Internship Description

Do you want to help entrepreneurs do business responsibly abroad? And are you looking for a fun and challenging internship starting in August/September 2023? An internship in which on the one hand you point out possible problems in the supply chain to companies, but in which you also write about solutions? Then you might be the new intern for the CSR Risk Checker at MVO Netherlands.

Especially with more and more legislation coming in, there is a lot coming at companies. It is therefore important that companies are well prepared. MVO Nederland has developed the MVO Risico Checker, a website that provides a free overview of important CSR risks and recommendations for your product and country of operation. Is there child labor there? How do you affect the availability of drinking water near a production site? Are there conflicts? As an intern, one of your main tasks is to make those CSR risks transparent to companies as a basis for making their international supply chains more sustainable. Do the check yourself To experience the CSR Risk Checker.

You will dedicate your internship to making international trade chains more sustainable. You'll maintain the CSR Risk Checker and update the data. And that's important, considering the more than 25,000 unique visitors per year and more than 6,000 risks and advices in three different languages. A huge amount of information, where we could really use your help. Below your main activities:

  • You do source research on potential risks by country and product and any related advice;
  • you check reports from research organizations, NGOs and news websites so that risks and advice are always up to date;
  • You write texts for entrepreneurs in English and Dutch;
  • You communicate about the tool through social media, blogs and other communication tools;
  • You give presentations on the tool to internal and external stakeholders;
  • You actively engage with users of the tool to hear what could be improved;
  • but you think about improvements yourself;
  • and assists with other work within the team.

As an intern, you are primarily a valuable addition to our team. You have a university background with a relevant degree in sustainability, international relations, environment, social sciences or conflict studies. You have a good understanding of international CSR issues, have an affinity with (SME) companies and are good at translating sustainability issues into practical texts for entrepreneurs. Experience with online writing and tools is a plus. We know that a diverse team brings out the best in each other. We love it if you can contribute to that.

Working at CSR Netherlands means doing something that really matters. You learn every day from enthusiastic and progressive colleagues in a nice, open working atmosphere. And we learn from you. Thanks to cooperation with many of our partners, you will quickly expand your network.

We offer you an internship for at least 4 months or longer for a minimum of 32 and maximum 40 hours per week. It is possible to combine your internship at CSR Netherlands with a graduation assignment. You can devote a maximum of half of your week to your graduation assignment; we will decide exactly how much time we can agree on together.

You will receive an internship allowance of gross € 400,- for 40 hours. If you do not have a (good) laptop you can get one on loan. If you do not have a student public transport pass, we will reimburse your travel expenses on the basis of second class public transport.

Our office is centrally located in Utrecht. You can come here every day, but there is also the possibility of hybrid working. In practice, you have a lot of freedom in arranging your hours. Preferably you will start from August or September 2023.

Mail your resume and brief motivation no later than May 1, 2023 to Noëlle Dielissen at stating "Internship CSR Risk Checker. Also, be sure to email if you have any questions. Interviews will take place on Tuesday afternoon, May 9, or Thursday afternoon, May 11. Unfortunately, it is not possible to fill the position if you have already completed your studies.

  • 1-9-2023
  • 31-12-2023
  • 15-5-2023
  • SGDs are woven into all of CSR Netherlands' work.

  • 32-40
  • WO - Management, Economics and Consumer studies
  • yes