Business Development intern

Internship Description

Are you a commercial whirlwind and would you like to help build The Social Handshake and are you looking for an internship? Then read on!


About The Social Handshake

Doing good is in our nature. When we see poverty or effects of climate change, we want to do something! And yet many people do less than they would like to. That's why The Social Handshake makes doing good easy. We offer WageGift, EmergencyGift and ChristmasGift. With LoonGift, employees can support charities directly from their salary and with tax benefits. Employers can use our fintech platform to involve their employees in CSR, and also become a more attractive employer. With 1000+ users, 170K+ has already gone to charities such as Unicef and JustDiggit, and we are just getting started. So together with employers, employees and charities, we are making the world more sustainable and social.

What will you do:

  • You will support the CCO in Sales. For example, you will help prepare interviews with companies and presentations.
  • You do preliminary research on, for example, a company's CSR strategy
  • You maintain the sales funnel and liaise with potential customers
  • You will think along with the sales strategy in collaboration with marketing and communications
  • You work closely with the team to make The Social Handshake and LoonGift big in the Netherlands, you like to think about this from multiple angles/facets of the startup. Do you have a good idea, let's go!


Who are we looking for:

  • You have an affinity for social entrepreneurship
  • You are entrepreneurial, commercially driven, sociable and communicative
  • 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 speak both Dutch and English

What we offer:

  • Inspiring work environment at a start-up with a driven team and room for initiative
  • You will contribute to a better world and work with professionals and do-gooders
  • A large network at the intersection of social enterprises, business and charities
  • Lots of attention to personal development and fulfilment
  • Great workplace at SDG House Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam (working 3 days from home is possible)
  • Internship period of 4-6 months, with 6 months preferred. Start date by mutual agreement.
  • The internship fee on a full-time basis is €350 (4 days a week is possible)

Wondering how Daphne & Mattia experienced their internships at The Social Handshake? Read here an interview!

Interested? Send an email with your motivation and resume by December 5, 2022 to

  • 20230201
  • 20230801
  • 5-12-2022
  • Through charities.

  • 32-40
  • HBO/WO Business Development
  • yes