Programme Assistant Internship

Transition International (TI), Landgraaf, Netherlands

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th December, 2016

Job Description

The internship is due to start 26th January 2016.

Transition International (TI) is a Netherlands-based, international
consultancy firm with a network of senior consultants around the world.
We specialise in tackling the challenges of transitions. We promote
change through knowledge development, training, and advisory services.
TI, while operating on a commercial basis, is a value-driven consultancy
firm. We are guided by the ambition to contribute to a peaceful and
more secure world, in which human dignity and our environment are both
respected and protected. We demonstrate this commitment and promote
these values in everything that we undertake. For more information,
please visit our website:

We have an interesting opening for an active and vibrant individual,
who wants to work in a high paced environment. The intern will have the
opportunity to develop their skills, gain practical work experience, and
familiarise themselves with the multidimensionality of the development
field. The programme assistant will provide administrative office
support to the director of TI and its staff and consultants. Below is a
broad description of activities to be undertaken over the course of the

The intern will:

  • Assist in identifying and writing tender documents;
  • Assist in the acquisition of new contracts;
  • Assist in writing and formatting reports;
  • Contribute to ongoing assignments in terms of conducting background
    research and literature reviews, analysing data, entering data and
    translating data in user-friendly formats;
  • Manage information and project cycles;
  • Prepare missions for the director and consultants in terms of travel, visas, flights etc.;
  • Contribute to the marketing of TI as a firm;
  • Prepare training materials;
  • Assist TI staff and consultants with ad hoc administrative tasks;
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, Bachelor’s degree is acceptable if the candidate has relevant work experience;
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluent in English and French;
  • A laptop running Windows (not Apple or Linux);
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • A driving license;
  • Ability to live and work in the Netherlands for a period of at least six months;

Core skill set:

  • Flexibility and adaptability to ever-changing needs and responsibilities;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Experience with data analysis and data entry;
  • Passion for international development;
  • Being committed to TI aims and values;
  • Experience with SPSS is desirable.

TI offers an informal, innovative and dynamic
learning environment. Free housing is provided at our intern flat in
Landgraaf (NL) and lunch is provided at the office. No payments will be
made under this contract.


Please be aware that non-EU citizens need a visa to stay more than 90
days in the Netherlands. Transition International is not in a position
to help the intern obtain a visa. As such, any non-EU candidate applying
for this position should be able to obtain a valid visa for 6 months.

Deadline for application: 5th December 2016

How to apply:
Please apply by sending your cover letter and cv to

We look forward to your applications.


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