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Call for Communications & Design Intern

Do topics such as human rights, democracy and an inclusive society make your heart beat faster? When reading our social media posts, do you think: I can do much better? Do you have strategic insight, are you a strong writer and do you have an eye for detail, lay-outs and graphics? Can you effortlessly write a gripping text in both English and Dutch. Apply for an internship at Humanity in Action The Netherlands!

We offer an internship position Communications & Design and look for candidates that can join our team as soon as possible, for a period of six months (24 to 32 hours per week).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a student or recent graduate (higher professional education or university education) with an entrepreneurial mindset who wants to strengthen our team in Amsterdam. The ideal candidate has proven experience with creating and implementing external communication strategies, produces publications and messages for various target groups without hesitation, knows how to stimulate our social media presence in a creative way, and has strong verbal and written skills (in Dutch and English). Additionally, we are looking for somebody who is interested in the themes we work on. We expect you to be able to work independently, accurately and proactively on a wide variety of tasks. It helps if you have excellent social, organizational and administrative skills, and if you have a great sense of responsibility.

Experience with web design and graphic design is an advantage, and so is knowledge of, amongst others, WordPress and Adobe applications such as Photoshop and InDesign. 

Your responsibilities 

You will support the team by drafting a new communication strategy. You will take the lead in writing and formatting texts and images for, amongst others, the Humanity in Action The Netherlands website, fundraising and other external publications. You will also be responsible for creating and posting creative content on the Humanity in Action social media channels, and the monitoring of our reach. You will also create visuals and lay-outs where necessary.

Your tasks 

  • Writing and formatting texts, lay-outs and visuals for Humanity in Action The Netherlands;
  • Strengthening the presence of Humanity in Action The Netherlands within our target groups; 
  • Monitoring our presence and reach on social media; 
  • Designing, updating and editing the Humanity in Action The Netherlands website in WordPress; 
  • Any other supporting, logistical and administrative tasks and activities; 

What do we offer?

At Humanity in Action The Netherlands we encourage you to be proactive and you will be given a lot of space to grow and learn a lot. As an intern, you will be given a lot of personal responsibilities within our team of four employees. Next to a modest monthly fee we offer you a very instructive internship experience in the heart of Amsterdam!

Humanity in Action informs, connects and inspires the new generation of social and cultural leaders to engage in dialogue and to stand up for human rights, democracy and inclusivity. 

How to apply 

Applications can be sent to Laura Lasance at netherlands@humanityinaction.org. Apply under the reference of ‘Internship Communications & Design’. Next to your CV we would like to receive a motivation letter (max. one A4). The interviews will take place as soon as possible.

Due to the measures against the spread of the coronavirus the interviews will take place online.