Marketing & Fundraising Intern (Dutch Fluency Required)

United Way the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Skill Required:, FundraisingHR and AdminMedia and CommunicationResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th August, 2019

Job Description

About United Way:

United Way is the #1 privately funded non-profit organisation in the world.

Through our independent offices in nearly 1800 communities in more than 40 countries, we make it our mission to improve lives by mobilising the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. We bring together organisations, families and resources required to create such opportunities of better lives for all.

United Way the Netherlands was founded on 14 December 2018 to create a lasting, positive change in local Dutch communities.

Its broad aim is to help families achieve their potential through successful integration of vulnerable refugees and financial stability for adolescent youth.

About the Role:

United Way the Netherlands is looking to expand its team with highly motivated, talented and capable staff.

As Marketing & Fundraising Intern, your role, under the guidance of the UW-NL team, will focus on developing, managing and creating content for the various UW-NL social media accounts. Furthermore, you will be able to contribute to UW-NL fundraising activities such as proposal writing and grant applications. You will also be able to contribute to other areas of the UW-NL organisation based on your personal skills, interests and motivation.


  • Development and management of UW-NL social media accounts
  • Creation of social media strategies and content
  • Contribution to UW-NL fundraising documents and activities
  • Website Content Development
  • Administrative tasks such as meeting coordination and organisation, note-taking etc.
  • Desk research related to UW-NL projects
  • Any other activities specified by senior management or supervisors.

Desired Competencies & Qualifications:

  • Excellent Dutch & English oral and written skills are required.
  • A holder of (or enrolled in) at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Marketing, Business, Economics, Development Studies etc.).
  • Excellent Social Media skills (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) are required.
  • Experience in social media outreach and marketing for an international organisation or company is strongly desirable.
  • Commitment to the United Way mission & vision.
  • Independent, hands-on, self-starter with an ability to think outside the box.
  • Strong team player with strong intercultural communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, entrepreneurial and creative, with an ability to take ownership of work and prioritise and manage tasks.
  • Strong interest and knowledge of international development and philanthropy is an asset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
  • Strong willingness to learn

What we offer:

  • A position in a dynamic and rapidly expanding organisation within the network of the world’s largest privately funded NGO.
  • A workplace that stimulates your own personal development with genuine responsibility, with plenty of room for your own ideas and initiatives, learning and professional growth.
  • Access to United Way’s extensive network, granting you networking opportunities to further your personal career ambitions.


We are looking for a highly motivated and results oriented student or graduate (at least BA/BSc Degree) to join our Amsterdam based team starting in September 2019, committing to a maximum of 3 days a week for a minimum of 3 months. Working hours (and location) are extremely flexible based on other commitments you may have.


This is an incredible opportunity for you to gain experience at the largest international NGO in the world. You will gain practical, hands-on experience and knowledge, you will also have the opportunity to meet and cooperate with our partners and expand your personal network.

Additionally, a monthly volunteer/internship allowance will be paid.


Please send a CV and motivation letter along with three references to before the 15th of August 2019.

If selected for the second round of the application process, a writing assignment will be conducted (in Dutch), followed by a face to face interview.

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