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Communications Intern

Position: Communications Intern
Reporting to: Communications Officer and Head of Communications and Advocacy
Full-time: 36 hours per week
Location: Head office in Ede, Netherlands
Duration: 6 months
Preferable Start: ASAP

About Wetlands International

Wetlands International is a worldwide, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to safeguarding and restoring wetlands for people and nature. By safeguarding and managing wetlands better, we help to reconcile conflicts over water, reduce the risks and impacts of floods and droughts, meet future food needs and tackle climate change. Our organisation is made up of a network of 20 offices, with staff working around the world.

About the role

We’ve lost 64% of our wetlands since 1900, and much of the rest have been degraded. Nature that depends on freshwater is in a major decline. As wetland loss continues, people’s livelihoods suffer too. The demand for water, land and food increases and climate change intensifies. Wetlands are under pressure.

Do you want to be part of the only global organisation dedicated to tackling this issue? Then join us! As a Communications Intern you will be helping to communicate the urgent need to conserve wetlands. Through our website, social media, publications and events you will help raise the profile of wetlands on a global scale, ensuring our partners, governments and businesses take action for wetlands.


  • Maintain the Wetlands International website, including but not limited to editing and uploading content, providing support to staff across the network, troubleshooting technical issues
  • Support the rollout of a new website to our offices, including but not limited to uploading content, troubleshooting technical issues and liaising with the external web development company
  • Adding content to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube), including writing short, impactful messages to accompany content
  • Compile the monthly newsletter using MailChimp
  • Support the Communications Officer in coordinating the editing, design and printing of publications, including liaising with external designers and printers
  • Support the organisation of the Global Members and Stakeholders Meeting (this event takes place every four years and brings together our members and other important stakeholders to address the challenges and opportunities facing wetlands), including but not limited to promoting the event on social media
  • Support the Communications Officer in developing and building a global photo database
  • Design work including social media postcards, flyers and typesetting reports

Essential skills and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Media or related degree
  • Tech savvy (knowledge of WordPress, social media, MailChimp, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Able to work independently but also a team player
  • Excellent time management skills and highly organised
  • Creative and hands-on approach
  • Optimistic approach to tackling challenges
  • Native or near-native English speaker

How to apply

To apply, please contact [email protected]


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