Design Works is looking for a Marketing & Communications intern

Are you looking for a varied internship in which you participate in various projects and make a contribution to social issues? Then we are looking for you!

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Published on 12 June 2022
Design Works is looking for a Marketing & Communications intern
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Introduction Dutch Design Foundation

Dutch Design Foundation is a dynamic and equal organisation consisting of ±30 permanent colleagues, with a flexible pool of ±35 closely involved freelancers. Design Works consists of the programmes World Design Embassies (WDE) and What if Lab. The team of WDE consists of six permanent colleagues, some of whom also work on What if Lab. We each work from our own expertise towards a common goal: to present a top programme, year-round and at DDW. As an intern, you will be the pivot of the WDE team, so you will mainly work from our office at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. In consultation, there is room for working from home.


The internship will mainly focus on the WDE programme. WDE organises various exhibitions, conferences and tours at Dutch Design Week (DDW). You will be working closely with your colleagues at DDW and will be working from the same office. You will get a direct look behind the scenes of one of the world’s biggest design festivals.

As an intern, you will help prepare, organise and realise the various means of communication for WDE in the run-up to the festival. For this, you will be in contact with your colleagues, freelancers, designers, journalists and more. You will learn to navigate the dynamic and sometimes hectic world of event management and organisation. During DDW, you will move between the Embassies, help with social media & content production, press enquiries, and the production and supervision of the tours and conferences, among other things. In the period after DDW, various projects are neatly completed and evaluated (tours, conferences) and others are started up (aftermovie, editorial content, press enquiries). During the work experience period, you and your manager decide what your strengths and qualities are best suited to.

Who we are looking for

  • Available as soon as possible/available from August
  • You have a good command of Dutch
  • You are a strong communicator
  • You can work independently
  • You believe in the power of design in solving social issues
  • You can easily switch between different projects
  • Knowledge and experience of Adobe design programmes is a plus
  • Experience with writing copy is a plus

What can you expect from us

  • A great place to learn where you get the space to develop yourself
  • Working with a team of enthusiastic colleagues
  • A lot of variety in projects
  • Internship allowance and travel allowance

If you are interested, send an e-mail with your CV and motivation to Julie Trienekens, Manager Marketing Communications & PR – Design Works:

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