Knowledge Coordinator - Food Circle Internship

Business Studies and/or Management Science, Education and/or Teacher Training, Social Sciences
16 Nov, 2020 to 20 Mar, 2021
12 Feb, 2020

General information

3 months

Knowledge Coordinator - Food Circle Internship

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.

About the project

Food Circle is one of Sapient's projects whose goal is to unite organizations who are fighting against food waste in Amsterdam. Mostly, Food Circle supports them on social media or helps bringing in volunteers for their events. Currently, it is also developing an entertaining and educating card game called Zero Waste Chef which aims to create awareness about food waste in a fun way.

About Position - Knowledge Coordination

We acquire a lot of knowledge about the different issues we are facing and trying to solve. We also acquire knowledge about the way we work that needs to be captured, and these learnings have to be organised to improve the processes in the company. We are looking for an innovative Knowledge Coordinator intern to join our team to help us find a way to gain the most from our experiences both individually, and as an organisation.

Your tasks will include:

  • Coaching, guiding and training employees.
  • 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.

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?

  • 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 immediately for a minimum of 3 months.

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.

Contact information

If this sounds appealing to you please send your CV and motivational letter to email address [email protected]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.


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