Position Title: Internship / Project Manager, Young Professionals Program (YPP)

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands


The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, and has an unparalleled global reach and the exclusive opportunity to activate a diverse network of businesses to advance sustainable development in collaboration with investors, Government, UN and civil society stakeholders.

The Young Professionals Program is an advanced leadership program based on experienced-based learning (EBL). During a period of 12 months multidisciplinary teams of young talented professionals from different organizations work on delivering an innovative SDG project while learning about team dynamics and leadership skills.

As a trainee you will fulfill the role as YPP Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the effort to include the YPP into the learning and development portfolios of member companies of Global Compact Network Netherlands (GCNL).

Candidates should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills, be passionate about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and preferentially have experience in or a strong connection with the field of Human Resources / Learning and Development.



  • Coordinate and support the successful inclusion of YPP in the L&D programs portfolio of member companies

  • Support the organization of in-person and virtual meetings with companies, including, the design and delivery of presentations, reports and other materials about YPP

  • Involvement with the new YPP recruitment campaign for May and October 2022

  • Other duties and projects, as applicable


    • Bachelor or higher in Human Resources, Learning and Development, Sustainability, Business Administration or related field

    • Excellent communicator in Dutch and English, both verbally and writing

    • Experience in client-facing role with strong stakeholder management skills

    • Flexible and service-oriented team player with can-do and eager-to-learn attitude

DURATION: February-July 2022 (3 days per week). Option to write MSc thesis on topic internship.

COMPENSATION: €500 per month

SUPPORT:During your traineeship you will work closely together with and you will receive professional support from Marco Swan (Program Manager YPP) and Jan van den Herik (Program Director YPP and Executive Team Coach)

RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Please include the below documents in your email submission to Linda van Beek, Executive Director Global Compact Network Netherlands, beek@unglobalcompact.nl before 31 December 2021:

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