Internship: Business Administration (Buyer Programme)

The role

WYSE Travel Confederation is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Business Administration Intern to join the Buyer Programme team on a full-time basis for 6 months, starting in February 2019. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate endeavouring to start a career in a Business field (Communications, Sales, Project Management, Business Administration, Business Development) or the travel industry. The Business Development Intern will report to the Buyer Programme Manager and work closely with the Events, Membership and Marketing teams. The internship will focus on supporting daily operations and projects of the Buyer Programme team. The successful candidate will also be required to perform some daily office tasks and provide support to all teams within the organisation, including specific projects, as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the recruitment of buyers for the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) 2019 and the STAY WYSE Hostel Conference 2019:
    1. Encourage buyers to apply for the Buyer Programme
    2. Remind incomplete application holders to provide missing information
    3. Obtain references from applicants’ trade partners
    4. Prepare complete applications for assessment
  • Promote WYSE Travel Confederation membership to buyers and encourage Buyer category membership applications
  • Answer email, phone and online queries of buyers
  • Record of all buyer leads and their status updates
  • Provide additional administrative support to the Buyer Programme team as required
  • Provide project support to the Buyer Programme team as required

Skills & Qualifications

  • At least two years of University level education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and (preferably) other languages
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and take full ownership of responsibilities under little supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • An international mind-set and an ability to work in an environment and industry with people from across the globe
  • A valid visa to work in The Netherlands

What we offer

  • Monthly compensation of 600 euros
  • An opportunity to gain a valuable business development experience at an organization that represents the world’s most powerful network of youth, student and educational travel businesses. The Business Administration Intern will work as part of an international team in a beautiful historical building centrally located in the heart of Amsterdam.

Apply now

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your CV (in English), and covering letter to Applications without a covering letter will not be considered. Successful applicants will be contacted during the week commencing on 7 January, and initial phone interviews will take place during the week commencing on 14 January.