Global Corporate Affairs and Communications Intern

Trainee- & Internships Amsterdam Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

The internship starts on September 4th 2023, and is for a period of 5-6 months. 

To start with, the position of Global Corporate Affairs intern sits comfortably in the Global Corporate Affairs team. An incredible diverse team that helps each other learn, grow and develop. Just how we like it! And as a Global Corporate Affairs intern you will be supporting the company’s strategic priorities and engaging with external stakeholders such as policy makers. Furthermore, you will work on a variety of projects to support these efforts with a main focus on sustainability communications (internal and external). For this, we don’t just need you to be a knowledgeable professional but also strongly rely on your interpersonal skills as well as your drive for success. Know that you’ll have a crucial role in creating and protecting the impact we look for in our value chain. With this said we like you to take responsibility over the following tasks:

  • Support the execution of the 2023 internal and external Sustainability communications strategy.
  • Support the execution of our Global communications calendar through our key communication channels (Workplace, MS Teams, LinkedIn, JDE Peet’s website)
  • Copywriting and content creation for internal and external communication milestones (written announcements, videos scripts, social media posts, email announcements etc)
  • Organise internal company events


We are looking for a pioneer with a drive for excellence. Someone that holds themselves accountable and doesn’t shy away from responsibility. Given the nature of the role we feel it’s important for you to have a willingness to learn as well as a solid understanding of your own added value. We thrive in diverse teams and look for people that appreciate that as much as we do. We can give you a list of “must haves”, however that’s not how we view your candidacy. We do, of course, take into consideration your excellent written & verbal communications skills and business proficiency in English, but ultimately we look at the bigger picture. But to give you a bit of guidance as to what we feel is needed in this role, we’ll share our “nice to have” list with you:

  • You are enrolled in a Bachelor or Master Communications or a related study
  • Ability to prioritize and work on projects individually (self-starter, proactive)
  • Creative thinker with attention to detail
  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint & Word, basic knowledge of Excel, Teams, Workplace etc.
  • Experience in or affinity with content development for social media
  • Ability to work with Canva and other new tech tools that can be used in communications work a bonus

Important: To be considered as a candidate for this internship, 

  • EU/EEA students: you need to be enrolled at a University for the whole duration of the internship and this needs to be a mandatory part of your study curriculum.
  • Non-EU/EEA students: you need to be enrolled at a Dutch University and your university needs to sign the Nuffic Agreement. The internship needs to be a compulsory part of your studies (eg, receive ECTS in turn).     

This position is an intern role under JDE’s international headquarter, only applications in English will be considered! Please apply only if you can meet the aforementioned requirements.  

Additional Information

After receiving your application we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE will be an online assessment, followed by interviews. 

The future of work is hybrid, with both office and home playing an important role. At JDE, we value meeting colleagues in the office to unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea together and we enjoy our focus time when working from home. Join us and you will experience both. Because it’s amazing what happens over a cup of coffee!  

Internship Allowance 

  • Based on a fulltime 40 hour workweek, the monthly internship allowance is € 450,- for a HBO student or € 500,- for a WO student, additionally, you will get paid leave on the basis of 1 day per month.  
  • Monthly Commuting allowance: 
  • In principle, you will be using your student public transportation card (student OV-chipcard /studentenreisproduct) for daily commuting.  
  • If you are not eligible for the student OV-chipcard, JDE offers a commuting allowance. Compensation for commuting expenses, starting from a minimum distance of 5 kilometers one way, up to a maximum of: 
  • 35 kilometers à € 19ct per km (according to the temporary arrangement) when travelling by own transportation 
  • 45 kilometers (max. € 294.50 based on public transport fees) per month for travel by public transportation. 
  • Should you relocate to the city of your based office (Amsterdam or Utrecht), you will receive a monthly relocation compensation of up to a maximum of € 175. In this case, the commuting allowance will be not applicable. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.  


We, at JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE Peet’s) are inspired by believes that anything can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. Fueled by our purpose to create a better future, we are taking the world of coffee and tea by storm. Making it our mission to keep improving ourselves and the world around us.

Our roots are deeply embedded in the coffee and tea industry, dating back as far as 1753. Worldwide we are touching the lives of millions of people – from earth to bean and from bean to cup. All through some of world’s leading household names.  Together, we are on a journey to secure a future for coffee and tea. With sustainability constantly evolving we take a dynamic approach to make a real impact across our value chain, focusing on responsible sourcing, minimizing our footprint and connecting people from all walks of life.