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Vacancy: communication intern

We are looking for a communication intern to start this September. Read more about the role below:

Communication Internship (paid)

What does it involve?

The communications intern supports iii’s communication manager and iii’s agency coordinator. The intern will help iii connect to audiences, program partners and media channels.

What we are looking for in an intern

The communications intern is a self organised, motivated and curious individual who would like to gain experience in the workings of an arts organisation, in particular in the Communication (PR) and Distribution (agency) departments. Relevant education or experience preferred in the fields of visual communication, copywriting, media & journalism, social media communication, cultural marketing, photography and videography.

Tasks include

– Creating original content for social media and/or the iii website
– Creating and editing documentation of iii’s program
– Maintenance of the agency and press databases
– Research into potential partner platforms (for the distribution of projects as well as press and promotion)
– Reading articles from a variety of journalists to ensure we are in communication with relevant platforms and writers, this is in both Dutch and English

Hours & payment

Approximately 6 hours per week over the course of 3 months. The internship period will be either connected to our Spring or Autumn program. For the duration of the internship we offer a (temporary) employee contract, where the payment will be based on the actual worked hours. The payment will be 10,80 euro per hour (the minimum wage per hour as of 2021), before income tax (the intern will need to declare the earnings in their income tax return and depending on their total annual income may need to pay tax).


iii is an artist-run association in which artists collaborate to realise their projects. Our mottos are “do it yourself but not alone” and “doers decide”. The purpose of iii is to enable each other to do what we love to do. This extends to everyone in the organisation, including interns.

Running a professional cultural organisation requires constant work, learning and development. As a self-managed artist organisation, this means that apart from developing our artistic practices, we also need to constantly develop our cooperative organisational skills. The fact that we are artists does not exempt us from the responsibilities of being good organisers.

Fair Practice is a fundamental value of our organisation. We believe that everyone should be paid at minimum a living wage for their work. Since 2021 we are able to offer paid internships within the organisational team of iii. We also know that we are receiving an amount of internship applications which exceeds the paid internships that we can offer. In some cases we are able to offer unpaid internships for educational purposes. In every case, it is fundamental that a fair exchange takes place. It is important that interns let us know their needs so that we can accomplish this.

Talent Development is also a core goal of our program. As an organisation that was founded by fresh arts graduates, we are committed to supporting the delicate transition between studies and profession. Internships are a vehicle to do this. An internship at iii can offer a view on how artists make a living in the field of Art, Science & Technology and how a cultural organisation is managed. We try to be as transparent as possible and we do our best to satisfy the curiosity of interns on these topics.

We look for the following qualities in members of our organisation, including interns:
– Dedication to own artistic practice
– Capacity to take initiative
– Desire to support others
– Professional attitude

For an overview of the broader values of our organisation please see this page:

Application process

Applications should contain:
– motivation letter (max 1 page)
– CV (max 2 pages)
– portfolio of relevant work

Please make sure to indicate:
– What you would like to learn from us, what experience would you like to gain
– What can you offer to us
– How does this relate to the communication internship
– How much time do you wish to dedicate to the internship and during which period

Please send your application to with subject line Communication Intern Application. We will be reviewing applications from August 10th so please allow time for us to respond.