Intern Operations

‘flexible, independent with excellent planning & organizational skills’

4-5 days per week for a period of 6-10 months, starting in September 2024


You are interested in working in an international organization and eager to learn. You are enthusiastic, result driven and have great communication skills. As an intern in this role, you support the Operations and Quality officer and the Senior Advisor Organizational Development in the following areas: travel, quality management, environmental management, procurement and any other work to do in operations. This is a multidimensional internship in which you have contact with various departments. We are really looking for a Jack-of-all-trades!

Your Challenge

You provide support the Operations and Quality officer and Senior Advisor Organisational Development in the areas detailed below. On a daily basis this can be communications, planning and coordination, documentation or technical support. There is operational work to do, but you will also be involved in more tactical and strategic discussions. Obligations you may have in relation to your study will be discussed with you in order to ensure that the time with War Child will benefit your start in the job market.

Your responsibilities

Quality management

  • Support Quality officer and Senior Advisor OD on improvement actions resulting from internal quality audits

Environmental management

  • Support the functioning of environmental management in the organization (e.g. carbon footprint calculation)


  • Support day to day management of the team with tasks such as communications, planning and coordination, documentation, technical support (with help of servicedesk), etc.
  • Coordinate basic procurements and invoicing
  • Support the team with reporting and administrative tasks
  • Support with communications and coordination with country programme teams
  • Provide support in organizing meetings and events, and preparing materials for these.


  • Contribute to maintaining good relationships with the travel agency, hotels and possible new parties in order to ensure (cost-) effective arrangements
  • Assist travelers conforming the Travel Policy
  • Support in the use of the online booking tool

Your profile

  • Student of HBO or Bachelor program, with specialization IBMS, Business Administration, Marketing, Economics or similar.
  • You are enrolled in a Dutch higher education institute for the whole duration of the internship
  • Ability to produce quality work outputs within agreed priorities and to deadlines
  • Preferably, you have knowledge of NGO and/or development sector
  • Ability to maintain contacts at different levels
  • Excellent planning & organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills, can-do mentality
  • Pro-active, independent and flexible
  • Interested to work and communicate with people from various backgrounds
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills including presentation preparation and delivery
  • Excellent command of English language, both spoken and written
  • Available for 4-5 days a week
  • Available to start mid-September 2024 for a minimum period of 6 months. Preferably 10 months or more.

Our organisation

War Child is a medium-sized aid organization. The Department of Finance, IT & Risk Management is part of a Global Shared Platform, a service center that serves fundraising teams in Europe and the USA as well as field-oriented teams based in countries and regions affected by conflict. The Shared Platform is the result of a merger of the War Child organisations in the Netherlands and in the UK as per 1 January 2024. 2024 and 2025 will see quite a few activities to get things right. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office in Amsterdam, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We try to practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs.

Our conditions

We are looking for an Intern Shared Operations who will join Team Shared Operations, from September 2024 for a period of at least 6 months, 4-5 days per week. As intern in War Child you can count on an interesting internship, with an opportunity to learn a lot. Of course you will get guidance, but also freedom to work out your ideas. You will receive an internship allowance of € 300, - gross per month, based on 40 hours per week.

Please note that War Child interns need to be enrolled as students at a Dutch educational institution for the duration of their internship. Please note that this internship does not suit students who are in their thesis writing semesters.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by no later than 31 July 2024 by submitting their CV (English, max 2 pages) and cover letter here:

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War Child is committed to humanitarian values, standards and norms and we expect the same from job applicants. War Child is especially committed to safeguarding the children and youth we support and doesn’t tolerate any form of abuse. Because we want to prevent and deter any actions that place children and youth at risk, conduct references are an important part of our recruitment procedure. As part of the selection process, War Child will request standardized references in accordance with the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and a recent Criminal Records statement.

Equal opportunity

War Child has a dream that every child lives in peace - no matter who or where they are. That’s why we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity and belonging in everything we do and select our potential new colleagues without regard to gender, race, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Application process

To ensure that we spend as much of our resources on the support of children and youth, War Child needs to operate as efficiently as possible. This means we can only process job applications received through our websites.

If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, the vacancy will be removed from our websites. In this case, any responses received after removal will not be processed. Sometimes the closing date of a vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.