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Internship Project Manager ‘Impact of Science’ at AESIS


…looking for an exciting position in developing international activities, bringing together key experts and help connect Science with Society?

…fluent in Dutch and English, and available from July/ August for at least 5 months?

…in your (pre)master phase or a starter looking for working experience?


The Network for Advancing and Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science, a young, international network, managed by ScienceWorks. We bring together stakeholders in academia, government, industry and society to exchange best practices for measuring, evaluating and stimulating societal impact.

The AESIS team is looking for two new colleagues to be our:

Project Manager ‘Impact of Science’

You will be (partly) responsible for

  • The conference “Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities” in Copenhagen October 2018;
  • Developing an international Training Course in Leuven for policy makers and science funders;
  • Creation of a course in Bilbao on national impact strategies and support of the seminar in Berlin on ‘Academic-industrial collaboration’;
  • Distribution of the latest news on Impact to the network via newsletters and social media;
  • Expanding the AESIS Network by initiating partnerships and developing new activities.

So if you enjoy

  • studying and discussing societal impact of science;
  • organizing top-notch events & meeting people;
  • working pro-actively & facing challenges.

Contact us at our office in the heart of The Hague

Send resume and motivation to Anika Duut van Goor, office manager, to or ask questions via +31 (0)70 346 25 05.

This vacancy will close once the most appropriate candidates are found.

A day in the life

Just before nine you stroll into the office and grab a coffee or tea before the weekly update starts. After this meeting, where you shared the highlights from last week, you squeeze in answering a few emails before calling a possible speaker to convince him that his expertise in science-based entrepreneurship is essential to the conference topic. While grabbing another cup of coffee you feel obliged to go around the office with the cookie jar.

Just before lunch you have a meeting with a potential international partner to see how you can accommodate their demands without losing sight of your own goals. After lunch with your colleagues (no work-related topics allowed!) you research the upcoming science-funding strategy of the UK before the team meets to discuss the latest impact related news that you have collected for the upcoming newsletter. You have scheduled in some time to work on the internship assignments your university gave you until three o’clock. Three means your contacts on the other side of the ocean are arriving at the office, so it’s time for a call with the head of innovation of a leading American university, to discuss their upcoming research strategy.

Afterwards you had planned to work on operationalising the indicators for the Impact Awards, but after a few minutes your colleague calls: “Conference chair is unhappy – need to change the programme now – the expect more interaction and policy-related issues – send revised programme before the follow up meeting in 45 minutes!” The day ends with responding to the most pressing emails and then it’s time to go home. Although… the weather is really nice today, and you know that many of your colleagues wouldn’t say no to a drink at Plein…