NVDE communications intern

Internship Description

Vacancy intern Communication

Are you or do you know a Communication(Science) student looking for a vibrant internship? The NVDE is looking for a Communication intern with an interest in politics and sustainability. The start is usually in September or February, for a period of 3 to 6 months for 4 days per week.

Who are we?

The Dutch Renewable Energy Association (NVDE) advocates an energy supply based entirely on renewable energy. By joining forces from across the sector, the NVDE aims to accelerate the process of energy transition with vigor, inspiration and a great deal of enthusiasm. The NVDE represents more than 6,000 companies in the renewable energy sector. The organization is at the vibrant heart of the transition to sustainable energy in the Netherlands. (Online) communication is essential to achieving this goal. The means for this include social media, initiatives such as the Energy weather reports, our website, news and member letters, press releases, opinion articles and events such as the Open Energy Day.

The NVDE consists of a team of about 15 people, including three on the communications team. This communications team is in close contact with Public Affairs in order to align communication and lobbying strategies. These strategies are often strongly intertwined.

Who are you?

We are looking for an enthusiastic HBO or WO student, with knowledge in online communication and social media, for two to five days a week, for two to six months. You are very interested in politics and the energy transition. You are curious and you can think along about the communication strategy and apply it in practice. You enjoy writing short, catchy texts and social media is second nature to you. You are a social person who easily makes contacts. In addition, you have an above-average interest in sustainability.

Your duties

At NVDE, you will gain experience in a wide range of communication tasks. With us, you will be given a lot of responsibility. For example, you will keep track of our social media (many members of parliament and prominent figures in the energy transition follow us), the NVDE website or you will contribute to the newsletter. You may also get the chance to interview someone yourself for the newsletter, such as Minister Jetten Whether the CEO of TenneT.

We believe it is important that in addition to executive duties, you dare to think along at the strategic level about our communication strategy: how do we get the NVDE in the spotlight with politicians? How do we ensure that a motion is passed? Does this require a social media campaign, or an opinion piece in the newspaper? And how do we frame this? But also: how do we get the general public on board with the energy transition? Should we organize an event, a debate or a podcast series? When a specific strategy is chosen, you may also implement it yourself. The division of tasks is by mutual agreement.

What do we offer?

You will receive a good internship allowance. After your internship, you will have gained valuable practical experience within a professional organization and will have expanded your network in the sustainable business community. An internship with the NVDE means making an impact. With our communication initiatives, we get a lot of media coverage. With us, because you are an important part of the team, and not just a coffee-holder, you can reach a lot of people and bring about change with your efforts.

In addition, after your internship, you will have gained hands-on experience of communication tasks across the spectrum: from devising and implementing online campaigns to thinking about an appropriate infographic. You will also know all about the energy transition after your internship.

Are you interested or would you like more information? Then send your question or your CV with your motivation to Claire Tielens, clairetielens@nvde.nl and follow us in advance on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Our previous intern speaking:

Hi, I am Jip Grooten, 24 years old and a master's student in Communication Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen. I became very interested in political communication, campaigns and influence through my studies and I wanted to put this knowledge into practice.

At the NVDE, I came into a warm bath. Because it is a relatively small organization, you are immediately involved in everything and get to know your colleagues well. There is plenty of room for your own initiatives, so if you have a good idea: throw it on the table and there is a good chance that you will be allowed to implement it yourself.

 What particularly appealed to me was the fact that as an NVDE member you are in the middle of the energy transition. Every day you learn something new about combating climate change. That way you become not only a communications expert, but also an energy transition connoisseur!

From day one you are involved in the organization and get to think about all sorts of interesting issues. An example is the Open Energy Day. On this day, dozens of locations throughout the Netherlands open their doors and let interested citizens come into contact with sustainable energy projects. I helped organize this day, where I was immediately given a lot of responsibility by the communications team. Another example is the Energy Weather Report, presented by Helga van Leur. These energy weather reports have appeared on just about every news site, including the NOS eight o'clock news! This really feels like a reward for your work and shows that you can have a lot of influence as an intern.

I can recommend an internship with the NVDE to anyone who is socially involved, finds politics above average and enjoys devising and executing (online) campaigns and events.

  • clairetielens@nvde.nl
  • 1-2-2023
  • 31-7-2023
  • 23-1-2023
  • The NVDE deals with the energy transition on a daily basis. This involves making companies and households more sustainable, as well as knowledge development and education about sustainability. This ties in closely with the SDGs.

  • 16 - 32
  • HBO/WO
  • yes