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Finance intern

Are you passionate about finance and do you have an eye for detail? Would you like to learn new skills while contributing to our work to end child exploitation? Become an intern at the Finance Team of Terre des Hommes!

About Terre des Hommes

Terre des Hommes Netherlands aims to prevent child exploitation, to remove children from exploitative situations, and to ensure that these children are able to continue their development in a safe environment.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses on Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC), the Worst Forms of Child Labour, Child Trafficking and Migration, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crisis. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes Netherlands is developing and implementing projects and programmes through local partners, mainly in Asia and Africa. Terre des Hommes Netherlands also advocates for policy change at the European Union (EU) level and country level for better policies tackling child exploitation

Position within the organisation

The Finance Intern works within the Head Office (HO) finance team together with a financial controller, an assistant controller and a finance officer. So great opportunities to learn.

Goal of this internship

During this internship you will get the opportunity to work along with the finance department. You will support and work together with the team to migrate all financial data of Terre des Hommes independent shops (about 30) to a different accounting software, from Visma to Exact. This may also involve coordination with the treasurers in our shops to help them with this migration.

Secondly, the finance department is writing a finance manual this year. During your internship you can help do this writing. By conducting interviews with the team to learn the processes and then document them.

Thirdly, uploading invoices and payments for processing is part of this internship.

Concrete tasks you will do

  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • File all supporting documents for administration and projects and ensure the filing system of the organization is in order.
  • Coordinate with Terre des Hommes country offices to improve consistency across the organization.
  • Assist in office administration, e.g filling, photo copying, etc.
  • Assist in preparing supporting information for project audits.
  • Perform any other duties that come up.

What do you bring?

  • Studying a Bachelor's Degree in finance, economics, accounting or any other relevant degree.
  • Knowledge of Exact
  • Fluent in English and Dutch
  • Possessing an eye for detail and you work precisely

What do we offer?

  • An inspiring and challenging internship in which you can learn a lot and get responsibility to implement your own tasks (under supervision of the finance team)
  • Period: minimum of 4 months, 28-36 hours per week
  • Many very knowledgeable and driven international colleagues
  • An internship allowance (€300 per month based on 36 hours per week). Please note that you need to be registered with a University or School (BA or MA programme) in order to receive this allowance
  • A balance between working at our office at one of the nicest squares in The Hague and working from home (preferably Thursday in the office)

Would you like to do your internship with us?

Does this opportunity sound interesting to you and are you excited to contribute to our work? Recruitment is on-going until we have found a successful candidate, so please apply by uploading your CV and motivation letter when you can.

Do you have any specific questions about the role? Contact Jodie Sanderson (Financial controller) on j.sanderson@tdh.nl. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Integrity and Child Safeguarding

Terre des Hommes is committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

Terre des Hommes aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also our high standard of values and principles to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct.

Terre des Hommes in particular is committed to keeping children and vulnerable individuals safe and does not accept any form of (child) abuse. Every Terre des Hommes employee is bound by the Child Safeguarding Policy and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy, part of our Code of Conduct. Child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process.

Note: We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. All offers of employment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records, Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring omtrent Gedrag) and/or terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment. By submitting your application you accept that Terre des Hommes will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates. Terre des Hommes participates in the Inter- Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

Terre des Hommes is unfortunately not able to provide a work / residence visa for applicants outside the EU.

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