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Communication YEP Intern ('s-Gravenhage)


The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) has an immediate opening for an intern, preferably for four days a week. Would you like to gain experience while studying in 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) were established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch Water Partnership and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, to guarantee international professionalism and expertise in the water and agri-food sector, in the future too. YEP Programmes consists of YEP Water and YEP Agrofood. In these programs, young Dutch professionals can gain experience abroad, and young local professionals can take their first steps in an international working environment through Dutch organisations. YEP thus contributes to a dynamic international network in the water and agri-food sector, and makes it accessible to a new generation of experts.


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 extensive water and agri-food sector, ministries and training bodies.


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

  • 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
  • Updating social media channels
  • Support with the introduction of YEP information, a new relations management system
  • 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/ organizational sensitivity and representativity
  • A stress-resistant and flexible work attitude


  • 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!


If you meet the criteria, you are invited to apply. Send us your motivation letter and CV in a single document by clicking on apply. 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 call Liesbeth Vranken, Project officer communications YEP Programmes, 070 304 37 14.

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Job type: Vast / Tijdelijk
Job ID #83
Date posted: 04-11-2016

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