Internship SDG Acceleration Amsterdam

Business Studies and/or Management Science, Humanities, Social Sciences
7 Jan, 2019 to 30 Jun, 2020
30 Nov, 2019

General information

6 months


The One Family Foundation is a small family  foundation with big ambitions, run by one of the World’s leading Social Entrepreneurs. Our open door policy and collaborative working methods have quickly led to high network individuals, organizations and social entrepreneurs joining forces with us to create a network enhancing and growing impact across all regions of the globe. 

One Family together with many partners aim at solving social issues in order to trigger change in the world for the better. We strongly believe that collaboration is the key to bringing about a more equitable world for all citizens and especially the most vulnerable. 

Would you like to get  onboard a global movement of changemakers? 


The SDG Acceleration movement is a global movement set up by social entrepreneurs. Research carried out by McKinsey and One Family shows that at the current pace of progress, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be achieved in 2070. One Family believes that with collaboration this pace can be greatly accelerated and therefore we have invited around 100 of the world’s most innovative social entrepreneurs and their associates to join forces to create more impact in a shorter time scale.


In brief, the movement is operating on every level: local/national, regional and global. It aims at strengthening the  collaboration across civil society, multilateral organisations, social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, impact investors and governments.  The goal is scaling up already existing, proven, successful solutions for systemic change and thus accelerating the impact that will help us reach the SDGs by 2030. 


Who we’re looking for: 


We  are currently recruiting for interns to help coordinating a variety of initiatives that are commencing around the World as part of this movement.  One Family offers the Intern the opportunity to work with young people from various countries, and to challenge him/herself within the context of a vibrant and growing organisation.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate several initiatives, with a focus on impact investment and oriented funding, cross-sector collaboration, systems change in general, social entrepreneurship and/or the SDGs   

  • Assist in producing and editing diverse documents

  • Updating and preparing overviews

  • Coordinate/support internal and external activities (local or international meetings, travel and other logistics, drafting and editing of minutes, presentations, partners communications via email or telephone etc);

  • other ad hoc tasks.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Finalising or towards the end of your studies, with a strong interest in the SDG’s, sustainability, systemic change and social entrepreneurship

  • Fluency in English; other languages would be an asset e.g. Spanish, Russian etc

  • Internationally orientated

  • Good communication and social skills and the ability to work in a multicultural setting;

  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment

  • Hands-on attitude and willing to  help out flexibly if required

  • Preferably available immediately for a minimum of six months (part-time negotiable);

  • A Dutch working permit/student visa is required

One Family Offers:

  • The opportunity to work with leading social entrepreneurs in a fast-paced start-up global environment.

  • On-the-job training opportunities;

  • Unfortunately, there is no remuneration available, however, we do offer a free lunch and a centrally located office, in the heart of Amsterdam.


How to apply?

To apply, please email your CV and letter of motivation in English [email protected] with Reference: Intern SDG Acceleration Amsterdam

For further information about the vacancy, contact Yvonne Moholt at tel. +31 (0)640273529


No financial compensation
Years of Experience required: 
English: Proficient User C1
Level of Studies: