ELIA: Events Intern

ELIA in Amsterdam is looking for an Events Intern for 32 hours per week | Vacancy for a Learning Opportunity, Internship | Deadline: 15-08-2022

ELIA is a globally connected European network that provides a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education. With over 260 members in 48 countries, it represents over 300.000 students in all arts disciplines. The cross-disciplinary quality makes ELIA unique as a network. ELIA advocates for higher arts education by empowering and creating new opportunities for its members, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and working towards social justice models of practice. ELIA collaborates with partner networks around the world.

Events Intern

32 hours hours per week

The events intern will assist the ELIA conference manager and the ELIA team with:

  • Supporting the logistics, production and registration efforts for the upcoming ELIA events, especially for ELIA’s largest event – ELIA Biennial Conference 2022;
  • Supporting the communication activities regarding the ELIA events;
  • Assisting with events’ programme planning;
  • Preparation of events’ materials (mostly digital);
  • Coordination of (post)event documentation.


  • Higher education qualification in Events Management or similar;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Ability to effectively communicate and liaise with different groups and cultures;
  • Working user knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Basic knowledge of video conferencing tools and video production;
  • Video-editing skills;
  • Good technical and IT skills;
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, well-organised, efficient;
  • Experiences and knowledge about event marketing and event communications are preferable.

What ELIA offers:

  • A great professional opportunity filled with challenges and responsibility;
  • Hands-on experience;
  • A monthly internship allowance;
  • A unique opportunity to learn about the future of the events industry;
  • Fun colleagues and a workplace in Amsterdam in a creative and inspiring workspace with the possibility to combine with remote working;
  • A trip to Helsinki for the ELIA Biennial Conference 2022;
  • The opportunity to build an international network in the arts, culture and education sectors.

Application Procedure
Please apply in English by e-mail, enclosing a CV and motivation letter to Janja Ferenc, ELIA conference manager at janja.ferenc@elia-artschools.org by Monday 15 August 2022.

Interviews will take place in the week of 22 August 2022, on Zoom.

ELIA strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating an inclusive, supportive environment for a team from diverse communities, and cultural backgrounds.

NB: living in Amsterdam is very expensive and accommodation can be hard to find. Please consider this when applying from outside The Netherlands.


More information about our organisation: see our website.