Internship Events

Located in the heart of the International City of Peace, Justice and Security, the Asser Institute is a leading inter-university research centre in the field of international and European law with a high public and international profile. The institute conducts fundamental and independent policy-oriented research, provides training and education, organises seminars, conferences, and other public events and has its own publishing house, Asser Press.

The events team is seeking a full-time intern to assist with the organisation of trainings and events. The team develops and implements – together with Asser’s researchers and partners – training programmes, seminars, conferences, lectures, panel discussions and book launches on topics such as countering terrorism, disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, corporate social responsibility, Artificial Intelligence, better regulation in the European Union, and many more. The events held at the Asser Institute are very diverse in nature and draw a wide range of attendees, including policy-makers, NGOs, employees of the many tribunals and international organisations in The Hague, academics, students, and the general public. Our renowned speakers from the field of international peace, justice, and security bring innovative perspectives and cutting-edge ideas to our events.

Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? Do you have an interest in international law and international relations? Do you feel at ease working on multiple and diverse projects simultaneously? Then join the events team at the Asser Institute in The Hague!

Key responsibilities

  • Inviting and communicating with high-level speakers;
  • Arranging all logistical aspects of (summer) courses and events including: setup and managing online registrations, travel and accommodation for (international) speakers and participants, transportation onsite visits, catering, (if relevant) seeking for interpreters and compiling training and conference materials;
  • Drafting texts for letters & announcements (regarding conferences and trainings);
  • Accompanying study visits to the different international courts, tribunals and international organisations such as the ICC, ICJ and the OPCW in The Hague;
  • Developing logistical event scripts and being the go-to person during events;
  • Answering questions per phone or e-mail from participants and speakers;
  • Assist with PR activities and mailings for events, summer programmes, lecture series and other postgraduate training programmes.

Applicants must:

  • Be at the minimum in the final stages of their undergraduate studies in a relevant field (e.g. (international) event management, European studies, communications, international law, international relations and marketing);
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English; being able to communicate in Dutch, French, and/or Arabic is an advantage;
  • Have excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Have experience in use of MS-Office software and CMS;
  • Highly organised, efficient, creative and at the same time attention to detail;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (at times);
  • Have a collaborative, supportive and flexible approach to teamwork;
  • Have outstanding communication skills as well as a good sense of humour.


  • 40 hours per week for a period of 6 months;
  • A stipend of € 300 to € 450 gross per month (full time) depending on the level of education.


How to apply
Interested candidates eligible to live and work in the Netherlands are requested to submit their curriculum vitae and motivation letter in English (e-mail only) mentioning your name ‘application internship events’ in the subject line to

The closing date for applications is 20 January 2019. Interviews will take place in the week of 21-25 January.

For further information regarding the vacancy, please contact The envisaged start date is Monday 4 February.