Event Coordinator for Sapient

Communication and Information Sciences, Social Sciences
1 Jul, 2021 to 31 Oct, 2021
1 Oct, 2021

General information

4 months

Do you want to be part of an exhilarating project, in the charming city of Amsterdam, alongside an international team of passionate change-makers, all the while you help us march toward future-proof social and ecological sustainability? If you answered yes, then we have the perfect internship for you.


About us

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.

Event Coordinator

We are looking for an organized Event Coordinator intern to join our team as soon as possible. You will be responsible for planning and managing events of various sizes and purposes, understanding what it takes to make sure the logistics work out, keeping everything within the allocated budget and ensuring that the event itself is carried out smoothly.

Your tasks will include:

  • Plan, organise, promote, host and sponsor events & fundraisers for Sapient and its internal projects,
  • Find venues and entertainers for our events in Amsterdam.

  • Create online and offline events such as a monthly team building Sapient Days.

  • Risk assessment.

  • Collaboration with different departments and projects.

Do you fit our profile?

  • Good communication skills, 

  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills,

  • Time management, organisational and strategic thinking skills; 

  • Creativity and attention to details;

  • Event Management skills/experience is a plus;

  • 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?

  • A more in-depth understanding of social business and its social & environmental impact,

  • The opportunity to participate in a dynamic, proactive and young environment,

  • Autonomy and flexible working hours,

  • The power to make a difference,

  • The opportunity to acquire new skills, learn and grow,

  • Amazing colleagues.

Internship Details:

Currently we are looking for a new intern to join us as soon as possible for a minimum of 3 months (minimum of 4 months during the summer).

Unfortunately the internship is unpaid, however you can choose the duration that suits you best (minimum of three months). Also you can choose your own working hours as full-time or part-time as long as you strictly follow the program you set for yourself. 

Due to Corona restrictions, it is possible to work remotely for certain positions. It's also possible to work from our office Ferdinand Huyckstraat 62, 1061 HW Amsterdam.

About the team:

Our interns are called Padawans who are highly motivated to make the world a better place. The Sapient team consists of people who are team oriented, goal driven, proactive, independent and open-minded. We work both in teams and individually. So, we are looking for like minded people to join our team. 

To keep the team spirit during the Corona 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 Padawans and to strengthen our sense of belonging. 

Do you/are you . . . . ?

  • Believe in a better world; 

  • Environmentally friendly; 

  • Sustainability promoter

  • Against food waste; 

  • Social oriented; 

  • Interested in social business;

Yes to all???  Wow….. Then you are even more than welcome to join us =)

Contact information

If this sounds appealing to you please send your CV and motivation letter to [email protected] (all documents must be in english). Make sure to include “Internship Application (position) MM.YY – MM.YY)” in the subject header with the position you are applying for and your dates of availability. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are applying from outside the EU and you do not have a working visa, please ensure that you sort out how you plan to arrange your stay in the Netherlands. We do not offer any assistance regarding visas and permits.

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






No financial compensation
English: Proficient User C1
Event Organization skills