the programme is committed to investing in the next generation of emerging young leaders. It offers immersive experiences that equip youth with the necessary tools to make impactful contributions towards our collective global goals.

The programme has three different tracks:

TRACK 1: Academic Research
TRACK 2: Field Deployment
TRACK 3: Travel and Explore

Track 1: Academic Research

Aimed at  higher education students eager to integrate their academic pursuits with real-world applications, such as writing a thesis or undertaking a degree project together with LM International. In this track, the student will be assigned a supervisor from LM International and will have the opportunity to execute their projects on site at LM International's premises in Stockholm. 

Track 2: Field Deployment

Designed for those at the early stages of their academic journey, our field deployment program offers an exciting entry point to your career with direct involvement in both development cooperation and humanitarian aid work. 

LM International is looking for those at the beginning of their career and want to make a meaningful difference in our world and are driven by faith-based humanitarian and development. 

Applying for the Field Deployment Track means:

  • Gaining valuable insight and understanding across the breadth of LM International’s operations.
  • Expanding your professional network and skillset alongside other trainees and experienced colleagues.
  • Giving your career a boost with a one-year trainee programme at LM International. 

Eligibility for the Field Deployment Programme

Anyone who fulfills the qualification requirements below can apply:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree.
  • If needed possess a valid study or work permit
  • Good knowledge of Swedish, English and preferably other languages spoken in LM International's partner countries, such as French, Spanish and Arabic.

Programme benefits:

You will:

  • Work in a role tailored both to you and LM International’s needs; there is a great opportunity to find different roles.
  • Continuous learning opportunities.
  • Support from a supervisor in your learning and daily work.
  • Networking opportunities and the ability to secure valuable references for future career advancement. 

Track 3: Travel and explore

Aimed at inspiring young adults to experience development cooperation and humanitarian aid work for a few weeks in partnership with various organisations including youth political associations, churches, and others. Participants may need to meet specific partner requirements, such as membership in the respective organisation. 

Due to logistical constraints, LM International collaborates with partners for this track for organisation of trips, one of which is the MAF Co-pilot pro programme.



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