Vacancy – Communication & Marketing Intern at LIBER

Posted: 13-07-2022

Do you love books and writing in the English language? And would you like to do your internship in a unique library setting in the international city of The Hague?

LIBER — Europe’s largest network of research libraries — has an exciting opportunity for an intern who is interested in non-profit communication as well as in topics relating to research/libraries/science/education, and who wants to be actively involved in engaging with our community.

Objectives and Timeframe

This internship is suitable for students based/registered in the Netherlands. The successful candidate will work with the LIBER team to help us reach the goals of our 2018-2022 Strategy and work towards communication on our new and upcoming Strategy (2023 – 2027).

The intern will also be engaged in a range of communication/marketing activities (social media, website support, mailing campaigns, video editing, etc.) as well as general network outreach.

As a result, the person will extensively learn about communication/marketing in the public sector. Support from the Communication Manager and other communication/marketing employees will be given to the intern.

Period: We aim to have an intern from August to December 2022. There is potential to continue working for us thereafter as well (depending on the applicant’s internship requirements). We are flexible about the overall duration of the internship. We also offer flexible working hours which suit your university/studying schedule and other commitments.

“My internship at LIBER gave me the opportunity to put the knowledge from my studies into practice and gain hands-on experience of social media management and content creation. Working for a European NGO like LIBER taught me valuable skills and gave me a clearer idea of what to expect after university. The internship was a great experience, and the many things I learned during my time at LIBER will definitely help me in my future career!”

— Bridget Schuiling, Student at Erasmus University in Rotterdam


  • Social Media: write and schedule posts for LIBER’s social media channels / brainstorm social media campaign ideas working with Comms Team;
  • Video editing: basic editing/cutting of webinars or videos and publishing on Youtube;
  • Website: create, edit and publish content on LIBER websites. Fix website ‘bugs’ and improve/enrich previously published news articles/pages.


  • Studying communication/marketing, or a demonstrated interest in communication/marketing within the public sector;
  • Native or fluent English speaker (with excellent written skills in the English language);
  • Able to work independently;
  • We can provide a laptop to use for the duration of the internship if need be.


You will be guided by LIBER’s communication team and occasionally by other team members. We work from our offices in The Hague twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and the rest of the week remotely.


An internship agreement will be drawn up together with the intern. This internship offers compensation of a maximum of 400 euros gross per month (depending on the number of hours available per week) for interns enrolled in a higher-education degree programme. In terms of practical experience, interns will gain first-hand knowledge of several communication/marketing tools and channels.

How to Apply

To apply, please contact LIBER’s Communication Manager, Elizabeth Bethlehem ( Please send a complete CV, motivation letter, and 2-3 samples of your written work (in English). Please use the subject: Comms Intern.



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