Internship coordination - RCMC

Internship coordination

Start September 2019

We are looking for an intern to support the RCMC coordination and event planning.

Internship Assignment

This internship provides the opportunity to see first-hand the inner workings of the Research Center for Material Culture, as well as creatively participate in the organization and execution of programs and events alongside staff members. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the coordinator and to learn to organize and implement all aspects of successful coordination and event planning and execution, including:

  • Learn about the process of proposing, planning and implementing research projects and events within a large museum organization.
  • Provide support and create timelines, execute key event logistics during the weeks leading up to and on the day off the event.
  • Attend and assist in the execution of the events.
  • Help to create and develop event materials for our online media (Facebook, Twitter and website). Give feedback for the design of promotional items for the events.
  • Research and write for internal and external purposes (for example a blog for the website).
  • Create debrief reports post-events to share with key stakeholders.
  • Organize and finalize hotel and travel accommodations for speakers.
  • Learn to work with The Museum System (TMS).


  • commitment to and interest in our research, programs and events
  • strong communication, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • ability to prioritize and multitask
  • creative thinker and researcher
  • motivated and able to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • strong writing and proofreading skills
  • social media savvy
  • keen attention to detail is required
  • able to problem solve and show flexibility around days leading to an event
  • professionalism and positive attitude

The perfect addition to our team will have solid organisational skills and should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Creative collaboration, outside of the box thinking, enthusiasm and being self-starting by nature are key assets to the team.

Interns should

  • be registered as a MA student or PhD researcher throughout the internship period (in exceptional circumstances we accept advanced Bachelors students)
  • have an excellent command of Dutch and English, both orally and in written form
  • have an affinity for museums, art, culture and research


The intern will work mainly at the office in Leiden. This 4/5-month internship will start in September or October 2019. 

Information on our internship program is available on our website.

If you have questions concerning this internship you can contact Ninja Rijnks-Kleikamp:
Email address:
Phone number: +31(0)88 0042 853

If you are interested in this vacancy you can apply by sending your cover letter and cv to before May 31th, 2019.
For this internship we prefer applications in Dutch. We also do accept applications in English.