Intern Digital Communications

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Date: May 11, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Purpose of the internship

Social media is vital for AkzoNobel. From a nice to have, it turned into one of the strongest channels to share the stories of AkzoNobel; both through our owned channels and also via employee advocacy. 


Reporting to the Director of Global Communication Services and working together with Social Media Manager, this role offers a chance to experience how reputation management is done via social media and the possibility to actively be involved in the strategy behind it, the overall planning and management of AkzoNobel’s social media channels and supporting the media relations team. This role focuses on optimizing our digital communications to engage our key stakeholders in the best possible way to build the reputation of AkzoNobel. 


You'll be working within the digital communications team and the media & public relations team, which focuses on building, promoting and protecting AkzoNobel's reputation through traditional and new (social) media in cooperation with communication managers from the businesses and regions.  



  • Support the social media manager in planning and execution of content for external channels. 
  • Maintaining and optimizing our content management tool (Sprinklr)
  • Developing and managing our content calendar (Trello)
  • Take part in brainstorming sessions for new content and campaigns 
  • Creating and editing images and video content for social media 
  • Support with Community management and social media listening 
  • Support with monitoring, tracking, and reporting on (social) media metrics (Using Sprinklr and Meltwater).
  • To keep a close eye on digital trends and competition to translate this to innovative concepts for our channels.

What do you bring?

  • Educational background / High level of interest in digital strategy, content strategy, communications, and media relations.
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s/master’s degree in communications, marketing, or similar.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Canva, and other visual editing tools is a plus.
  • Experience with content management and monitoring tools such as Sprinklr and Meltwater is a plus.
  • Eagerness to learn planning and project management skills. 
  • Eagerness to work with data, analyze data and pull-out insights.
  • Excellent verbal, writing, designing, and planning skills.
  • Knowledge and curiosity to all matters related to digital/technology and social media trends is a plus.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Service-minded and proactive.

Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:


  • Monthly full-time allowance, plus travel work-from-home expenses 
  • Work experience in an international company
  • Various training opportunities to improve your hard and soft skills in the workspace
  • Successful interns will be considered for positions within AkzoNobel


We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume and a cover letter will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Nicolas Beslic, Talent Acquisition Partner. Send an email to #LI-Hybrid


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 30684