Event Management Internship in The Netherlands


Gain hands-on event management experience in the context of a volunteer organization.

This internship is a great opportunity to develop event management skills whilst experiencing life in the bustling, colorful city of Amsterdam. You’ll play an important role supporting corporate volunteering projects and helping to bring communities closer together.

This organization provides an innovative service for the city. It supplies local community-led volunteer initiatives with volunteer workers. Simultaneously, it provides big businesses and corporations with team-building events in the form of volunteer activities. They believe volunteering is not only a great way to give back to the community, but can also help maintain a happy healthy atmosphere in the workplace.

This is a multi-faceted project with a vast network of volunteering initiatives and many ongoing projects, so interns can expect a great variety of work. You’ll work closely with project managers to organize, coordinate, and execute volunteer projects, corporate team building activities, impact days and a range of other events.

Learning objectives:

  • Secure hands on experience in event management
  • Develop skills in project management, event planning, and professional communication
  • Build a portfolio of planned volunteering events
  • Gain insight into ngo management


Serve the City Amsterdam is part of a global movement of volunteers with the uniting goal to show kindness and caring to people across the world. Their Amsterdam branch is the city’s largest initiative of volunteer programs. With links to homeless shelters, refugee centers, orphanages, urban-greening efforts, and hostels for victims of abuse, they work in part to supply and coordinate a workforce of volunteers to goodwill projects, and in part to provide a connecting nexus between like-minded volunteers throughout the city.

Through their initiative Serve the City at Work, they organize customized team building events, workshops, and impact days for organizations as well as allowing them access to their vast network of volunteer initiatives around the city. Their volunteer activities include home visits for the elderly and disabled, grocery shopping and delivery, transportation, companionships, soup kitchens, and litter-picking.


As an intern, you’ll gain access to a vast network of volunteering activities through contributing to ongoing projects, regular events, and volunteering programs. This could be anything from cooking at homeless shelters, helping at petting farms, to taking the elderly on a walk, to litter picks.


  • Planning, organizing and executing corporate volunteering events
  • Coordinate schedules with local non-profit organizations and corporate companies
  • Guide corporate employees through volunteering events
  • Develop and maintain relationships with corporate organizations, community leaders, volunteering organizations and volunteers
  • Creating and distributing promotional and informative material such as brochures, emails, and online content
  • Assist with general administrative tasks such as handling invoices, keeping track of ongoing projects, and scheduling appointments.
  • Attending and participating in various volunteering events


  • Ideally an EU citizen or have a pre-arranged study/work visa to allow for a duration of more than 3 months
  • Preference given to candidates with availability up to 6 months
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in project coordination is preferable
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
  • Robust social skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for volunteer work and community projects


Fee Breakdown

Internship start and end dates are flexible and will be discussed with your during the selection process.

What you’ll pay (2024 rates)

Placement fee USD 600


  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously.
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes.
  • An academic internship eligible for university credit. Check with your university to confirm if this internship qualifies for credit or alternatively we can assist you with purchasing transfer credits.
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your stay
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship


  • Flights to Amsterdam
  • Visa and medical/travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Accommodation & meals
  • Transport to the office
  • Drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities


Some of our most commonly asked questions for programs in Netherlands.

What can I expect from an internship in the Netherlands?

You can expect to gain hands-on experience in various aspects of social work, depending on your preferred internship. The Dutch emphasis on work-life balance will provide you with a supportive and inclusive work culture. Also, your time in the Netherlands will allow you to explore charming cities, historic sites, and efficient public transportation systems, enhancing your understanding of European culture and broadening your international perspective.

Will my lodging be arranged for the internship?

No, you’ll be responsible for your accommodation during your internship. We can offer suggestions, but we are not able to guarantee any housing arrangements.

Am I able to get university credit for an internship in the Netherlands?

Yes, but your university supervisor must approve this prior to your offer acceptance. You can purchase transfer credits if you’d like to supplement your internship experience.

Will I have time to explore the country during my internship?

Yes, you’ll be able to travel by train (a bonus of interning in Europe) to explore the country and those surrounding! Just make sure you request time off before embarking on any trips.


LOCATION: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
TASK FOCUS: Event Coordination, Planning, Communications
LENGTH: Min. 6 Months


  • Gain hands-on experience event management in a nonprofit context
  • Attain in-depth insight into ngo management
  • Work at center of a city-wide network of volunteer activity
  • Live and work in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Secure international work experience in the nonprofit sector


If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:


Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.



We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.


If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.


If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.


Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!


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