Business Development & Entrepreneurship

Internship Description

Are you a do-gooder in the making who loves business development and looking for an internship? Then read on!

Doing good is in our nature. When we see poverty or effects of climate change, we want to do something! And yet we often do less than we would like. That's why The Social Handshake makes doing good easy and more impactful!

We already help more than 100 companies and 3,000 employees who want to make more of an impact. Among other things, we offer Charity Gift Cards and LoonGift. With LoonGift you can support charities directly from your salary, with tax benefits. Moreover, many employers double the donations. For example, it costs 1 euro while a charity receives 3.40 euros! 

The Social Handshake is a Social Fintech Startup. We are informal, and impact comes first! The more support for charities like Donate Effectively, UNICEF, Justdiggit, WarChild or Free a Girl, the better. In this way, together with employers, employees and charities, we make the world more sustainable and social. Will you join us?

🤩 The Challenge

  • You support in Business Development and Sales. For example, you help prepare interviews with companies and presentations.
  • You will support the founder in liaising with potential customers.
  • You will conduct research on various topics relevant to the company in the areas of HR, CSR and Benefits.
  • You will think about marketing and sales in collaboration with marketing and communications.
  • You work closely with the team to make The Social Handshake and LoonGift bigger in the Netherlands; you like to think about this. If you have a good idea, let's go!

🎯 Who we are looking for:

  • You are eager to make an impact and have an affinity for social entrepreneurship
  • You are entrepreneurial, commercially driven, sociable and communicatively strong
  • You are good at organizing, structuring and working independently
  • You have HBO or WO working and thinking level
  • You are proactive, know how to get things done and work well together
  • You have an excellent sense of communication, are good at dealing with people, by mail and phone
  • You have a fluent command of Dutch and English in word and writing
  • You enjoy supporting other departments in addition to this role

✅ What we offer:

  • An inspiring work environment at a start-up with a driven team and room for initiative
  • A place where you can contribute to a better world and work with professionals and do-gooders
  • A large network at the intersection of social enterprises, business and charities
  • There is possibly room for carrying out a personal (study) assignment and a lot of attention for your personal development.
  • Gain valuable business experience on various facets within the business world
  • Great workplace at SDG House Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam (working 3 days from home is possible)
  • An internship period of 4-6 months, with 6 months preferred. Start date is Sept. 2, 2024, but can be consulted.
  • An internship fee based on full-time participation is €400 per month (4 days per week is also possible)

Interested? Send an email with your motivation and resume before May 24, 2024 to za**@th****************.com. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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  • The Social Handshake has a platform full of charities to which we contribute. The charities all focus on different SDGs. This way we contribute a little bit to everything!

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