Internships 2024

Are you looking for an interesting internship within marketing and communications where you get to facilitate the cooperation between Finnish and Dutch businesses? We offer internships to driven and motivated students twice a year, spring and autumn semester. Additionally, the possibility of a summer internship is also open for negotiation.

Internship opportunity: Marketing and Communications trainee at FDCC

Join the Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce (FDCC) as a Marketing and Communications intern in the Netherlands. This hybrid role offers flexibility, with part-time or full-time options available. Recruitment is ongoing, with two annual internship start dates around January 15th and August 15th. The internship typically lasts for approximately 6 months, unless otherwise arranged.

About FDCC

The FDCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering Finnish-Dutch business relations. However, at FDCC, we’re not just about business; we’re about forging meaningful connections between Finnish and Dutch enterprises. As an intern, you’ll be at the heart of our mission, engaging directly with our diverse community of members and stakeholders. Picture yourself rubbing elbows with industry leaders, representing the FDCC at exciting events, and collaborating with our Nordic partners to make waves in the business world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning and executing FDCC events
  • Content development; Manage web editing, social media marketing, and newsletters
  • Develop and implement communication and social media strategies
  • Member relationship management
  • Administration, process documentation and improvement
  • Research and analysis
  • Contribute to long-term business planning
  • Communication and collaboration with Team Finland and other Nordic associations
  • Represent the FDCC at various events


  • Native proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or Dutch
  • Full fluency in English
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, interpersonal)
  • Motivated, with initiative and ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and exceptional time management
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Confidence in representing at events
  • Experience in international environments is advantageous

Additional Information

  • Unpaid internship; Erasmus+ scholarship funding / grant from Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce’s trust recommended if applicable.
  • FDCC offers assistance in finding accommodation to the extent possible
  • Submit your cover letter and CV to office(@) at your earliest convenience
  • We will hire as soon as a suitable candidate is found
  • For inquiries, please contact office(@)

Join us in facilitating cross-cultural business cooperation and making a meaningful impact on Finnish-Dutch relations. Apply now!

Testimonials from our previous trainees

“My absolute favorite event was the Annual General Meeting, where I met new people with different backgrounds and had interesting discussions. Additionally, the office days with the team have been very eventful and a big part of the whole experience. For that, I want to thank Elsa, Riia, and Patrice. I also want to thank the FDCC board who has been absolutely a delight to work with. ” – Laura, FDCC Trainee Spring 2022.

I have enjoyed all the different tasks of the internship, but I especially enjoyed the Nordic Young Professional cooperation with NORDCC and DDCC. It has been very interesting to participate in building the Nordic YP network from the ground up.” – Elsa, FDCC Trainee Spring 2022.

“My experiences of working for FDCC have been most definitely awarding from the start to the end. I had the pleasure to work with webinars and other online events and then had the pleasure to work with live events too and we started them with the Annual General Meeting in April.” – Riia, FDCC Trainee Spring 2022.

“The internship at FDCC was a very instructive experience but also it allowed me to explore the Netherlands and learn the Dutch language. I feel like I have learned a lot during my time at the FDCC. It was my first time working abroad and I was able to improve my English skills as well as my marketing and event organizing skills.” – Emmi, FDCC Trainee Fall 2021.

“Joining FDCC as a trainee and moving to Rotterdam has been a great experience for me. During the 5 months of my internship I have been able to advance my skills within marketing and communications, gain experience working in an international environment and discover more about my professional identity.” – Sanni, FDCC Trainee Spring 2021.

Read more testimonials in our Annual Reports!

“My favourite part of working at the FDCC was the variety of tasks. In addition to event marketing and communication, we also had a lot of other tasks as well, such as invoicing and working with the website. It was also interesting to assist in event organising, share ideas with other professionals, and gain new insights from the events. ” – Essi, FDCC Trainee Spring 2021

“FDCC provided an interesting environment to work in, and throughout my traineeship I got to learn a lot about the trade relations between Finland and the Netherlands while improving my marketing and communication skills. I am convinced that this traineeship will be a valuable asset for my future career.” – Hilla-Riikka, FDCC Trainee Fall 2020

“The tasks as a trainee have been very diverse and challenging in a good way. I have had a chance to improve my skills in marketing and communication, join interesting events, and most importantly I have got a chance to collaborate with talented and innovative people.” – Julia, FDCC Trainee Fall 2020

“Applying to this position was definitely a right decision, as this opportunity has led to invaluable professional experience and great connections. This experience has enhanced significantly my hard and soft skills in the marketing and communications field.” – Marilena, FDCC Trainee Spring 2020

“The six months that I experienced at the FDCC gave me more than I could ask for. I am glad that the internship was filled with various events in an international environment and together with the other trainees we got to be involved in designing and organising them.” – Karoliina, FDCC Trainee Spring 2020

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