Internship in communication and media

About the job

OpenGeoHub Foundation is looking for a new Communications and Media intern to join our team in Wageningen (Netherlands). Want to help create a young, dynamic and innovative research foundation to shape a more sustainable, informed and just planet? If yes, then join us!
The internship will start on  January 10th, 2022. An internship period of six months is highly preferred, although shorter periods can be discussed. This is a paid position.

This internship will offer you the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and international organisation, where you will work on different topics such as health and science communication, data science and geospatial technology, land, water and soil management.

We promise this is not one of those ‘get coffee and copy some papers’ internships: at OpenGeoHub you will be an active part of our small team of professionals in a fast-paced environment. As the Communications and Media intern, you will actively assist us in the development and execution of communication materials for international research projects, media production and publications, and communication strategies.

About OpenGeoHub Foundation

We are a small non-profit research foundation empowering forward-thinking organizations and businesses to build a sustainable, just and thriving planet. We are especially good at using Machine Learning and Geo-computations, producing and sharing harmonized, open-source and innovative geospatial data for the design of water, soil and land management and restoration.

As defenders of open data & reproducible science, we dream of supporting real-time global-scale monitoring of soil & other land systems. In 2018 OpenGeoHub Foundation reached a major milestone, releasing a web tool called, envisaged as “OpenStreetMap for land-related environment data”.

Why open source? We believe that accessible and reproducible data enable researchers and scientists from around the globe to collaborate freely and create broader and more complete solutions to all these problems, providing them with the skills to support and advise policy-makers with more comprehensive information of the challenges ahead.

We are also proud to organize and host educational activities to encourage and connect young researchers, and most of all, to create a more inclusive scientific world!  Every year, since 2007, OGH organizes and hosts the OpenGeoHub Summer School, a five-day event rich in lectures, workshops and social activities to help young researchers improve their programming skills, connect them with peer networks, and to encourage them to make their research more open and reproducible. We aim especially at empowering researchers from under-represented groups (e.g. those from ODA recipient countries and female researchers.)


About your role

You will be responsible for and assist the communication officer in:

  • Assisting in the creation and publication of communication and dissemination materials for the project Monitoring Outbreak diseases for Disease surveillance in a data science context (, including newsletters, blog articles, social media posts, video and graphic content;
  • Assisting in the organization of monthly science webinars and interviews, and in the post-production process (video-editing);
  • Helping with organizing and logistics of online and hybrid events, such as project meetings and conferences; this will include activities in person (possibility to travel), video recording of lectures and interviews using professional equipment;
  • Updating and maintaining the social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and websites through our CMSs (WordPress);
  • Proofreading articles, papers, (PowerPoint) presentations and reports;
  • Supporting the communication team in media monitoring and the communication strategy.

The application deadline is December 1st; the internship start date is January 10th 2022 (negotiable).

What we expect from you

  • an excellent verbal and written command of the English language; other languages are a plus (especially French). OGH works with international partners and is an international organisation itself;
  • in pursuit of a degree in communication, graphic design, marketing, PR and media or similar;
  • proof of enrollment; 
  • proven interest in the field of geospatial data and environmental science, nature, health, and/or climate, and of course in science communication;
  • experience with the production of written content for the website and social media, and/or graphic design and video editing is highly desirable;
  • experience with Adobe PremierePro is highly desirable;
  • availability to work full time (38 hours) in our office in Wageningen (in presence);
  • availability to start on January 10th, 2022;
  • sensitivity to a neurodiverse environment;
  • enthusiasm and creativity!

We are looking for a creative and proactive person with care for details and able to respect deadlines. You will be guided by the Communications Officer, and work in close collaboration with project partners from all around Europe! You will also get your fair share of responsibilities and freedom: we are open to new ideas!


  • Candidates must be enrolled as a student during the entire duration of the internship and it must satisfy a formal requirement of their degree.  
  • Interns should be able to commit to working 38 hours a week in our Wageningen office.

What we offer:

  • An inspiring learning experience in a modern organization to refine your skills in communication;
  • Training in media production and a unique work experience for a Horizon-2020 project and other international projects;
  • Modern office space in Wageningen (the Netherlands) with free coffee&snacks;
  • Opportunity to learn and use video recording equipment;
  • Networking opportunities with international partners;
  • 38 hours contract/full time –  reference to Dutch rules;
  • Competitive monthly allowance (max €550).

Practical information

 Apply by filling this form ( it takes approximately 10 minutes). Here you can upload: 

  • curriculum vitae, including references with contact details and your availability;
  • Proof of enrollment valid for the entire duration of the internship;
  • Your institutional internship liaison (contact and brief procedure). 
  • Your motivation in which you show us:
    • Your motivation to work with us and your interest in science;
    • Some of your most relevant recent experiences;
    • Some examples of your work, linking to at least one written production (blog/article etc) and media production (any type).

You can decide on the presentation format yourself – be it a letter, a presentation, a video (with or without you in it) or anything else (please keep it short less is more! Max. 7 minutes).

For more information please visit or contact the Communications Officer

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