At The Hague Academy for Local Governance we are looking for 2 Interns to join our team full-time from 15 August 2021 to 31 January 2022

Internship · Den Haag


About the internship
Would you like to gain work experience with an NGO that is committed to development at a local level on different continents? Are you looking for an internship where you can work in a multicultural environment with people from around the globe? Do you have an eye for detail and excellent communication skills? Then an internship at The Hague Academy is the perfect fit for you! As an intern at our organisation, you work with different teams to prepare and implement training programmes on topics related to local governance. As an intern you are an indispensable part of our team and you get a good insight into the work of an international NGO. Curious?

“My internship has been a great learning experience! I have gained valuable insights on different topics around local governance, from local economic development and urban resilience, to conflict and anti-corruption. The team has listened to my ideas and responded to my needs and learning goals. The variety of tasks and responsibilities allowed me to discover my own interests and strengths, even in times of COVID-19.” – Astrid van Egmond (intern, spring 2021)

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the development, management and implementation of (online) training programmes
  • Assisting facilitators during (online) live exchange sessions with the participants
  • Management of the online training platform
  • Contact point for all kinds of questions from the international training participants
  • Monitoring the online activities and progress of the participants during the trainings
  • Editing and proofreading written (online) training modules
  • Partly responsible for managing the general mailbox of The Hague Academy
  • Communication support, such as writing articles for the newsletter and managing social media
  • Supporting in the selection process of candidates for a scholarship
  • Archiving training materials and other documents

About you

  • WO / HBO level (University or Vocational Education level)
  • Good command of the English language
  • One vacancy is for a candidate who has a good command of the Dutch language
  • One vacancy is for a candidate who has a good command of the French language
  • Flexible attitude and team player
  • Strong attention to details
  • Good communication and social skills to work in a multicultural environment
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to work independently and from a distance
  • International students are eligible for these internship positions if they can prove that they have permission to work in the Netherlands

What we offer

  • A diverse work experience in an international and dynamic environment
  • Internship allowance of 500 Euro per month (net, full-time)
  • Opportunity to participate in our international training courses in the field of local governance
  • An ambitious and enthusiastic team
  • A great network of experts and local administrators from all over the world.
  • Strong individual guidance
  • Catering towards your learning goals


Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Intern? Then we’d love to hear from you! Apply before the 30th of May using the button below. For further questions please contact Programme Officer Kelly Buis at