New OWL Committee 2022

OWL Committee 2022 Recruitment

We are now open for applicants for the new 2022 OWL Committee members.
OWL stands for Orientation Week Leiden and is the introduction period for international students at the beginning of each semester


  • Dutch or international students (Bachelor or Master)
  • Have a flexible attitude
  • Are internationally oriented/have international experience
  • Thinking out of the box attitude and a hands on approach
  • Team player
  • Available for a year!

The committee…

  • Will consist of 4-7 members, preferably a balanced mix of nationality and gender and experiences
  • Uses the format of the previous Orientation Weeks, with plenty of room for  your own ideas and creativity
  • Will have a variety of tasks, this includes making a suitable programme (winter and summer) maintaining the app and the website and other social media, sponsoring, Public Relations, recruitment, organisation and execution of the activities that will take place during the Orientation Weeks

What do you gain?

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • A fun and informative professional experience
  • Ability to work independently in a flexible environment
  • Experience Leiden University from a whole new perspective
  • Improve your organisational and collaboration skills by working in a dynamic team
  • A valuable addition to your résumé
  • Great boost to your social network
  • Financially: you get paid 6 committee months


  • From October ‘21 till 30 September ‘22
  • Starting approximately 12 hours a week
  • Full time in January, July and August

Not sure yet?

Still thinking about it or want to know more about what it takes or what functions we have in the OWL Board? You can send an email to and ask all your questions. 


Send us an application letter with a short motivation (please no more than 1 page) and a CV with some relevant information (including name, age, nationality, study)

The (extended) deadline for applying is Friday the 24th of September, 16.00 hrs.  Please send CV and cover letter by this date. Interviews will be held in the week following, we will contact you with the details at that time. You can email your application for OWL board 2022 to:

Kind regards,

On behalf of the OWL selection committee