Communications Internship (Global Communications)


Are you an enthusiastic communicator with an interest in media and a passion for science? Do you want to learn about communications in an international business environment? Here’s your chance!

Elsevier’s Global Communications department is offering a 6-month communications internship position within its Strategic Communications & Brand group. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in entering the field of corporate communications.

Together with the Communications Officer, the intern will work on communicating news from across the business to international media, with a special focus on science research communication. As part of the Global Communications team, the intern will find opportunities to learn about and contribute to different types of communications in a global business environment focused on science and technology, starting from April 2019 until October 2019 (exact dates to be discussed).

The intern’s activities will include helping edit, proofread and distribute Elsevier’s press releases across our primary channels and related media agencies. Writing original content for internal and external uses (including Elsevier’s blog, Elsevier Connect) will also be part of the role. Additionally, you will be answering general queries from media outlets and monitoring social media and news coverage. Fluency in English is a requirement.

Based in Amsterdam, you will report to the Communications Officer. You will work a minimum of 4 days a week.

What you should bring

  •        Currently enrolled as a Master’s student in a field related to communication or science
  •        Requirement: candidate must be enrolled in a university program to be eligible for an internship, according to Dutch law
  •        Native or near-native English speaker with excellent communications skills, both in writing and in everyday engagements with stakeholders and external customers
  •        Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  •        Experience with content management systems such as Squiz
  •        Strong organizational skills, the ability to take initiative
  •        Attention to detail and ability to work independently
  •        Affinity with science, news and the media
  •        Flexible work attitude and able to work under (time) pressure
  •        Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign is a plus

Pay: 500 Euros per month

Recruiter: Jade Labouze, Talent Acquisition

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.


Jonathan Davis, Communications Officer


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