Comms intern CWTL

Communications Intern – Can’t Wait to Learn (CWtL)


First and foremost, you are passionate about working for an international organisation focused on children. You possess strong written and verbal skills and are eager to be immersed in the humanitarian aid sector. You are enthusiastic, results-driven and an all-rounder - as well as someone who can hit the ground running.

In this role you will support the Can’t Wait to Learn team, particularly in marketing and communications. This experience will bring you into contact with many different departments as well as colleagues in different countries. We are excited to welcome an aspiring communicator with an international development, management or communications background and a ‘can do’ attitude.

This internship offers a great and inspiring opportunity to learn more about international programming, the humanitarian aid sector and War Child’s mission to invest in a peaceful future for children affected by armed conflict.

War Child is a dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration, and self-initiative from employees. We follow the COVID-19 regulations of the government, which means that we currently work from home as much as possible. You will have a supportive team to help you learn and gain skills in development and humanitarian programming, as you will significantly contribute to our mission for children.

Your Challenge

You will provide support to the Can’t Wait to Learn Marketing and Communications Advisor and the Can’t Wait to Learn Programme Director. On a day-to-day basis this can be support in writing a social media post, planning communications, coordination tasks, documentation or administrative support. There is operational work to do, but you will also be involved in more strategic discussions. Obligations you may have in relation to your studies will be discussed with you to ensure that your time with War Child will benefit your start in the job market.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Communication Advisor in creating content for existing and potential partners, including presentations, booklets and guides.
  • Support in coordinating roll out of the new CWtL brand across all assets.
  • Contribute to creating compelling presentations and social media stories.
  • Support country offices with marketing and communications assets.
  • Develop online content and post these across multiple channels according to set formats.
  • Consolidate data through salesforce system.
  • Support internal communications of CWtL’s successes.
  • Support the communications planning and coordination across CWtL’s research, country and scaling, particularly the review of CWTLs Scaling Strategy and research findings to be released in 2023.
  • Support development and dissemination of content relating to War Child’s communications strategy (i.e. creating a sense of urgency and highlighting our innovative work).
  • Support with the team’s day-to-day communications, reporting, planning, documentation and administrative tasks.

Important Note: The tasks listed above can be flexible enough to be adapted to suit particular areas of study.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor or Master’s programme student, preferably specializing in international development, development studies, sociology, anthropology, communication, journalism, new media or digital culture.
  • Preferably knowledge of NGO and/or development or humanitarian sector.
  • Excellent command of English language, both spoken and written.
  • Ability to produce quality work outputs within agreed priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain contacts at different levels and be proactive in coordinating content with other internal and global departments.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills, can-do mentality
  • Independent and flexible.
  • Great team working skills.
  • Availability for 4-5 days a week
  • Eligible to work in EU.


This internship is for a period of minimum 5 - 6 months starting approx Feb 2023 for 4-5 days per week. As per War Child Intern Policy, fee will be €200 gross per month (based on 5 days).

Please note that an intern at War Child needs to be a registered student at a Dutch educational institution (HBO/university) for the duration of the internship.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting their CV (English, max 2 pages) and cover letter by 3rd February 2023 using the following hyperlink :

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War Child is an international organisation, and we are committed to be a diverse and inclusive employer, placing human and child rights at the centre of our existence and work. We hire our new colleagues based on their talents, competences and shared values; we do not distinguish them based on their age, gender and gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability etc.

The safety of children and youth is a paramount and essential to War Child’s work. War Child has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of abuse. To prevent placing children and youth at any risk this subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.


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