Internship (Communication) at NpM

31 December, 2018



Internship (Communication) at NpM



NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, is the leading national platform in inclusive finance sector worldwide. Established in 2003, the platform brings together Dutch development organisations, social investors and commercial banks active in the inclusive finance sector. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NpM’s 13 members share a commitment to expanding access to finance in underserved regions and to anticipate the changing need in the sector to grow towards a responsible industry. The members of NpM are active in over 97 countries and have committed EUR 4 billion to the inclusive finance sector. NpM’s activities are directed to the contribution of the financial sector in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.


One of NpM’s main tasks is to communicate and create awareness in and of the sector. We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious intern to support our team in various new and on-going projects, for a period of 5 to 6 months. We are looking for someone at bachelor/master level with an interest in microfinance/inclusive finance sector and excellent communication and organization skills.

What you will do:

• Coordinate the design of NpM’s new website;
• Update and add new content to the website and social media channels;
• Support colleagues in writing newsflashes & newsletters and send them out to members;
• Assist in organizing workshops and seminars for investors, take care of practical arrangements;
• Keep internal communication databases up to date;
• Assist in preparing presentations, layout and design of reports;
• Taking minutes during meetings;
• Assist in relationship management and communication with NpM members; and
• Assist in organization and take care of practical arrangements for our Annual NpM Conference.

What we ask from you:

• Interest in inclusive finance, SME Finance, rural/agri-business and/or a related topic;
• Enjoy working in dynamic, multi-cultural environments;
• A hands-on, pro-active mentality and ability to work independently;
• Fluent in English (both verbal and written), understanding of Dutch is a plus;
• Excellent writing skills, for communication purposes;
• IT skills (Microsoft Office Package) and comfortable using social media (Twitter, LinkedIn);
• Enrolled at an educational institution;
• Affinity with newsletter and design software is a plus; and
• Experience in web-design, and website content management and curation is highly desirable.

What we offer you:

• Be part of a dynamic working environment;
• Meet/work with a variety of investors active in inclusive finance;
• Learn how to effectively communicate and coordinate with various partners;
• Gain experience in organizing knowledge based events;
• Gain insight in an interesting sector that is represented by NpM;
• An internship compensation of EUR 252,10 per month based on a 40 hour workweek;
• Travel allowance.

Assignment: 32-40 hours per week, for 5 to 6 months

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Send your CV and a short letter of motivation to the NpM office at, Application will be taken into consideration until the position is filled.

For more information on the vacancy, you can send an email to the above email address. More general information about NpM and the Dutch inclusive finance sector can also be found on our website:

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