Internship | Community & Event management

Internship Description

Are you building the social enterprise movement and our network of 450 social enterprises? Do you get energy from organizing events and do you want to meet inspiring social entrepreneurs? Then come make impact during your internship at Social Enterprise NL! 


Social Enterprise NL is driving the growing movement of social entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. Together with our network of 450 social enterprises, we work every day to create a better world. Among others Tony's Chocolonely, Dopper, Seepje, Klabu, Makers Unite and Cyclone contribute to innovative solutions to social challenges. With the membership program, we encourage social enterprises to make even more impact. 

What exactly does the membership program do?
We help the 450 member companies professionalize and grow, to make more impact. We do this by listening carefully to the challenges at hand. We organize master classes, meet-ups, events and knowledge groups on various themes with and for the network. We facilitate one-on-one support, assess applications from entrepreneurs, and do much more that we are happy to explain to you.   

Who are you?
First of all, we are curious about your story: what do you want to develop yourself in and what do you want to learn about social entrepreneurship? A few things do make working in this internship position easier: 

> The membership program contains many fun and different activities, so it is helpful to be able to switch well between different tasks. 
> You are someone who works well together and you are a doer who turns ideas directly into action and knows how to bring them to life. 
> You get energy from maintaining relationships and don't shy away from interesting conversations with entrepreneurs. Our communication is in Dutch. 
> No one is always right, including us. We like to make mistakes, because at the same time that means there is always something to learn. That's good news, but it requires the ability to reflect: what went well, what didn't and how do we tackle it together next time?

What do we offer you?
> A vibrant workplace in our MidWest office in Amsterdam, a social enterprise from our network. You can work partly from home and in the office (at the office including delicious lunch).
The chance to be at many inspiring events, lectures and meet-ups of social enterprises. 
> A place where you get great guidance and work on your personal and professional learning goals. 
> An internship starting on a date by mutual agreement of basically 5 months and for 4 or 5 days per week. If you want/can/need to intern for less than 5 months and/or 5 days per week, please let us know. We will be happy to look at what is possible with you.
> An internship allowance of €400 per month for 5 days per week (40 hours). If you work less, the stipend is lower (32 hours per week means a stipend of €320).

What will you do?
> Maintain relationships with social entrepreneurs in the network and answer questions from members.
> Assist in organizing and facilitating master classes, meet-ups and internal events. 
> Member recruitment: actively seeking great examples of social enterprises in the Netherlands.
> Together with your colleagues from the membership program, discuss incoming applications from potentially social enterprises and assess whether membership is appropriate, based on criteria.
> Prepare and attend introductions to potential members.
> Especially take initiative if you see an opportunity or have an idea for something that can be taken up!

Team values
> An organization that is socially driven: We go to work motivated and contribute to a meaningful cause.
> An organization that provides a safe environment: We create an atmosphere where everyone feels free to share ideas, dare to ask for and give help, and dare to try new things.
> A transparent organization: We are transparent in what we do and communicate it clearly internally and externally.
> A positive learning organization: We actively work on our own development, that of others and the team.
> An organization where fun is key, with the occasional team outing, hiking meeting or impromptu game of foosball!

All applications are treated equally. Social Enterprise NL believes that an organization that sees value in differences between people functions best. Every person is unique and we believe everyone should be given the space to be themselves. Social Enterprise NL is therefore working hard to be an open and inclusive organization.

Would you like to join us?
Then send an email including your CV and a short motivation to dagmar@ We will always contact you about your application.

Do you have any questions in the meantime?
Let Dagmar know at or 06 - 57 37 40 40.

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