Philips Lighting Press Office Intern in Amsterdam, Netherlands

We are…

Signify, the new company name of Philips Lighting, is the global leader in lighting building on 125+ years of innovations.

Our purpose is to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.

We are proud to be ahead of the game in the Internet of Things and on track to be carbon neutral by 2020. We learn through disruptive challenges and our performance is powered through our diverse teams. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems, and data-enabled services transform people’s lives in homes, buildings, and public spaces.

We define the meaning of light…join us to #findyourmeaning @ Signify!

This role is part of Press Office team responsible for a global team of Global Integrated Communications. Its responsibilities are at the heart of driving Integrated Communications, so aspiring for the enhancement of Marketing must be in your DNA.

Together we can…

This is your opportunity to learn and help Signify to engage with a variety of stakeholders through communications. The work you do with the Press Office team will support our marketing and communications activities around the world, emphasizing how we unlock the extraordinary potential of light for Brighter Lives and a Better World.

Your challenge is to support the Press Office team in its interactions with different media, including newswires, mainstream and financial media. In doing so you will support a variety of corporate announcements and developments and a broad range of campaign and initiatives, communicating through conventional channels such as press releases and digital channels including social media. As you engage with a broad range of corporate stakeholders, this is a unique opportunity for you to enrich your business knowledge, enhance communications skills and develop understanding about how a corporate narrative is created.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the social media calendar and putting together a weekly email to the leadership and communications teams internationally

  • Supporting the Press Office in compiling materials for quarterly earnings

  • Supporting corporate campaigns, including: CSR and Sustainability

  • Helping to create content for different occasions, including media engagements by the leadership abroad

  • Analyzing media coverage and support with media measurement presentations and monthly reports

You will have the chance to work in an international environment with multiple stakeholders, learning about the many aspects of communications. You will get your own responsibilities and get the opportunity to work on various campaigns and projects.

Your job will be balanced, working on both existing projects, where you can demonstrate your creativity, and administrative tasks, which will help you to hone your organizational skills and understand the needs and challenges facing a truly global business.

  • Duration: 6 months (with a possibility of extension)

  • Available per July 2018 (start date can be discussed)

  • Thesis: can be discussed

You are…

  • News junkie

  • Proactive

  • Hands on mentality

  • Team player

  • Structured and meticulous way of working

  • Multitasker

  • Eager to learn

  • Creative

  • Articulate

  • Currently studying towards your HBO Bachelor / Bachelor of Science / Master of science WO in: Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or other related studies;

  • Excellent written and verbal English skills;

  • Knowledge of different digital platforms and the latest communications trends;

  • Affinity with Social Media;

  • Content creation;

  • Excellent PowerPoint skills and

  • Previous internship experience is considered a plus.

Internship Conditions

  • You will receive an internship allowance; the exact amount depends on your situation. (also towards rented accommodation or public transport

  • The student is entitled to paid leave on the basis of 1 day per month

  • Opportunity to buy Philips products with tax benefit (Philips MyShop)


  • EU/EER students: In order to be considered for this internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation of this may be requested at any time.

  • Non-EU students in Dutch Universities: You need to be registered as a student and your university needs to sign the Nuffic Agreement. The internship needs to be a compulsory part of your studies (receive ECTS in turn). In case of non-compulsory internship, you need to have a letter from the university in which it states that your internship contributes to your personal development, what your learning goals are and what tasks you will undertake during your internship. The letter has to be signed and stamped by your university.

  • Non-EU students in non-Dutch Universities: You need to be registered as a student and the internship should be a compulsory part of your studies. Also, you need to be able to get the official approval of your university for this internship (Nuffic agreement).

Please apply only if you can meet the aforementioned requirements.