ELIA: Conference Intern

ELIA in Amsterdam is looking for a Conference Intern for 32 hours per week | Vacancy for a Learning opportunity, Internship | Deadline: 15-02-2023

ELIA is a globally connected European network that provides a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education. With more than 285 members in 52 countries, it represents over 350.000 students in all art disciplines. Its cross-disciplinary quality makes ELIA unique as a network. ELIA advocates for higher arts education by empowering and creating new opportunities for its members and facilitating the exchange of good practices. ELIA collaborates with partner networks around the world, and its office is based in Amsterdam.

Join a dynamic international team!

Conference Intern

32 hours per week. Duration: 4 months (start date: beginning of March 2023)

Job Description
Are you interested in developing online, hybrid and in-person events for the higher arts education sector? Would you like to experiment, support and co-create events for students, academic staff and leadership teams? ELIA is looking for a driven Intern to assist in a variety of tactical and logistical tasks associated with organising the upcoming ELIA events, online and physical. The Events Intern should have some experience in event management and an ability to work independently. Excellent organisational skills and a pro-active attitude are a must. Experiences with digital events and video production are preferred.

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 the ELIA Academy 2023;
  • 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;
  • Computer literate and 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 communication are a must.

What ELIA offers:

  • A great professional opportunity filled with challenges and responsibility;
  • A hands-on experience;
  • A worthy upgrade of your resume;
  • A monthly internship compensation;
  • A unique opportunity to learn about the future of events industry;
  • Fun colleagues and a workplace in Amsterdam in a creative and inspiring workspace with the possibility to work some of the hours remote;
  • A great international network in the arts, culture and education world.

Application Procedure
Please apply in English by e-mail, and address your CV and motivation letter to Janja Skerget (ELIA Conference Manager) at janja.skerget@elia-artschools.org by Wednesday 15 February 2023.

Interviews will take place on 20 February, on Zoom.

ELIA strives to be an equal opportunities employer and to see that the make-up of its staff is diverse and representative of society. ELIA welcomes applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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


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For more information about the organisation: see our website.