Internship vacancy: marketing & communications intern

Internship Description

BlueCity is literally a swimming pool full of possibilities. In the former tropical swimming paradise Tropicana, we are building a model city with sustainable and circular companies, where, with daring and fun, we are heading for an economy in which waste does not exist. The output of the one is namely the input of the other entrepreneur. Waste thus becomes a valuable building block. In this way, together with entrepreneurs, researchers, biodesigners, makers and creatives, we create a circular economy, close cycles and shape the city and the economy of the future. Sounds good right? It is. Lots of great, innovative things are happening in BlueCity, which our Marketing & Communications team is bringing to the general public. We are now looking for two interns for this department. Will you help tell the BlueCity story?



During this Marketing & Communications internship you can learn all the ins and outs of Marketing and Communications in practice. You will rotate in our small but nice team of 3 employees and 2 interns and support the whole department in their tasks. You will help develop campaigns for our programming for both the general public and the corporate market. Central to this is positive branding of the circular economy in general - and BlueCity in particular. You will also help with interesting content creation for our Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook channels and write blog articles for our website. You'll also help think about how we can tell BlueCity's identity visually, in photography and design. And BlueCity offers a lot of room for your own initiative, so we are also curious about your interests and development points: this internship is the place to use your creativity for a sustainable future. 


  •  ... have a smooth pen: you have experience with writing or are naturally good with language
  •  ... feel completely at home on social media and know how to grab people's attention or are willing to learn to do so
  • ... writes and speaks flawless Dutch and has a good command of the English language as well
  • ... are independent, proactive and can keep a good overview
  • ... have an affinity for sustainability and/or the circular economy specifically
  • ... are proficient with WordPress, Canva, Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop (not required, sometimes helpful)

This is what you will do

  • Writing and posting content for our website, newsletters and social media
  • You are the point of contact for our followers on social media
  • You will participate in the organization and communication before and during programs and events in BlueCity
  • You will think and collaborate on various campaigns that match your interests
  • You will manage the Marketing & Communications mailbox and ensure that press inquiries, great ideas from colleagues and business owners and questions from external parties are handled properly
  • A lot is possible within BlueCity; we like to look at what makes you happy and what we need coincide


  • ... offer a super inspiring workplace at one of the most special locations in Rotterdam
  • ... give you a network and guidance on putting your Marketing and Communications skills into practice
  • ... offer you all the space you need to do your thing. Within BlueCity a lot is possible, if you dare to do so.
  • ... offer an internship stipend of €200 gross per month


  • This internship position is for a minimum of 4 days per week, possibly to be combined with your own assignment. It is possible to work from home one day a week.
  • Start date is negotiable, but in principle by February 2023 and for a minimum of 5 months
  • You will work in a small and close team of 3 employees and 2 interns, and will have a personal internship supervisor.


Send your CV, a cover letter and portfolio, if applicable, by December 20 to We treat applications in order of sending, so if you are very excited about this internship, don't wait too long to email. Do you have any questions about this internship vacancy? You can ask them via or by phone to Evelien van der Kooi on 010 307 22 47.

BlueCity strives to be an inclusive and diverse organization befitting a city like Rotterdam. Because a diverse ecosystem is a strong ecosystem. We therefore invite anyone who recognizes themselves in the profile of this vacancy to apply.

  • 1-2-2023
  • 3-7-2023
  • 17-12-2022
  • minus 32
  • WO communication
  • yes