Administrative Coordinator - Food Circle

Business Studies and/or Management Science, Communication and Information Sciences, Social Sciences
1 Jan, 2022 to 31 Mar, 2022
28 Feb, 2022

General information

3 months

About us: Sapient

We are a social business catalysing sustainable environmental and social impact actions in our society, through multiple projects and collaborations. Sapient Social & Environmental Enterprises was established in 2016 and consists of a team of bright, young inspired individuals, from across the globe who dedicate themselves to stop food waste, renew democracy, provide local green energy solutions, and help other social businesses in their path to positive impact.

About the Project: Food Circle

Food Circle is one of Sapient's projects whose goal is to unite organizations who are fighting food waste in Amsterdam. Main tasks of Food Circle include creating new projects to tackle food waste and raise awareness about social and environmental challenges. Currently, we are working on two internal projects. For instance, we are developing an entertaining and educational card game called Zero Waste Chef which aims to create awareness about food waste, in a fun way.

About the Position: Administrative Coordinator

Administrative coordination is about gaining insight on how Sapient and Food Circle function and finding ways to improve different aspects of our company: ensuring simplicity and accessibility in our online structures, document organization, communication, and more. Administrative Coordinators not only make sure that processes in our company are in order, but they implement new processes and organizational ideas that would improve the functioning of the company.
We are looking for an innovative Administrative Coordinator intern to join our team and help us find a way to gain the most from our experiences both individually, and as an organisation.

Your tasks will include:

  • Organising, collecting and updating knowledge and information in a clear, accessible way and putting it together to be available for everyone in the company.
  • Understanding and communicating Sapient’s missions and values in a clear and accessible way for everyone.
  • Establishing an information architecture for multiple user groups, in a knowledge sharing environment.
  • Locating and archiving institutional knowledge.
  • Increasing communication within the team and conducting entrance and exit interviews with other interns to ensure a good work environment for all team members

Do you fit our profile?

  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills,
  • Creative writing skills,
  • Information management and organising skills,
  • Solid problem-solving and decision-making skills with quality focus,
  • Data-collecting, analysis and research skills,
  • Enjoys working in an international, challenging and social environment.

What we offer

This is a non-paid internship. So what’s in it for you?

  • In-depth understanding of our social business and its social & environmental impact
  • Opportunity to participate in a dynamic, enthusiastic, proactive environment
  • Autonomy and flexible working hours
  • Opportunity to grow your international communication skills
  • A platform for contributing to environmental sustainability

Internship Details

  • It is important to state that this is an unpaid internship.
  • Even though you can choose the duration that suits you best, our internships last a minimum of three months.
  • You can also choose to be full-time or part-time, as well as set up your working hours, as long as you strictly follow the program you set for yourself.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we currently offer this position as a remote internship.

About the team

The Sapient team consists of people who are team oriented, goal driven, proactive, independent and open-minded. We work both in teams and individually, and therefore, are looking for like minded people to join our team.

To keep the team spirit during the COVID-19 times, we have team meetings at least once a week, and once a month, we organize Sapient Days with fun activities both online and offline in order to welcome new interns (Padawans) and to strengthen our sense of belonging.

Contact information

If, after reading the information above, you believe you are the perfect candidate for the position, we urge you to send your CV and your motivational letter to [email protected] In the subject header, make sure to include the position you are applying for and your dates of availability [format: Internship Application Administrative Coordinator MM.YY – MM.YY].
It is important to note that all documents must be in English language.

Please, be aware that we review applications as we receive them. Therefore, we strongly suggest applying early to maximize your chances of acceptance.

We look forward to hearing from you!


No financial compensation
English: Proficient User C1
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