ELIA: Communications Intern

ELIA in Amsterdam is looking for a Communications Intern for 32 hours per week | Vacancy for a Learning opportunity, Internship | Deadline: 03-07-2024

Organisation profile  ELIA is a globally connected European network of art schools that provides a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education. With over 285 members in 54 countries, it represents over 350,000 students in all art disciplines.  Advocating for higher arts education, ELIA empowers and creates new opportunities for its members while also collaborating with partner networks around the world.

ELIA Communications Team is looking for a

Communications Intern

32 hours per week

Job Description
This is an exciting opportunity for those passionate about the arts and communication. Be part of a dynamic team highly proficient in running ground-breaking events, advocating for arts education at European level and hosting relevant conversations and knowledge exchange with members of the higher arts education community.

ELIA is looking for a highly motivated intern to join the Communications Team. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in the arts and education sectors, excellent English writing skills, a marketing sensibility, social media savviness and preferably graphic design and/or media skills.

The Communications Intern must be able to work independently, think critically and work to tight deadlines.

The Communications Intern will assist the ELIA Team with:

  • Writing articles and case studies outlining the wonderfully impactful work of our members and projects .
  • Managing our social media schedule and content .
  • Editing and managing website copy.
  • Creating targeted social media posts and campaigns .
  • Developing marketing campaigns for the ELIA signature events .
  • Attending and documenting high profile events relevant to the arts education sector.
  • Liaising with external designers and agencies to create digital assets .
  • Create content and digital assets for the website and ELIA monthly newsletter .
  • Proof-reading .
  • Image selection and managing our Student Showcase.
  • Assisting the ELIA team to deliver high quality projects, events and resources which will benefit our members .


  • Higher education qualification in Communications, Journalism, Creative Writing, Marketing in the Cultural sector, Cultural 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 MS Office.
  • Media and graphic design skills are preferable but not essential .
  • Candidates should be creative-thinkers, self-motivated, well-organised .

What ELIA offers

  • A great professional opportunity filled with challenges and responsibility .
  • Access to a dynamic, active international network of arts education professionals .
  • The opportunity to advance your writing, communications and media skills .
  • A monthly internship compensation, based on the weekly hours agreed .
  • Travel compensation to and from the ELIA office (on in-office days) .
  • The chance to be part of a dynamic team working in the renowned creative hub, A-Lab in Amsterdam .
  • The opportunity to experience the workings of an international network in the arts, culture and education world at close hand.

Please apply in English by email, enclosing a CV and motivation letter to Derville Quigley, Communications Manager, at derville.quigley@elia-artschools.org.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 3 July 2024.

Interviews will take place during the following two weeks.

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. Candidates must have a valid work permit for the Netherlands (according to Dutch Labour Law).

Apply now!

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

More information about the organisation: see our website.