The Transnational Institute (TNI) is looking for a Spanish-speaking TRAINEE (80% - 100%) to join our communications team

Help activists, scholars and policy makers learn about our work. Tell the TNI story. Help make our social media shine.

TNI Staff

Would you like to join our communications team for four or five days per week for a six month traineeship? We are looking for a dedicated trainee who is interested in working in the field of digital communications and has a political and activist spirit. For this role, preference will be given to native-level Spanish language speakers.

You will learn by doing, including by:

  • Helping to advance our outreach work towards Latin America

  • Helping to advance our Spanish-language work on Twitter

  • Helping to refine and apply our YouTube strategy

  • Helping to refine and apply our TikTok strategy

  • Other social media support

  • Creating and repurposing content for our new website

  • Helping to refine and apply our influencer outreach strategies

  • Helping to craft short written summaries of articles and reports

  • Supporting preparations for our 50th anniversary in 2024


You will work alongside our Web master, Communications Officers, Translator and Communications Coordinator, as well as several researchers to learn and practice as part of the communications team.


  • Analytical

  • Proactive

  • Creative

Our ideal candidate

  • recently graduated from a media studies, communications or similar programme

  • avid social media user, confidently navigates emerging trends and social media culture

  • native-level Spanish

  • good command of English

  • demonstrates an interest in TNI's work and history

  • learns very quickly

  • is eager to take a strategic approach to social media and has strong ideas about what works and what doesn’t for an organisation like TNI

  • is available to start in July/August 2023

A masters-level education will help you navigate TNI's work, but we want a talented trainee and will search for enthusiastic and capable candidates regardless of experience or education level. We take traineeships seriously and want to help you develop your skills.

On top of this it would be amazing if you have

  • video production skills

  • graphic design skills

What we offer and hiring process

An employment contract for 6 months.

TNI can offer a modest compensation (minimum wage in effect in the Netherlands).

Location: our lovely office in Amsterdam. It's full of interesting books and people.
We will work together to find opportunities to provide training and help with your professional development.

How to apply

Please send a short motivation letter, CV and two samples of relevant recent work (writing samples or a portfolio for example) to John Kerseboom, Personnel Officer, to jobs[at] before 14 June with "Communications traineeship" in the subject line.

We hope to conduct interviews and make a selection by 5 July.

Please note that this position is based in Amsterdam and an EU work permit is required.

About the Transnational Institute

The Transnational Institute is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. For nearly 50 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers. TNI has gained an international reputation for carrying out well researched and radical critiques and anticipating and producing informed work on key issues long before they become mainstream concerns.