Internship All Systems Connect 2023 symposium


The Hague, Netherlands 🇳🇱

Published on: 10/01/2023

From 2nd-4th of May, we’re organising the All Systems Connect 2023 international symposium, taking place in the World Forum, The Hague. We are currently looking for enthusiastic candidates for the intern position for the IRC symposium team.

The purpose of the internship is to assist the organising committee in recruiting and managing volunteers for the event as well as assisting in planning and executing social activities around the event (such as VIP receptions).   

The internship takes place during an exciting time for IRC, as symposiums only take place every few years (the previous one was in March 2019). All Systems Connect will be attended by a cross-section of actors from within the WASH sector plus health, climate, education, social justice and more and from a large diversity of organisations and locales.  

The internship is an opportunity to develop first-hand experience with an international NGO as well as transferable skills and expertise at working within a complex and fast paced event. In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage with a large number of other organisations and actors within the sector. The Intern will report to Bryony Stentiford, Event Director for the Symposium and Director of the Growth Hub (Fundraising and Business Development).  

 Main responsibilities  

  • Connect with and recruit volunteers from universities to assist with the delivery of the symposium
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of key social events including inviting and taking care of VIPs as necessary 
  • Be onsite during the symposium itself and assist with delivery of the volunteers’ responsibilities and events 

Requested qualifications   

  • The applicant must be enrolled or just graduated from a recognised (under)graduate programme, preferably in a field related to international development, water or events and marketing and have an interest in working in the NGO sector
  • The applicant should be well-organised, self-motivated, and reliable, with a strong interest in problem solving and project management
  • Writing skills and basic computer skills are required
  • Good knowledge of English is required, and the knowledge of Dutch, French or Spanish is a plus
  • Demonstrated volunteering or other experience related to development cooperation

Details of the position 

  • Start date February 2023
  • The candidate will initially be offered a three-month internship for 24 – 40 hours per week. The internship will be assessed after the first month to determine if it is a good mutual fit for the Intern and IRC
  • Stipend for the internship is € 425,- (gross) per month based on a 40 hours working week; IRC’s Netherlands office is based in The Hague, but (partly) working from home is allowed

Candidates are kindly requested to respond with a short motivation letter explaining their interest in the position.  

In addition please share a concise curriculum vitae before 27th January 2023 to IRC, attn. Marion Giese at Interviews will be scheduled in the week starting  6th February 2023. For additional information please visit our website at

About IRC

IRC is an international NGO that works with governments, civil society organisations, entrepreneurs, and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation, and hygiene services. At the heart of its mission is the aim to move from short-term interventions to sustainable and resilient water, sanitation, and hygiene services.  

IRC implements long-term programmes in selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and implements a wide variety of smaller projects in multiple countries. IRC is an internationally operating organisation with offices in with offices in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, India and The Hague.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development