Sapient was established on Jan’ 2016 and it is a project-oriented, social business, and democratic organisation. Healthy & Affordable is one of the projects in Sapient Social & Environmental Enterprises that is supposed to be separated from Sapient and be the autonomous organization. For that reason, we are looking for people who will be able to work and focus only on Healthy & Affordable.
We believe that every individual is unique and talented, and has the potential to make a positive change in this world. Here everybody can express themselves and manage their own work.
We want to make a difference and support every idea that can solve the challenges in Healthy & Affordable project to safe as much wasted food as possible in Amsterdam. Our interns are Padawans , already with power and making decisions. The project has own goals and team. The team works individually, but together, with freedom, but with defined goals and responsibilities.
Healthy & Affordable is in a phase which requires many tasks to be done simultaneously in order to increase our impact. Anyone who would like to have a more in-depth understanding of social business, social & environmental impact, and participating in a dynamic, proactive and young environment are welcome to apply for this internship.
The team of Healthy & Affordable works hard to impact and involve as many people & organisations as possible, thus, there are many exciting daily tasks and we are open to new suggestions to improve processes . You are very welcome to try your best and obtain the experience you are seeking. We will tailor the internship to you. You will have the opportunity to meet new people and bring onboard to our network.
PositionsSocial media & Promotion
You will be creating content, also together with the design and video teams, post it, promote (Boost) these posts, answer questions and communicate with members of the different communities, create relationships with other pages and groups, and more. You will learn about new platforms you probably never used, as well as sharpen your skills on the ones you know & use already.
It will be necessary for you to learn about new developments of the platforms, to stay ahead of the game. You will learn how to create plans for posts and promotion as well as how to execute the, as well as learn how to automate some of the tasks to increase the efficiency of the work process.
Right now, a lot of the work is done manually, but ultimately we would like our social media activity to be as automatised as possible. This means that you will not only create content but also improve the efficiency of this position.
We require 1 person constantly in this position, which will be working together with the rest of the team.
English is a must
The internship will involve English writing, reading and conversation skills. You need to have an excellent command of English to be able to contribute to the work. In general communication with Dutch entrepreneurs can be done in English. All communication in the office is done in English as well. If you feel your level of English needs improvement, please take care of that before applying.
We are covering the Netherlands therefore along with English, any knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage and will also help you with your social life. ;-)
Internship duration and working hours:
You can choose the duration that suits you best but we require a minimum of three months (four in the summer). 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. Our recommendations are:
Full-time: 8hrs/day - 5 days/week
Part-time: 5hrs/day - 5 days/week
We can always negotiate to decide how long should the internship be and how many hours per day are suitable for you, as well as days per week
You can also work less days per week, which leaves you time to work on other projects or ideas you might have for your future, or have an income earning job on the side.
Please Note: This internship platform requires us to put a specific amount of months for the internship but other duration options are also possible with a minimum of two months.
We have no fixed office and work from various places in Amsterdam like the VU (Vrij Universiteit), UVA (Universiteit Van Amsterdam), or OBA (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam), as well as other co-working spaces in the city.
Who do we like to work with:
The Sapient team is comprised of people who are punctual, team oriented, goal driven, proactive, and highly motivated to make the world a better place. We require the same from all our team members, so they can fit in this environment we created.
Your work will be mostly on your own or with another intern so you will have to be very independent, self supportive, proactive and outgoing and being able to manage your own time in view of the goals to be achieved. We will have team meetings at least once a week where we try to create a strong team feeling and you will be required to fit into that. We like our Padawan to come with solutions instead of problems.
Motivation and interest in social entrepreneurship and/or social startups.
Depending on the position you applied for, there are different qualifications required, such as:
Media and Communications
Entrepreneurial and creative mindset
Action-oriented, takes initiative, spontaneous
Sociable personality, good at communicating with people and enjoys social activities, bringing people together
Skilled at presentations and comfortable communicating to large groups of people
Previous experience with posting on social media commercially is a plus (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
Event Management skills/experience is also a plus
Do you / are you . . . . ?
Believe in a better world; Environmentally safe and friendly; social; passionate about social business and other initiatives in the Netherlands and around the world;equality for all; positive impact oriented, sharing economy promoter; a believer in a fair society; rational; logical; good hearted; make sense; fight food waste; believe in a better democracy; know that every individual can create positive impact?
Yes to all ??? Wow….. then you are more than welcome to join us :-)
Please send your CV, a motivation letter, and social media links to:
Be sure to add the words “Internship application [write the position]” in the subject header so we can easily distribute your mail to the other team members and mention the period you want to join us.