Innofest seeks innovation scout!

Internship Description

Effective February 1, 2023, Innofest is seeking an intern innovation scout who knows how to create opportunities for innovative entrepreneurs. The internship is for 3 or 4 days a week and the internship assignment is for 6 months. Apply before November 14, 09:00 by emailing

As an innovation scout intern, you will walk and help match impact entrepreneurs to our projects and partners. You will connect with our entrepreneurs and advise them on opportunities and their potential for testing. You will learn how to identify the needs of entrepreneurs and how to think with them. You will become a familiar face to entrepreneurs because they will run into you time and again at impact events across the country. You will get to know many entrepreneurs and build a large network. Our team of six colleagues works closely together and sees each other 2 days a week. Of which 1 day in Amsterdam and 1 day in Leeuwarden.

> You have an interest in sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation;
> You are socially and communicatively strong;
> You like overview and are structured. Perhaps you have already worked with a CRM system (we work with Airtable);
> You can work independently, but also ask for help when you can't figure it out;
> You are willing to intern sometimes during weekends (festivals and events are on weekends).

> You are good in Dutch and English in word and writing;
> You are adept at making contact via email or phone with people outside the team to get the information you are looking for;
> You have knowledge about or experience with entrepreneurship.

> An internship for 3 or 4 days a week for a period of 6 months (so you get the whole festival season), of which you will be in the office 2 days a week. We have an office in Amsterdam and in Leeuwarden. The other day(s) you work from home;
> A dynamic job that combines entrepreneurship, sustainable innovation and festivals;
> You will be introduced to our innovation and sustainability network and remain a part of it;
> The internship fee is E 500, - per month based on 40 hours per week. Plus travel allowance, expense allowance and telephone allowance.

Inadequate testing of a prototype costs entrepreneurs a lot of time, money and energy. Because it is important that innovations with social impact enter the market effectively and successfully, Innofest helps entrepreneurs design a pilot and then links them to a test location. Previously, these were only festivals - because they are a temporary mini-society within which to test well - but from March 2020, we will also offer other living labs, such as campsites.

Is this something for you? We are curious as to why you want to do an internship at Innofest. Tell us concisely why you want to do this with us, what you want to learn with us and what you will offer us. Apply before November 14, 09:00 am 2022 by sending an email to and hopefully we can start working together soon!

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  • At Innofest, we help all impact startups. These can connect to all SDGs.

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