NVDE vacancy: public affairs and communications intern

Internship Description

Are you or do you know a college or university student of communication, public administration or political science with an interest in sustainability? Would you like to do an internship in the vibrant heart of the transition to sustainable energy in the Netherlands? Then look no further, join the NVDE!


The Dutch Renewable Energy Association (NVDE) is the association of companies that advocate for an energy supply based entirely on renewable energy. By joining forces from across the sector, the NVDE is accelerating the energy transition with vigor, inspiration and great enthusiasm. The NVDE represents thousands of member companies in the renewable energy sector.


NVDE consists of a cozy, professional team of 16 people, including four on the communications team. The communication and lobbying strategies are strongly intertwined.


We are looking for an enthusiastic wo or hbo student, with knowledge in the field of communication and public affairs. You have an above average interest in sustainability. You are curious and can think along about the communication and lobby strategy and apply it in practice. You like to write short, catchy texts and are at home in social media. You are a social person, who easily makes contacts, is independent and looks critically at context. The internship starts from September 2023, for two to five days a week, for two to six months.


At NVDE, you will gain experience in a wide range of communication and lobbying tasks:

  • Writing text for the newsletters
  • Contributing to the social media strategy
  • Thinking along about framing, imagery and infographics
  • Collaborate on joint lobbying initiatives with groups of companies
  • Strengthening the website
  • Help get renewable energy in the media often and positively.
  • Provide media and event support


We believe it is important that, in addition to executive duties, you dare to think along at a strategic level about our lobbying and communication strategy: how do we get NVDE's views into the spotlight with politicians? How do we ensure that a motion is passed, and does this require a social media campaign, or an opinion piece in the newspaper? 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 social media campaign or a podcast series? Once a specific strategy is chosen, you may also execute it yourself. With us, you get a lot of responsibility. The division of tasks in consultation. There is also room to do any (graduate) research.


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 attention. Because with us you are an important part of the team, and not just a coffee shop worker, you can reach a lot of people and bring about change with your efforts. In addition, after your internship, you'll have gained hands-on experience of communications tasks across the spectrum: from devising and executing online campaigns to forging a coalition of businesses. You'll 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 already on Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • clairetielens@nvde.nl
  • 1-9-2023
  • 31-1-2024
  • 15-8-2023
  • You contribute to SDG 7: affordable and sustainable energy, and SDG 13: climate action

  • 16-40 hours a week
  • yes