The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) has an opening for a communication intern, preferably for four days a week. Would you like to gain experience while studying and working with both the private sector, NGOs, research foundations and Governments? Are you interested in a dynamic environment in which sustainability, entrepreneurship, politics and international cooperation go hand in hand? In this internship, you are sure to encounter all of these elements.

Young Expert Programmes (YEP Programmes) -consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made- offers young Dutch professionals the chance to gain experience abroad, and young local professionals can take their first steps in an international working environment through Dutch organisations. YEP Programmes is carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

Within YEP Programmes, you are involved in facilitating communication for different target groups. During your internship, you will be working together in a dynamically composed team and with other NWP colleagues, based in our office in The Hague, and you will have frequent contact with organisations in the sectors, ministries and training bodies.

We are looking for a hard-working intern with excellent communication skills to support us in varied assignments, such as:

  • Maintaining national and international contacts with specific target groups, including the Young Experts via Skype/Basecamp etc.
  • Attending (also preparation and reporting) of meetings and presentations
  • Web content management of www.yepprogrammes.com
  • Updating social media channels
  • Approaching concerned parties and collecting information about initiatives or results on which to communicate via the websites, newsletter, social media, etc.

What we want:

Relevant field of study (e.g. (International) Communication Management)
Fast and accurate use of various media
Excellent writing and speaking skills in Dutch and English
A broad interest in all facets of the labour market
Good social skills, environmental awareness / organisational sensitivity and representativity
A stress-resistant and flexible work attitude

What we offer
An internship of preferably 4 days a week
A placement fee based on training and time commitment
Above all, a challenging and innovative learning environment, where initiative is appreciated!

Information and application
If you meet the criteria, you are invited to apply through the application button below. Send us your motivation letter and CV in a single document. Tell us why you want to be part of the YEP team and NWP, and why you think you are perfect for this internship. For more information, please contact Lonneke van Klei, Project officer  YEP Programmes, l.vanklei@nwp.nl.

Over Netherlands Water Partnership

The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) is the Dutch water sector’s network organisation. The Netherlands has a rock-solid reputation when it comes to water, we believe this expertise can make a difference worldwide. Because of this, we help the Dutch water sector share, connect, and involve in opportunities related to export, international cooperation, and promotion. The NWP has 200 members, profit and non-profit, from water technology to water infrastructure, NGO and government. We help join these forces to create a positive impact worldwide. NWP’s ambition is to double the international impact of the Dutch water sector through its contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.