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Vacancy: Project Intern

The Young Diplomat (YD) is looking for one project intern

(12 - 20 hours/week)

Application deadline: 17th of August

Starting date: 1st of September 2023

End date: 22nd of December 2023


The YD is a project organisation operating worldwide in providing training and consultancy in relation to negotiation and diplomacy. The Young Diplomat is a young and growing organisation, founded in 2018. International negotiation is a corner stone of foreign policy and affairs. The field of international politics, European affairs and public institutions can be complex. Especially where business and public governance come together. Our experts work in the field of public and private negotiations, specifically where these meet each other. The Young Diplomat provides training and consultancy in preparing, strategising and carrying out negotiations as well as implementation and follow up of agreements. Our mission is to ensure you can achieve your goals through a smooth negotiation process where all parties benefit.


​You will:

  • be responsible, together with a project manager, for the implementation of the MENA Diplomats program (introducing diplomats to the Netherlands), and other small scale projects;

  • be supportive to the organisation in any new project applications and acquisition;

  • support the project managers and organisation in drafting reports for the projects;

  • help develop and design new training programs or further develop existing ones;

  • support the development of the presence and out reach of the Young Diplomat on social media and other media channels;

  • support the team in any day to day affairs that might be necessary.

We seek:

  • somebody who lives in or around The Hague (this is a hard requirement);

  • somebody who is available on the specific dates of the 5th of September, the 17th of October and the 16th of November (this is a hard requirement), but also during other events;

  • a junior, senior, or graduate student currently enrolled in an educational program (any type of program is welcomed);

  • an interest in Project Management;

  • prior work experience in coordinating or managing projects is preferred;

  • have an academic level of written and verbal communication skills;

  • strong interpersonal skills to actively listen, communicate in ways that foster trust and show flexibility;

  • team spirit and the ability to work with a group of diverse people, provide recognition and reward;

  • ability to work in a fast-paced, self-directed environment under deadline pressures;

  • ability to manage own workload independently, multi-task, and prioritise effectively;

  • demonstrate leadership, diplomacy, and motivational skills;

  • solid organisational skills including attention to detail, research, and multitasking skills;

  • high computer literacy;

  • perform other project management related task and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

We offer:

  • Compensation based on project values (depending on the projects yields we are able to offer compensation);

  • An international team of highly motivated colleagues with diverse fields of expertise;

  • A wide network of inspiring people and partner organisations all over the world;

  • Unique and high level working environments;

  • A flexible work spot at the Humanity HUB in The Hague;

  • Invitations to socials and events at the Humanity HUB and other organisations in The Hague.

How to apply:

  1. send us a motivational statement in which you explain how an internship with the Young Diplomat will contribute to your professional development and your future career goals (max 400 words);

  2. send us your resume highlighting relevant experience, your current educational program and any skills that are relevant but also fun to know about;

  3. send these two by email to and in the email give a short introduction of 100 words about yourself, tell us something funny, different or something you are proud of that you have achieved.

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