by Tom Bosschaert

Dec. 20, 2018

Tom Bosschaert

Except is expanding with projects that are to shape the future of sustainable development in various places around the world. We are looking for passionate and exceptional interns at the beginning of their scientific career. We are seeking someone who shares our mission to build the foundations of a sustainable and resilient society and who has an affinity for data or writing in a scientific manner.

Science communications writer

We are looking for a new member of the Except Integrated Sustainability team to aid in both internal and external communications. The right candidate will float between the scientific research team with their work on multiple integrated sustainability projects, and the public relations team.

The types of projects which the new team member will be communicating will include implementing the sustainable development goals (SDG) in practice, circular economy implementation, sustainable food production systems, and future cities. Except is at the forefront of sustainable development, smart urban planning, and industrial ecology in the built environment, and thus we are looking for someone with drive and vision which matches our own.

Successful candidates will join the Except team in Utrecht for a minimum of 6 months. They will aid the team in communicating multiple projects spanning Europe, the Middle East and East Asia in both formal and informal writing. As our working language is English, Dutch proficiency is not a prerequisite for this position.

Roles and Tasks:

The new member of the Except team will have a background in one of the following disciplines and a portfolio of English writing skills:

  • A formal science degree
  • Social sciences
  • Communications sciences

Type of work:

  • Translation of scientific works to content
  • Writing scientific papers
  • Helping produce Thought Leadership
  • Sustainability writing
  • Writing proposals

Location in Utrecht, the Netherlands

While Except projects have a global focus, the position is in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We have regular face to face contact with the team and work from within the office in Utrecht, but we are flexible on working from home.

About Except

Except Integrated Sustainability is a sustainable development, design and innovation consultancy. We consist of a multi-disciplinary team of about 20 people and we are growing. Except delivers concepts and strategies for resilient, just, and inspiring cities, companies, and governance. We apply innovative systemic analysis, develop roadmaps towards resilience, and execute solutions with inspiring design. Together we bridge gaps between sectors to accelerate the frontier of sustainability, and create concepts that are realistic and feasible.

We’re a passionate, practical, and dynamic cooperative of entrepreneurs, known for our interdisciplinary and innovative approach. Interested and want to know more? Send us your application, including a motivation letter, CV, and portfolio (if applicable) to

Dec. 20, 2018