Vacancy: internship position at 4TU.Ethics

Looking for an internship opportunity in a large, internationally-oriented research centre? 4TU.Ethics, the Centre for Ethics and Technology offers a student internship in the area of public outreach and social media communication, starting in March 2017 (or later).

The 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (4TU.Ethics) is a cooperation of the philosophy departments of three technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft and Eindhoven Universities of Technology and the University of Twente). The bundling of forces in the field of ethics and technology in the 4TU.Ethics accommodates the increasing need for balanced, high quality and comprehensive reflection and judgment on moral, political and policy issues associated with science and technology.

Your tasks

  • Supporting us in organizing international events;
  • Support dissemination activities of 4TU.Ethics;
  • Support the online presence of the Centre (website, social media etc.);
  • Support outreach activities of 4TU.Ethics members;
  • Continuing work on our communication strategy;

Additional assignments (e.g., reports or written papers) needed for your study program can be negotiated.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, result-oriented and proactive student interested in event management, communication, and research dissemination, and who has:

  • Good communication skills;
  • Good editorial skills;
  • Experience with (professional) use of social media sites and services;
  • Experience with WordPress or a similar CMS is a plus.

The internship has a good fit for students enrolled in a study programme at the University of Twente. Students from outside the University of Twente should be able to demonstrate, that the internship can become a part of their study programme.

Our offer

We offer an interesting, tailor-made internship programme, adapted to your needs: You will be able to discuss the length of your stay with us and your working hours during the intake interview. By default, we expect you to be available for 8 hours per week and for a time of at least 3 months. You will have the opportunity to further develop your organization and communication skills and grow your local and international network in the 4TU. environment. 4TU.Ethics will reimburse all travel costs related to the internship.

How to apply

Your application should include your CV and a short letter explaining your motivation. Please send your application by email to our managing director, Michael Nagenborg ( The vacancy places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.