Intern, Downstream Operations


Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes 272 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV.

We have two openings for an:

Intern, Downstream Operations (m/f)
Up to 36 hours p/wk
Brill office - Leiden NL

Are you a creative problem solver? Have a technical aptitude and a willingness to learn about the inner workings of a scholarly publisher? Whether you are following a graduate/undergraduate program aimed at publishing and media, publishing technology and logistics, or business and communications, this is an excellent opportunity to get first-hand experience in a professional environment.

Brill is looking for two interns to support the Downstream Operations team made up of the following departments:

  • Production & Logistics
  • Platform Technology
  • Product Solutions
  • Applications & Data

The internships are flexible in terms of duration (up to six months) and scope.  With guidance and supervision from the department, interns will be given the tools and resources needed to complete both long-term projects and one-off tasks. These could include, but are not limited to the following tasks:

  • Analyse usage of digital products, e-commerce sales, logistical data, etc.
  • Support efforts in the distribution of content and metadata to third parties.
  • Create and edit pages on our corporate website
  • Work with Google Analytics reporting to provide insight into user behaviour across Brill websites, marketing campaigns, etc.
  • Support creation and updating of technical documentation for applications managed within the Applications & Data team.

Your Profile

  • Proficiency in English; working knowledge of Dutch is a plus, but not required.
  • A self-starter able to work independently while also working as part of a team.
  • A technical aptitude with the willingness to learn how to use new applications.
  • Familiarity with XML and online publishing is a plus, but not required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft excel and other office suite programs.
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of the scholarly publishing industry.
  • Applicants must be registered as a student at an official Dutch training institute, or international institution (via the Erasmus Grant program, for example), throughout the entire internship period. Both graduate-level and under graduate level applicants will be considered.

Applications should be sent by email to Koninklijke Brill NV attn. Nassira Chouiar, HR Business Partner,
More information about the internship can be obtained from Anja van Hoek, Program Manager online Resources,
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