Philips Lighting Internship: Learning and Change Management in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Your Responsibilities

The separation from Royal Philips, the different scale and size of the standalone organization and a rapid changing business environment continue to transform the key competences we need to focus on for success. The Learning organization will organize, support and maintain this core and critical competence/capability in learning and create learning & development options that fit with all generations, with fit for future supporting tools and minimum customization (preferring off the shelf offering/outsourcing). The changed name “Learning CoE” illustrates both the changed nature of the offer and stipulates that learning is a constantly developing broad discipline, built around all development experiences, not only ‘classroom’ or ‘formal’ learning. We will implement a personalized learning tool that supports social learning and experiential learning, brings content from online and internal learning platforms, and will enable employees to capture their learning experiences that create competence in our organization. This initiative will make the ’70-20-10’ learning model more tangible and strengthen the learning especially on the non-class room and informal learning activities, such as social and experiential learning.


  • Support of the Change manager in the cultural change within the global organization

  • Engage in the plan and steps for implementing the new learning strategy and measuring the effects of it

  • Organization and facilitation of all Learning change meetings

  • Support workshops given to Lighting management and leaders

  • Improving the process framework of the Lighting Learning CoE

  • Bringing a new Learning Culture alive within Philips Lighting

  • Support of the Learning COE organization

  • At the start of the internship, we will define 3 key projects for the intern to lead, which will be of relevance to the Lighting CoE at that point

Your team

Philips Lighting is a world leading lighting company aiming at improving people’s lives with light by delivering unique value and energy efficient solutions to consumers and professional customers, every day and everywhere. We are using deep customer insights and technological innovations, coupled with our trusted brand and global leadership positions, to lead the digital lighting revolution.

The Lighting CoE’s vision is to help outperform the industry with an efficient and impactful learning & knowledge sharing environment accessible anytime, anyplace.

Learning is a daily habit for everyone, it’s one that will pay off in the future and can be done in various learning activities, every day. The Lighting Learning CoE will enable this culture by creating the most vibrant learning environment in the industry achieved through knowledge sharing and learning that is fast, intuitive, relevant, timely, impactful, easy to access, and fun.

The Philips Lighting learning CoE is a key element in:

  • The rapid building of business-critical competencies needed for our people to execute on our strategy

  • Creating a deep leadership bench-strength

  • Changing the Learning Culture at Philips Lighting

  • Providing customers with the insights, knowledge and skills that promote Philips lighting excellence in our products, systems and services

Our Offer

We offer you an exciting work experience you will never forget. You will become member of the team that will implement a new Learning culture in the global lighting organization which is in a disruptive change. Thus, you will be a part of the change. You will work in a very inspirational place with a lot of responsibility within a new team.

Through our internships you:

  • Gain international work experience

  • Get experience in new learning techniques

  • Learn how to leverage your knowledge

  • Get inspired working in a small innovative team

  • Strengthen your communication skills

  • Develop your creativity and reflect on your unlimited talents We are looking for An engaged and intelligent student, eager to learn how an international business and Corporate Learning works. Someone who is willing to work hard but also develop and learn as they grow into the role. Therefore, we are looking for someone to join us for 6 or 12 months. This will make it possible to give an increasing amount of responsibility to the intern.To be successful in this internship we are looking for you to be:

  • Currently studying towards your HBO Bachelor / Bachelor of Science / Master of science WO in the areas of human resources (preferred), business/economics, marketing/communication and/or psychology – or have proven your interest in these areas through previous experiences

  • A creative thinker who would welcome an opportunity to do things in a different way

  • Strategic in finding alternative ways of communication for transferring and preserving knowledge

  • Experienced in change management in a corporate environment in previous internship is a plus

  • Having “I can do this” mentality

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Organizing and planning

  • Able to interact in a global environment with stakeholders at all levels in the organization

  • Strong analytical skills, process thinking

  • Understanding of change processes and what motivates people

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Effective communication

  • Fluent in English speaking & writing

Internship conditions:

  • Students on work placement or final-year study assignment are paid a work placement or final-year study assignment allowance.

  • A student on a work placement or final-year study assignment is paid an allowance towards rented accommodation, depending on his/her situation. This will be determined setting up the Intern Contract.

  • A student on work placement or final-year study assignment who can prove that he/she is not entitled to a student card for public transport (OV-studentenkaart) is paid an allowance to cover the cost of travel between home and the place of work in accordance with the Conditions of Employment Guideline.

  • The student is entitled to paid leave on the basis of 1 day per month.

  • Opportunity to buy Philips products with tax benefit (Philips MyShop)


Required documents in order to process your application:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and are you ready to take on this challenge?

Contact Person:

Ekaterina Dimitrova

Recruitment process

Join the leading lighting company for the digital world, and help us unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. Be a game changer. Be Philips Lighting. Apply today.


  • EU/EER students: In order to be considered for this internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation of this may be requested at any time.

  • Non EU students in Dutch Universities: You need to be registered as a student and your university needs to sign the Nuffic Agreement. The internship needs to be compulsory part of your studies (receive ECTS in turn). In case of non-compulsory internship, you need to encompass a letter from the university in which it states that the internship contributes to your personal development, what your learning goals will be and what tasks you will carry out during the internship. The letter has to be signed and stamped by your university.

  • Non EU students in non-Dutch Universities: You need to be registered as a student and the internship should be compulsory part of your studies. Also, you need to be able to get official approval of your university for this internship (Nuffic agreement).Please apply only if you can meet the aforementioned requirements.