Trainee project officer wanted!

Internship Description

Project Officer


The internship for project officer is the place for you to gain experience in an organization that is working to make our city more sustainable. You will participate in the team and perform varied work, under the supervision of a project leader. 



What exactly will you be doing in this internship?

We are looking for interns for three different projects: Waste to Harvest, From Amsterdam Soil and Trees for Amsterdam. Do you have a specific preference for one of the projects? Let us know! 

  • Waste to Harvest
    As an intern project officer Waste to Harvest work with you to make the city waste-free. With Waste to Harvest, we turn vegetable and fruit (GF) scraps, which normally disappear into the garbage bag, into compost. And we do this together with the neighborhood. Residents deliver their GF waste to a green project around the corner, such as a community garden or city farm. This is how we close cycles at the local level. We have already started in 11 locations in the city and want to expand to another 4 to 5 new locations next year. 
  • From Amsterdam Bottom
    From Amsterdam Bottom is the place where we can share and celebrate all the flavors of the city and its surroundings. As an intern project assistant, you will be part of the Van Amsterdamse Bodem project team and help, for example, with organizing events, coming up with project ideas, making background analyses, contributing to communication and contacting the various initiatives on the platform. 
  • Trees for Amsterdam
    As an intern project officer Trees for Amsterdam You will help Amsterdam residents plant trees and thus green the city. As an intern, you will help organize, communicate and evaluate the Trees for Amsterdam actions.

You will additionally help activate the neighborhood, organize events and trainings, come up with project ideas, contribute to communications. You will also help write the annual Healthy City Monitor, and work with your fellow interns in the one and only Tropical Garden.


Who we are looking for

  • Because we work citywide, we feel it is important that our team be as diverse as our target audience. We would also like to invite you to apply if you do not fully meet all job requirements or do not yet have much experience beyond your training;
  • You are in the final stage of your college education HBO or WO or just graduated - we tailor the internship to your learning level and interests;
  • You are entrepreneurial, flexible, dare to show initiative and are able to plan and organize in a structured way;
  • You have an interest in (social) sustainability and urban development;
  • You have ideas on how to make our projects for all Amsterdam residents;
  • Being familiar with Amsterdam is a plus;
  • You are available for 4 days per week from February 2023 to July 2023. For Waste to Harvest, we are looking for someone preferably available as early as January. 

What we offer you

  • A fun place to gain work experience in an informal work atmosphere, learn a lot, develop yourself and have a great time with the enthusiastic team;
  • Good guidance to get the most out of your time with us; 
  • A workplace in the most beautiful building in Amsterdam, the KIT (SDG House) at Oosterpark; 
  • An introduction to Amsterdam's sustainable world and the chance to network extensively;
  • An internship allowance of €300 per month (based on 4 days).

About The Healthy City

The Healthy City is a foundation that makes Amsterdam sustainable and healthy. We do this by working with a community of Amsterdam residents and other frontrunners in the city to start projects, organize events or campaigns. We do this throughout the city: from New West to Southeast, from North to South.


Interested in the internship?

You can apply until December 1. Please send your resume (max. 2 A4) and cover letter (max. 1 A4) merged in one pdf file titled "FORENAME_ACHTERNAAM_project assistant internship to Application interviews will take place online or at KIT.

For questions, please contact Carmen, email

Acquisition following this vacancy is not appreciated.

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  • At The Healthy City, we are concerned with sustainable cities and communities. We achieve this by making the city cozy, green and healthy.

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