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Graphic Designer Trainee

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We are looking for a talented student to join the Communications Team as a Graphic Designer Trainee.

You will get the opportunity to expand your digital design skills by working under the creative direction of the Senior Designer. You will also work closely together with the members of the marketing team, considering always the branding guidelines defined for the RIPE NCC. During your traineeship at the RIPE NCC you will get enough opportunities to develop yourself. So, if the idea of collaborating alongside a fun, international team sounds appealing to you and if you are curious to hear more, then read further!

Graphic Designer Trainee

Start date: as soon as possible

Location: remotely and when possible again from our Amsterdam office

During your traineeship you will be working on the following:

  • Marketing design support for the organization, brochures, website, social media channels, infographics & charts
  • Creative support for the RIPE NCC including meeting webpage design contributions where needed, meeting documentation design and printing, stand-up banner and poster design and printing, signage, t-shirt and giveaways sourcing and design
  • Following the design and maintenance of the RIPE NCC graphic house style and corporate identity
  • Maintaining knowledge of various DTP, graphic design and web editing software
  • Supporting the RIPE NCC Content webmaster when needed

What we expect from you:

  • You’ll be in your final stage of study in the field of Graphic Design/ Multimedia Design/ Visual Art
  • You are living in the Netherlands
  • Experience with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of Keynote presentation and MS Office for Mac applications
  • Good communication skills in English, both verbal and writing

 Nice to have skills:

  • Experience with HTML5 and industry-standard graphics applications
  • Video editing experience
  • Experience with Adobe XD
  • Knowledge of brand development and maintenance 

What you can expect from us:

  • An interesting and exciting internship that offers real responsibility and opportunity for growth and to gain hands on experience
  • An international working environment
  • A modern, flexible and informal work culture with an emphasis on a healthy work/life balance
  • Trainee allowance of EUR 500,- per month
  • If needed, you will get the time to work on your assignment

The Communications Team:

The Communications team works closely together and is focused on delivering essential information and resources for the development of our region’s communities through professional responsive communication and by understanding the needs of our stakeholders. We are in the middle of an important transition the RIPE NCC is in an organizational change towards Holacracy.

About the RIPE NCC:

The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation founded on the belief that the Internet should be governed openly, transparently and together with the wider Internet community. We are one of the    oldest Internet organisations in Europe and are proud of our legacy.

Our strongest asset is our staff. We bring together more than 150 people from more than 38 countries in our modern, vibrant office in the east wing of Amsterdam Central Station. Our official working language is English, but more than 30 languages are spoken by our colleagues.

Our backgrounds are diverse, but our goal is the same: work for the good of the Internet. And we are now working collaboratively with our staff to transform our company culture to facilitate our evolution into the future. Do you want to join us on this journey?

How to apply?

If you are interested in this traineeship, please apply via our website or send your CV, motivation letter (in English) and your portfolio to Marjolijn van Iersel, Senior Recruiter (

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