EuroClio invites university students to apply for a traineeship position to enrich their knowledge with the practical experience of working for an international NGO in the field of history education. EuroClio accepts and considers applications for traineeships on a rolling basis. Interested? Send your CV and motivation letter to Eugenie Khatschatrian (Project Manager). Please indicate clearly in your application your right to work in the Netherlands (e.g. Dutch/EU citizenship).
We principally work with four periods: September-January, November-March, February-July, and April-October. Standard traineeship periods are for a period of 4-6 months. However, we might consider extending the traineeship period up to one year based on the experience and needs. For the internship to be most successful, we require a minimum of a 4-day, but preferably a 5-day working week.
The next period students can apply for is February – July 2022. The deadline for the submission of the application is 15 November 2021.
EuroClio is always looking for trainees and dedicated students that:
- Are in the final stage of their University Bachelor degree or in their Master degree;
- Have a background in History, History Education and/or International Cooperation/Relations;
- Have skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint);
- Are flexible, motivated and are able to work independently;
- Are fluent in English (written and spoken).
Knowledge of additional languages, website management (including CMS, WordPress) and design skills are considered an asset.
A traineeship at EuroClio includes a combination of the following tasks:
- Project and event management. The bulk of the work done by EuroClio happens in the form of projects, most of which last 3-4 years. As a trainee, you would be involved in several of our projects by supporting logistics, agenda-setting, contact with partners and team members, reporting, and work on outputs. Project work depends on which stage of the project life cycle the project is in (e.g. development, dissemination, reporting).
- Event management. We hold international training seminars to support the professional development of teachers, as well as organise meetings as part of our projects. As a trainee, you would help with booking venue and travel, making the programme, facilitation, and financial management after the event.
- Fundraising. Before a project can begin, we need to fundraise to ensure it has the support to make it possible. As a trainee, you would help the fundraising team to design new projects, map donors, monitor calls for proposals, as well as write letters of inquiry, concept notes, and project proposals. Good writing and organisational skills are a strong asset.
- Outreach and communication. An important element of our organisation’s work is reaching out to our network and relevant stakeholders. This includes making a monthly newsletter, administering social media accounts, specific mailings, and commissioning in-depth articles for the website. Some knowledge of MailChimp and WordPress is an advantage, but not necessary.
- Content development for Historiana. Historiana is the online learning platform of EuroClio, for which we are always developing new source collections and learning activities for teachers to use in the classroom. As a trainee, you would contribute by researching possible topics, helping to write source collections, identifying Europeana sources, and supporting the board of Historiana Content editors. A history background is a strong asset, as well as good writing skills.
What does the traineeship offer?
As a trainee, you will learn all about the world of an international NGO. You will get in touch with different institutions, donors, funding organisations, and international associations. Your tasks include communication with members and partners, networking, public announcements, fundraising, reporting, website management, contribution to the development of transnational source collections and historical content and all aspects of office, project and event management. Additionally, EuroClio provides:
- Four traineeship periods: September-January, November-March, February-July, and April-October (the Secretariat is closed for summer holidays in August);
- A working space that includes a desk and computer in our office in The Hague;
- Remuneration up to € 400 per month on average, depending on the working week;
- If necessary, we can cover local commuting costs up to € 100 a month.
We advise international students interested in a traineeship at EuroClio to explore the opportunity to obtain a Erasmus+ grant (or any other grant) through their universities. Applicants outside the European Union are required to obtain a work permit for The Netherlands. This is quite a costly procedure (around 800 euros), which EuroClio is unable to finance. Alternatively, applicants outside the European Union can apply for an unpaid traineeship of maximum 90 days (in that case you do not need a work permit).
In the past years enthusiastic students from the Netherlands, as well as from Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States have worked as trainees for a period of 3 up to 6 months at the EuroClio Secretariat in The Hague. Discover the current trainees on our Trainees page or read the rich experiences of past trainees below.
As the situation has improved considerably, the EuroClio Secretariat is mostly back at the office. Therefore, we strongly encourage trainees to do the traineeship in person, but if they really do not feel comfortable, we can see how we can arrange a remote traineeship.