Communications Internship at CTA Wageningen, Netherlands

Deadline: 8 June 2018
Open to: recent graduates, between 21 and 29 years old
Internship: stipend (EUR 800 per month for holder of a Bachelor’s degree, EUR 1,000 per month for holder of a Master’s degree)


The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

CTA’s envisions agriculture in ACP countries as a vibrant, modern and sustainable business that creates value for smallholder farmers, entrepreneurs, youth, and women, and produces affordable, nutritious and healthy food for all.

CTA is looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented intern to support a wide spectrum of communications activities.

Do you love writing and are you able to craft messages to different audiences? Do you like to tell a story, and are you interested in the broader aspects of communications? Are you able to do research, to find relevant data and do fact-checking?
If you can answer yes to these questions, CTA can offer you an exciting opportunity to learn and grow professionally in communications. As part of our communication team, you will be actively engaged in supporting CTA’s communications across platforms. You will draft different kinds of content, help to prepare presentations and monitor how our communications work.

You will work particularly closely with the one or two other interns in the department, to ensure coordination of content, visuals, and social media. You will also interact with other CTA staff to get input on their fields of work and ensure that we got everything right.


  • National of one of the ACP or EU States signatory to the Cotonou Agreement (79 African, Caribbean, and Pacific States – – and the European Union Member States). Only applications from nationals of these countries will be considered;
  • Recent graduate, between 21 and 29 years old (maximum);
  • A degree of higher education in graphic journalism, communications, public relations or related field;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office;
  • Full professional proficiency in English or French (both written and oral) and a knowledge of the other language;
  • Interest in and knowledge of international development is also an asset.


  • Participation in CTA activities will give you an invaluable experience at international level;
  • Internship stipend (EUR 800 per month for the holder of a Bachelor’s degree, EUR 1,000 per month for the or holder of a Master’s degree);
  • Payment of travel costs when joining and leaving the Centre;
  • Medical coverage for emergency cases of sickness and accident, for the duration of the internship.

How to apply?

The application should include:

  • A letter of motivation (maximum one page) explaining why the candidate considers that he/she is in a position to contribute to CTA’s activities and what he/she expects to gain from the internship. The date of earliest availability should be specified as well;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae, preferably in EUROPASS format, highlighting qualifications, experience and skills with regards to the position;
  • Writing examples, either as PDF of max 5 pages or a URL to your portfolio. Please submit a portfolio of work samples via PDF or provide a link to preview the portfolio with your application;
  • A copy of the highest diploma/degree, as well as training certificates related to the position. Original documents are to be presented once a candidate is selected;
  • A letter of recommendation and/or references.

For more information, please visit the official web page.