Nuffic Neso South Africa Intern - Netherlands Education Support office


NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • South Africa


For Nuffic's Netherlands Education Support office (Neso) in South Africa we have an opening for an intern.


Nuffic Neso South Africa

Nuffic Neso South Africa is an overseas office of Nuffic and part of a worldwide network of Netherlands Education Support Offices that operates in locations of strategic importance for Dutch higher education.

The main activities of Nuffic Neso South Africa are:

  • Study in Holland promotion and student counselling for South African students;
  • Providing information on study programmes and internship places for Dutch students in South Africa;
  • Market information and analysis;
  • Holland Alumni network;
  • Capacity development in education;
  • Project development and management.

What will you be doing?

Nuffic Neso South Africa is developing a Study in South Africa Desk to provide students from Dutch universities, universities of applied sciences and vocational colleges with information and support on study, research and internship possibilities in South Africa.

To maximise the international exposure we will appoint two interns, one from South Africa and one from the Netherlands who will work closely together. Activities of the interns may include:

  • Contribute to the development of the Study in South Africa Desk;
  • Work on the online platform (website development);
  • CRM: database management;
  • Social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) including the generation of content;
  • Event management: invitations, reminders and follow-up to database;
  • Liaison with printing partners: ordering and picking up marketing materials;
  • Day-to-day administrative assignments (answering the phone, handling correspondence, making travel plans);
  • Document internship period for the WilWeg initiative – social media take over, blogging or vlogging;
  • Work on general Neso activities.

For more information or to apply

For more information about the position, please contact Mrs Meghan Rossouw, Liaison Officer at Nuffic Neso South Africa via +27 (0)12 346 0982 or

To apply, please email your letter of application and CV no later than 20 February 2018 to Nuffic Neso South Africa: mentioning ‘Internship’ in the subject line.

Working for Nuffic

Nuffic is the expertise and service centre for internationalisation in Dutch education, from primary and secondary education to higher professional and academic higher education and research.

We are an independent non-profit service provider established in The Hague to promote the internationalisation of Dutch education and research and to help improve access to education worldwide.


Working for Nuffic means working in an inspiring environment where Dutch government policy is translated to action.

Nuffic has a workforce of about 250. Around 200 people work at the head office in The Hague, while the rest work at our Netherlands Education Support Offices (Nesos) in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.


Nuffic offers its staff a challenging place to work, with an emphasis on teamwork and individual responsibility. The atmosphere is informal, but our focus is firmly on organisational goals and personal development.

Our organisation

Nuffic operates in three main areas: Programme Management, Information Services and Expertise Development. These areas are covered by several departments, most of which are divided into teams.

The Board of Directors, consisting of the Director-General and three other Directors, is responsible for running the departments. Each Board member is responsible for a number of specific departments.

In 2010, all Nuffic's work processes were certified in accordance with the standards set down in ISO 9001:2008, which means that Nuffic has established a structured quality assurance framework.

Employment terms and benefits

Nuffic offers attractive employment terms, including 8 per cent holiday allowance, 8.3 per cent year-end bonus, a pension scheme and 'pick & mix' benefit options.

Remuneration is in accordance with the collective labour agreement of the Dutch universities. In addition, Nuffic offers personal development opportunities through courses, training and coaching. 

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

What should you bring with you?

You fulfil the following job requirements:

  • You are a student or fresh graduate from a university, university of applied sciences or vocational colleges.
  • You are a responsible, proactive and result-driven individual.
  • Your field of study is relevant for the internship vacancy and should be in the field of business, commerce, trade, communication/media or economics.
  • You combine an entrepreneurial attitude with good communication skills and interest in the international education sector.
  • You are organised and detail-oriented, and can combine multiple tasks at the same time.
  • You are fully computer literate and have affinity with CRM systems and content development for websites.
  • You enjoy building networks and maintaining relations with external partners like companies, government and education institutions.
  • You are fully proficient in English.
  • You are situated in PTA/JHB and have means of travel.
  • You are a South African citizen.


Deadline: February 20, 2018

Cost/funding for participants:

Our offer

We can offer you:

  • a dynamic and international work environment;
  • the opportunity to work on an interesting start-up project;
  • an internship of 3 to 6 months;
  • a monthly allowance of R5,000;
  • a travel allowance.
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