Internship - Global Governmental & Public Affairs

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Date: 14 Jun 2024

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1017 ZD


Internship – Global Governmental & Public Affairs

The internship

You will work alongside the Global Governmental and Public Affairs team, as well as with the local operating companies and colleagues from across the business. Tasks include: monitoring political developments, monitoring tax and/or regulatory developments that might get an impact on our industry, conducting desktop research, stakeholder management, feeding global strategy and promoting Dutch Connectivity, which is our worldwide connection with the Dutch government as a proud Dutch Brewer. Other tasks include helping deliver important short and long-term projects for Brew a Better World Strategy - with a focus on internal communication - as well as covering various aspects of public policy, public affairs and governmental relations.


This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about the relationship between public affairs and business, as well as work as part of a multinational team that focuses on global, regional and local issues that affect our operations in 70 countries and sales in many more countries.

During your internship you will get the opportunity to get to know HEINEKEN as a company, also outside your department. We give you the trust and freedom, so you can work like a real entrepreneur. We like to bring the outside world inside and therefore we embrace new, fresh ideas with enthusiasm. Of course always with the guidance that is right for you.

The department

The Global Governmental and Public Affairs team at HEINEKEN sits within the Global Corporate Affairs function, which also includes Global Communications and Sustainable Development. We manage the company’s relationship with a broad range of stakeholders, incl. government and international industry bodies as well as the company’s response to public policies on alcohol, international trade or business regulation. The Global Government and Public Affairs Team is a multinational team that works on issues across HEINEKEN markets worldwide.

The terms of employment

  • Your starting date is 1 September 2024
  • The internship is fulltime (in consultation also 4 days a week possible)
  • The duration of the internship is 5 or 6 months (in consultation with your internship supervisor)
  • It is a practice-oriented internship
  • You will be based in Amsterdam/etc.
  • Working hybrid – home and from our head office in Amsterdam
  • You will receive an internship fee of €500  gross pm based on 40 hours per week
  • You will enjoy 2 vacation days per month (based on fulltime)
  • If you do not have a student OV product, your commuting expenses will be fully reimbursed


The start of your internship

Together with a diverse group of interns from different departments you will start your internship at HEINEKEN. Together you will be introduced to the organization. Furthermore, you can organize fun activities with your fellow interns.

The unique you!

  • You have an international perspective with an ability to work as part of a team of specialists from various countries and cultures
  • You have great analytical and research skills
  • You are a problem solver who pays attention to detail and has a flexible approach

We believe that everyone has unique talents and are therefore looking for you!

  • The minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree and a genuine interest in public affairs. International experience is highly valued.
  • You have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office, but not limited to PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint
  • You have great English language and writing skills, Dutch language skills are of added value for work related to the political developments in the Netherlands


Conditions of HEINEKEN

  1. You are enrolled at an educational institution.
    1. In the case of non-EU nationality, you must be registered as an intern with a Dutch educational institution, from which we receive proof of enrollment for the current academic year from you.
    2. In case of EU nationality, you may also be registered as an intern at educational institutions outside the EU.
  2. Living in the Netherlands during internship (HEINEKEN does not facilitate housing).

Great! For more information about this vacancy or about the application process, please contact or you can apply right now.


To apply, submit your CV and a cover letter (maximum 500 words) to by 1-July-2024.  Be sure to highlight your understanding of public affairs and/or public policy, international experience, and languages, as well as previous (internship or work) experience, and explain how you think you can contribute to the team. We will then let you know whether you have been selected for an interview before the end of July.


Are you unsure if there is a perfect match? If so, we would still encourage you to apply!


Working at HEINEKEN

Every day we work with pride on our great products that you have certainly had in your hand at a party, during a work meeting or at home on the couch. HEINEKEN is much more than just beer. What about brands like Heineken 0.0, Apple Bandit, Amstel Radler and Birra Moretti. We actively work to create a pleasant work environment where everyone feels respected and has equal opportunities. Your personality, knowledge and skills are the success of our organization.


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