ProQR Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotech company listed on NASDAQ with offices in Leiden, the Netherlands and Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. ProQR is focused on the development of potentially  game changing RNA therapies for severe genetic rare diseases. Our mission is to help patients by creating new medicines. A team of 160 enthusiastic ProQRians from all walks of life and more than 30 different nationalities is up to this challenge. We have the passion and commitment to make a difference in the lives of the patients we serve. 


Department: Business Intelligence (and Communications)

Description of the project:

During the internship you will help increase engagement with the inherited retinal disease (IRD) community via social media. The aim is to boost awareness around ProQR’s emerging RNA therapies for genetic eye conditions and our company in general. The IRD community consists of IRD patients, their families and social circle, IRD advocacy groups and specialized eye healthcare professionals.
Tasks during the internship could include:
Research social media platform and content opportunities in the field of rare blinding diseases (social listening & folksonomie)
Create a content calendar
Contribute to content and campaigns
Research what additional social platforms we could use
Help to make social media guidelines and raise awareness internally
Skills and competencies that are required for making the difference:

Enrolled in a University level program in Communications, Science & Business or related field
Good knowledge of spoken and written English
Flexible and eager to learn
Hands-on mentality
Excellent knowledge of all major social platforms
Knowledge of Google and social media analytics
Photo, video, podcast production skills are a plus
Knowledge of Adobe Spark and/or other Adobe software is a plus
An interest in science/medicine is a plus
A nice person :-)

ProQR as an employer

As an employer, we are a true believer of the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to develop themselves, personally and professionally. We believe that happy and energized people, working well together in an environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal and awesome things.

We are committed to ensure that no employee, candidate or job applicant receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of race, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status. At ProQR we want to create an inclusive culture where everyone can be valued for who they are and in which individual differences and the contributions in all forms are recognized and valued.

We offer an exciting and innovative working environment in a very committed organization, with the following benefits:

• Monthly allowance
• A subsidized staff restaurant
• Flexible working arrangements
• Unlimited (un)healthy snacks and drinks
• Employee events (boot camp, chair massage and other social events)

Do you think you can contribute in achieving our mission? If so, we’re looking forward to receiving your application by filling out our application form.

You can contact Sariette Witte at if you have any questions.

Please note that a screening is part of our selection procedure.