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Social Media Intern

Posted 11 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
€500 per month
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)
Duration (minimum)
Start date
1 September 2024
21 Jul 2024 00:00

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“Launch your career in International Development”

Are you a passionate student eager to make a real impact? Do you want hands-on experience in Digital Marketing while contributing to international development? An internship with SNV's Global Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs Team could be the perfect opportunity for you!

  • Location: Netherlands/The Hague (hybrid work is possible)
  • Duration: 6 months (Visa not sponsored by SNV)
  • Contract type: Internship with 32-40 hours work per week
  • Expected start date: Asap

To be considered for this role, you need to be enrolled in an accredited EU Education Institution

We are SNV

SNV is a global development partner, deeply rooted in the countries where we operate. We are driven by a vision of a better world: A world where across every society all people live with dignity and have equitable opportunities to thrive sustainably. To make this vision a reality, we need transformations in vital agri-food, energy, and water systems. SNV contributes by strengthening capacities and catalysing partnerships in these sectors. We help strengthen institutions and effective governance, reduce gender inequalities and barriers to social inclusion, and enable adaptation and mitigation to the climate and biodiversity crises.

Building on 60 years of experience we support our partners with our technical and process expertise and methodological rigour. We do this in more than 20 countries in Africa and Asia with a team of approximately 1,600 colleagues. By being adaptable and tailoring our approaches to these different contexts, we can contribute to impact at scale, resulting in more equitable lives for all.

For more information on SNV, please refer to our website:

Your role with SNV

As our Social Media Intern, you will be part of the dynamic Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs (MCPA) team. Reporting to our Digital Marketing Officer, you will support a variety of projects and tasks, mainly focused on creating social media content, engaging with our community, and gaining insights from these interactions.

During this internship, you will have the opportunity to provide input, work on creative communication initiatives, plan and create content for our global channels, scout social media for the best user-generated content, and help the team develop the next big idea for effective communications initiatives.

Besides managing our content calendar, you will also engage with our social media community, responding to messages, and ensuring that our audience feels valued and heard. By interacting with our audiences, you will gain valuable insights into their thoughts and opinions, which you can then use to make decisions about the content you create.

We will also be looking to you to help us collect and analyse performance and behavioural data to help us drive improvements. You will have your day-to-day tasks, but each day will bring new and exciting projects and the potential to learn and co-create with our team.

The main responsibilities for you as the Social Media Intern will depend on the learning objectives that we will discuss with you at the beginning of the internship. However, they are likely to include the following:

  • Managing of our global social media content calendar.
  • Generating ideas for innovative social communication initiatives (incl. A/B testing) to build reach and engagement.
  • Participating in brainstorming for new content ideas.
  • Creating engaging content for LinkedIn, X, and YouTube (think posts, carousels, infographics, videos).
  • Daily monitoring of our digital space, responding to comments, messages, and queries on our social media channels.
  • Researching emerging trends in social and digital media content that our social channels can leverage.
  • Identifying stakeholders, partners, donors, beneficiaries, and colleagues who could be potential content contributors and/or SNV ambassadors.
  • Helping analyse content metrics to inform and report on initiatives.

We're looking for a passionate student who:

  • Is enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program at an accredited EU university, focusing on Digital Marketing, Communications, or related fields. Other fields will be considered if you can demonstrate social media affinity in other experiences.
  • Has a passion for learning about and making a difference in the international development sector.
  • Has experience with social media and digital marketing tools such as Canva, Hootsuite, YouTube Studio, Google Analytics, etc. (preferred).
  • Is interested in storytelling, with a visual eye and experience in digital content creation, graphic design, and/or videography/video editing.
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages and content to specific audiences.
  • Has a quality-focused and proactive approach to work, and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Is creative, innovative, and a team player, enthusiastic about co-creating and co-building together, with high levels of self-motivation.
  • Is fluent in English, both written and spoken; knowledge of French is an advantage.

Our offer to you

SNV offers a hands-on and dynamic internship providing a valuable learning experience while supporting an enthusiastic team at our head office in The Hague. This internship includes:

  • Invaluable experience in the development sector through real-world tasks and projects.
  • Mentorship from experienced professionals in a dynamic team environment.
  • Skill development in Digital Marketing, Communication, and international collaboration.
  • Opportunities to contribute to impactful work that makes a difference.
  • A diverse and stimulating work environment with opportunities to co-create, build, and innovate.
  • International experience working with colleagues from around the world.
  • An internship duration of 6 months, 32-40 hours a week (4-5 days).
  • A monthly allowance of €500, plus reimbursement of public transport costs (if you cannot use the public transport student card).

How to Apply

We encourage enthusiastic students to apply! Submit your CV and a motivation letter (including details below) in English before/on 21th of July 2024.

To ensure a smooth review process, we'd like to confirm a few details about your candidacy.

  • This internship is open to students enrolled in an accredited EU University for the entire internship period. Can you confirm your enrolment and provide your expected graduation date?
  • Is this internship a requirement for your studies?
  • What are your expected internship duration and your available hours per week?
  • What are your learning objectives for this internship?

We value candidates who can share their goals and how this internship aligns with their academic journey. Answering these questions will help us assess if you're a good fit for this internship.

SNV is a mission-driven global development partner working across Africa and
Asia. Our mission is to strengthen capacities and catalyse partnerships that
transform the agri-food, energy, and water systems, which enable sustainable
and more equitable lives for all

Non-profit & Charity
Den Haag
Active in 23 countries
150 employees
40% men - 60% women
Average age is 40 years