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Internship YEP Programmes

The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) has an opening for an enthusiastic intern to join the YEP team, preferably for four days a week for more than four months, starting as soon as possible (other options can be discussed). Would you like to gain experience while studying and working with the private sector, NGOs, research institutes and Governments bodies? Are you interested in a dynamic environment in which sustainability, entrepreneurship, politics and international cooperation go hand in hand? In this internship, you are sure to encounter all of these elements.

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Portrait of Solee vab Roon
Solee van Roon
Project Officer YEP Programmes


Young Expert Programmes (YEP Programmes), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, offers young Dutch professionals the chance to gain experience abroad, and young local professionals can take their first steps in an international working environment through Dutch organisations. YEP Programmes is carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership, the Netherlands Food Partnership and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

Please visit the YEP website: www.yepprogrammes.com to read more about what we do.


Within YEP Programmes, you are involved in facilitating communication for different target groups. During your internship, you will be working together in a dynamically composed team and with other NWP colleagues, based in our office in The Hague, and you will have frequent contact with organisations in the different sectors, ministries, and training bodies.

During your internship, you will be part of the selection committee with regard to new YEP proposals (providing feedback on applications for the YEP programme (for both organisations and Young Experts). Also, networking with/contacting (potential) partners and Young Experts, hosting and assisting the YEP training sessions, conducting interviews and optional some additional communication tasks will be part of your daily activities. In addition, you will be involved regularly be hosting business and social NWP events. In short, we invite you to become an all-round member of our team while focusing on your specific learning targets.

The YEP team is continuously working on improving this amazing programme. As an intern you are an important part of our team, and you will have the possibility to gain working experience and at the same time have the opportunity to attend the YEP trainings and work on your personal development.


We are looking for a hard-working, open minded intern with excellent communication skills to support us in varied assignments.

Applicants must be living in the Netherlands and studying at a Dutch institute.

What we want:

  • Relevant field of study like ‘international development studies’ or any water, agrofood, or energy related studies, or communication related studies.
  • International development/affinity with Water, Agrofood and Energy sector.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Dutch.
  • A broad interest in all facets of the Water, Agrofood and Energy sector and the SDG’s (knowledge on climate action / SDG-13 is considered as an asset).
  • The ambition to have a focus on / or an existing network in Northern Africa, the Sahel region or the Middle East.
  • Good social skills, environmental awareness / organisational sensitivity and representativity.
  • A stress-resistant, pro-active, and flexible work attitude.

What we offer:

  • An internship of preferably 4 days a week (for at least 4 to 6 months).
  • A placement fee based on training and time commitment.
  • The opportunity to participate in YEP trainings.
  • A unique position to broaden your network, national as well as international, with organisations in the water, agrofood and energy sector.
  • Above all, a challenging and innovative learning environment, where initiative is appreciated!


Interested? Send your motivation letter and CV to info@yepprogrammes.com.