Help us make a difference by working on sustainability within the largest commercial media and entertainment company in the Netherlands!

About the role

Airline, Agri-food, or Fashion industries often come to the top of your mind when talking about the responsibility of business activities on climate change, but more rarely the Media and Entertainment industry is mentioned. While producing, distributing and monetizing content do in fact contribute to the emission of greenhouse gases as well, and because as a media we do have a role to play to raise awareness and educate about the environmental crisis.

At RTL Netherlands, sustainable development is an important topic, and we have started to actively address this strategic and crucial issue since 2020, influencing more and more the way we do business.

Together with the various business units within RTL, we collect data to gain insights into our carbon emissions, with the aim of defining a data-driven strategic action plan to become carbon neutral by 2030. And that goes further than TV only…

Besides our linear channels on TV, which include RTL 4 and RTL 5, we are working on sustainability of our digital products, such as Videoland, RTL XL, Buienradar and RTL Nieuws. And that is not all, as other areas we focus on are the production of the content we broadcast, the advertisements we air, emissions that come from our own operations and facilities. We also work on the editorial and storytelling side to change the way we address the environmental topic within our content.




What will you do

By working on sustainability within RTL, you will work with stakeholders of various departments, which will provide you with a broad understanding of our business operations. During your internship, you will:

  • Analyze market trends and competitors: carbon reduction strategies, communication, product approach
  • Collect data and conduct analyses to measure the carbon footprint of RTL Netherlands products
  • Work on carbon reduction strategies with various business units of RTL, taking into account the varying business operations and needs of the departments
  • Drive the implementation of the sustainable initiatives
  • Work with the content and editorial teams on various projects to embed the environmental topic within our shows
  • Work on internal communication to improve awareness and engagement among RTL employees
  • Interact with external vendors to collaborate on sustainable development
  • Work with international stakeholders by participating in the RTL Group Climate Task Force
  • Work in an agile environment driving change and influencing senior level


What we offer

  • Plenty of development opportunities.
  • Nice colleagues and you work in an involved and passionate team.
  • Internship allowance of 400 euros per month.
  • We usually work together 2 to 3 days together in the office, but you can be flexible with your location and work both from your own home and the office.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Opportunities to develop more broadly by looking at other teams.
  • Great office in Hilversum media park, walking distance from the trains, parking facilities and great restaurant.


Who you are and your qualifications

  • You are enthusiastic and passionate about the topic of sustainability
  • You are enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably in the field of sustainability, environmental science or business studies. Please note that this internship position is only suitable when you are currently enrolled as a student. 
  • Experience, or at least a strong interest, in the media industries and its current challenges
  • Strong analytical skills, understanding the risks and opportunities of specific projects and develop and drive the plans accordingly
  • Team player with interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proactive attitude and a can-do mentality
  • Powerpoint and Excel skills
  • You are available to start around August/September 2024 for a period of 5-6 months. If this doesn’t fit your availability please mention in your application so we can see if we can make it work. 


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About RTL Nederland

RTL Nederland is one of Holland's leading and most distinguishing media companies. Its goal is to entertain and inform a broad audience 24/7 on all relevant platforms with stories that touch both the heart and mind. The all-round media entertainment company boasts five free to air television stations (RTL 4, RTL 5, RTL 7, RTL 8 and RTL Z), an independent news organisation, the leading local video on demand platform Videoland, three digital channels (RTL Lounge, RTL Crime and RTL Telekids) and the digital weather platform Buienradar. Its channels and platforms offer a wide variety predominately Dutch programs and international content, documentaries, films and drama. RTL Nederland is a subsidiary company of RTL Group and part of the international Bertelsmann organisation.


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Belinda Gelsema

Belinda Gelsema

Adviseur Werving Talent +31 35 6466 280