The Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Team works for and with all programmes of the Fund. We are looking for an intern who is willing to work on various research tasks related to all programmes of the Fund. The research is practical, aimed at providing more insight into the specific context and potential impact of a project proposal or an Awards nominee. Interns conduct desk research and identify and contact international experts for their specific insights.

For the Grants and Collaborations and Cultural Emergency Response Programme, interns work with fellow team members to research the international cultural project proposals which the Prince Claus Fund receives, often in response to a call for proposals. The proposals are assessed according to the criteria of the Prince Claus Fund and supplemented where information is lacking. Expert advice is sought on whether a project is viable and likely to succeed. Research is compiled in a summary which provides the basis for a decision by the team on whether or not to support a project.

Organizations or individuals that are nominated for a Prince Claus Award are similarly researched. All information that can be found on the nominations is mapped, summarized compiled in a comprehensive presentation document which is presented to the Prince Claus Awards Committee for their December meeting. The committee then shortlists a number of candidates and the Research team requests opinions from international advisors to assess the impact of shortlisted candidates in spring. When the Awards Committee meets again in May, it decides the final list of recipients of the Prince Claus Awards for the current year.


An intern helps in the process of collecting relevant information and identifying potential advisors with knowledge and perspectives on proposed partners, projects and/or specific Awards nominees.

Additionally, the intern may be asked to execute various tasks in relation to the evaluation of completed projects or the Public Programme and activities organised by the Prince Claus Fund.


A successful candidate must enjoy the process of digging for information and either has obtained or is working toward completing a university degree. Furthermore, a successful candidate feels comfortable working independently as well as in a team, is pro-active and able to perform in a fast-paced environment. Curiosity, an interest in culture and development and an openness to international perspectives are essentials. The candidate must be fluent or have a near native level of both spoken and written English. Knowledge of other languages (especially French and Spanish) is an advantage.


Starting quarterly and preferably for a duration of 6 months. The next available internship opportunity begins in January 2021. 


If you are interested in an internship at the Prince Claus Fund Research Team, you are invited to send a letter of motivation (in English) and your CV to [email protected] mentioning ‘Research Team’ in the subject. Should you have any written English texts, please include an example.