Operations Internship

Country: Netherlands
Organization: Transition International
Closing date: 10 Jun 2021

The internship is due to start as soon as possible.

Transition International (TI) is a Dutch consultancy firm with a network of senior consultants around the world. TI assists governments, international agencies, NGOs, businesses and knowledge institutions with assistance and advice in the process from conflict to peace. We are guided by the ambition to contribute to a peaceful and more secure world, see our website: www.transitioninternational.com.

We have an exciting opportunity for a pro-active and results-orientated go-getter, with eye for detail and who likes working in an international environment. The internship will be six months. There is a likelihood, in case of outstanding performance, to obtain a professional post before the internship is over. The intern will have the opportunity to develop their skills, gain practical work experience, and familiarise themselves with the multidimensionality of the development and peacebuilding field. You will support the director and the TI team around the world to function effectively. You will equally work closely with TIs controller (on finances).

The following tasks are part of this position:

  • In project management: support planning, monitoring and financial control of projects, drafting of budgets for proposals, draw up contracts, formatting of reports to TI standards
  • In communications: support updating website and social media, production of newsletter, communications with consultants and clients
  • In logistics: operational logistics for the project staff like travel, visas, hotels reservations and other support
  • In office management: ordering supplies, ensuring the office remains in functional state, posting letters, printing, administration and documentation and ensuring a positive energy


  • Level HBO or higher education, in project management, business management, finance, direction secretariat or relevant working experience
  • Fluency in English, working level French and/or Dutch is considered an advantage
  • Experience with international organisations
  • Driving license B

Core skill set:

  • Professional knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Multi-tasking and optimism
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Passion for international development is a plus

Ability (and visa) to live and work in the south of the Netherlands for a period of at least six months.

TI offers an informal, innovative and dynamic learning environment, with great learning opportunities and a strong team spirit, with respect for all. Housing and lunch are provided at the office against a small fee. No payments will be made under this contract.

Please note that all interns must have a functioning, working Windows laptop. Due to compatibility issues, we cannot accept Apple devices.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to: operations@transitioninternational.com

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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