Assistant Coordinator

Humanities, Languages and Philological Sciences, Social Sciences
1 Sep, 2020 to 1 Mar, 2021
11 Oct, 2020

General information

6 months
2-3 days per week

We like to say that you take as much from your internship as you put into it. This means that if you are pro-active and full of ideas then your internship with us is likely to be an extremely rewarding experience! We are more than happy to give you the freedom, resources and responsibilities to exceed your task description. And of course we will guide you through this learning experience in our young and dynamic way.

Why join our team?

  • You will get the opportunity to discover the beautiful and dynamic city of Amsterdam, with its unique lifestyle and culture
  • You will be able to ride your bike to work and contribute to environmental sustainability
  • You will be able to meet many people from different backgrounds within and beyond your working environment
  • Get to know amazing people in the team and learn how to work in a team and individually
  • You will get to know many cool locations and events in Amsterdam during our ad hoc projects
  • A chance for you to be living in another country on your own and to observe how far this will take you
  • The workplace is located in the coolest building in town - it’s managed co-operatively by artists and activists alike
  • You will have full access to our (international) network of researchers, activists and organisations working on making this world a better place
  • Finally, we offer free weekly dinners, surplus groceries, tea and coffee in the office!

Many students from all over the world have already embarked on an internship with Taste Before You Waste and it has been a valuable experience for all of us. We are also a registered foundation (Stichting), meaning that you can receive official accreditation for your university or workplace if so desired.

As an intern, you attend weekly meetings with the other Core Team members, in which we reflect on the events of the week, the progress on all projects and plans for the coming week, as well as making collective decisions and strategise on the bigger picture of our organisation. Otherwise, you are free to either work at our office in Amsterdam or from home, unless your position requires otherwise.

Unfortunately we are not able to compensate interns financially for their time and energy. All we can offer are free weekly dinners and surplus groceries and being part of a conscious and engaged community of food heroes.

We want to emphasise that for this position specifically we are looking for someone who can be supported by the Erasmus+ or other funded programmes. This position takes up more time and responsibilty than our other internships and thus we desire a candidate who is comfortable putting in the hours and therefore gets some monetary value in return, even if we as a foundation are not able to provide this. We have hosted a number of these interns before and are happy to go through the Learning Agreement and so on. The period is set for 6 months but we are happy to continue for a longer period in consultation.



The Assistant Coordinator will be working closely with the General Coordinator to share the roles for coordinating the activities, interns and volunteers. This involves maintaining our space via a number of physical tasks, as well as doing administrative work like receiving and responding to emails, facilitating meetings and scheduling appointments. Further tasks include guiding the weekly pick ups that are done by the volunteers. Furthermore, the Assitant Coordinator is expected to help with any other tasks that can help the foundation to grow and improve and they are encouraged to be creative within this position. It is expected that the Assistant Coordinator will attend and occasionally facilitate the weekly core team meetings on Tuesday morning from 9:30-11:30. As our organisation grows, so do the projects we are involved in so tasks are constanting fluctuating, keeping us all interested and on our toes!


No financial compensation

Additional Information

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and a short (300-500 words) motivation letter in English to [email protected] We appreciate applications via the Erasmus Intern platform but will only acknowledge those sent directly to our email, as a statement of strong interest in the position.
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