View Vacancy – Intern Project Manager (NLD20.384)

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)


Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption.

The British Embassy in The Hague is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is looking for an intern for the role of Intern Project Manager to work within the Department for International Trade (DIT) team. The intern will mainly support DIT’s Trade Team.

The Department for International Trade supports both UK companies to trade internationally (trade team) and foreign companies looking to establish or expand operations in the UK (investment team) through the provision of tailored information and guidance. Based in the Hague, DIT Netherlands helps Dutch companies invest in the UK and British companies export to the Netherlands. The role offers both an excellent learning platform and an opportunity to make a very meaningful contribution to the teams core objectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the trade team in the delivery of services to British exporters. This may include market research by sector, competitive analyses, research company profiles and cold calling
  • Prioritize and respond appropriately to all communications, including requests for information and first-time inquiries. Ensure that all client management activities are excecuted in a timely and effective manner.
  • Assist with the preparation and organisation of outward and inward (online) trade missions, (online) bilateral policy engagements, webinars and other events.
  • Support the DIT Netherlands team with other day to day activities, such as operational support at Embassy-wide events and pre-meeting briefings.

The  job description is subject to changes and may evolve over time and in response to changing circumstances.  The role exists as part of a team and all staff are expected to be flexible in supporting colleagues, particularly at busy times.

The internship offers a great opportunity for a talented and highly motivated individual to gain insight into the international business environment, with direct exposure to the workings of an important bilateral Embassy.

Working together with a team of experienced Trade & Investment advisers, the role offers the opportunity to make a real impact.

This role is open to someone that is:

  • Currently undertaking studies in a higher education institution based in the Netherlands.
  • A good communicator, with proficiency in spoken and written English (mandatory) and Dutch (desirable).

Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering at Pace

4 October 2020


Part-Time, Temporary, Intern


Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia


The Hague

British Embassy



15 November 2020

15 May 2021

The successful candidate will be offered a six months internship. The duration of the internship allows for some flexibility to take into account specific demands which may be set by Dutch or British higher education institutions.

Interns receive a flat compensation rate of € 400 per month based on a 20 hour week.

The successful candidate will be offered the internship subject to successful professional background check, as well security clearance by the relevant Dutch and / or British authorities.

The British Embassy promotes and demonstrates the key values of Professionalism, Respect and Honesty.

Additional Information (due to Covid 19):

  • You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign and we are working hard to minimise any disruption

  • Interviews will be done remotely if the existing situation determines this to be the right course of action

  • Starting date may be delayed depending on circumstances at the time and it will be agreed with the selected candidate.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

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