Job Posting

🚨 HIRING ALERT! 🚨 Design & Communications Intern

Ready to make your first steps in driving digital transformation in society? Come aboard!

We are looking for someone who will help us to skyrocket our message into the wide, wide world. And by that… we really mean THE WORLD! Our community and operations span 5 continents. We work with partners across the globe: from Japan, to India, Ghana, Brazil, the US and closer to home in France, the UK and the Netherlands (to name just a few 🌎).

This will be in the form of a full-time internship in Amsterdam & online. And who knows what next?

👋 Nice to meet you:


That’s what Digital Society School is all about. We want to drive that forward. So we make sure that our partners understand this and have what they need to make that much needed transformation happen:

we design, test and develop products & services to support sustainable transformation;
we train the professionals & C-suites of tomorrow to tackle systemic change;
we organise events, masterclasses and courses on sustainability, ethical technology, diversity & inclusion; things like the Global Goals Jam;
we work with partners across the professional spectrum: ING, Heineken, Johan Cruijf Arena, GGD, UNCHR and more!

🧠 Team:

You’ll be working as part of the Instruments Team, our comms, design & tech gurus. That doesn’t mean your creativity will be siloed, though! From this team, you will be collaborating with our colleagues across all the DSS teams.

🧑‍💻 ⚒️ What you’ll be doing:

recording and producing podcasts, infomercials and promotional videos in close collaboration with Digital Society School project teams;
helping organise online events such as masterclasses, MOOCs and conferences/exhibitions and produce materials for them;
designing and optimizing our mobile-friendly social media content and communications;
creating eye-catching marketing collateral together with our comms and project teams;
helping deliver inspiring content on our websites and other communication channels;

🔎 ✨ You are:

a hands-on, getting things done type of person who is able to take initiative and bring refreshing ideas to the table;
able to work with the Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop, PremierePro/After Effects, Illustrator), Sketch;
can work with both moving image, still image and with text;
love staying up to date with the latest trends in design, culture, society;
eager and always looking to improve brand performance through your work; there’s always room for better;
a team player, you like meeting new people and working closely with others on a shared goal
are able to communicate in English with a diverse and international team
ideally a media/communications/design student in a university of applied sciences (HBO level) or similar, but it’s not a must.

💎 What we offer:

a 20-week internship part of a diverse team of experts in the heart of Amsterdam;
a €350,-/month internship stipend;
learning opportunities to expand your skills set, mindset and go beyond your comfort zone. You’ll get access to all Digital Society School courses, trainings & workshops;
coaching & mentorship from one of our experienced designers (complete with a personalised development plan);
access to our fabulous office in the heart of Amsterdam @ Marineterrein (bring your swimsuit!) AND to HvA campus facilities across the city;
access to the tech, VR/AR, or A/V equipment you’ll need to work your magic!

⏰ Starting date: in consultation

📨 Contact:

For questions about the internship work, you can reach out to:

Nicoleta Pana
Instrument Designer

For questions about the internship procedure, you can reach out to:

Jeroen Groeneveld
Talent & Process coordinator


🚀 Ready to start?

Send us your CV, portfolio and a 1-page motivation letter at

Deadline: 28 September 2020