The Sapient team works hard to impact and involve as many people & organisations as possible, thus, there are many exciting daily tasks and we are open for suggestions for new directions we could take.

You are very welcome to try your best and obtain the experience you are seeking. We will tailor the internship to you. You will have the opportunity to meet new people and bring on-board to our network.

Duration and working hours: 
You can choose the duration that suits you best but we require a minimum of three months. You can choose your own working hours as full-time or part-time as long as you strictly follow the program you set for yourself.


We have no fixed office and work from various places in Amsterdam like the VU (Vrij Universiteit), UVA (Universiteit Van Amsterdam), or OBA (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam), as well as other co-working spaces in the city.



At Sapient, we have 2 projects which require engineering:​

The first, which requires much less engineering work, is Healthy & Affordable, a food surplus initiative of Sapient. We collect food and dehydrate it, so it can last longer and be sold at a later date.

The 2nd project, requires mainly engineering work, electrical and mechanical engineering backgrounds are the most relevant. This project is Magnetic GEN, of SapientNRG, the sustainable energy branch of SapientSEE. Click here to learn more about our projects.

Requirements: teamwork, decision-making, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, research, experimentation, problem-solving, time management, strategic planning, design skills, creativity.


From web design via the Wix platform of our various websites through banners and posts for social media, ads, logos etc; to offline communication design such as banners, flyers, stickers, t-shirts and more. The trainee will be involved in all design work of all the different projects of Sapient. Furthermore, photography, videos, and the editing of those will be widely used as well. Click here to learn more about our projects.

Requirements: design skills, creativity, good communication, teamwork, knowledge of various design software (such as the Adobe Suite)


You will be creating content together with the design and video teams, post it, promote these posts, answer questions and communicate with members from different communities, create relationships with other pages and groups, and more. You will learn about new platforms you as well as sharpen your skills on the ones you already know in order to stay ahead of the game.

You will learn how to create plans for posts and promotion as well as how to execute the, as well as learn how to automate some of the tasks to increase the efficiency of the work process.

Click here to learn more about our projects.

Requirements: good communication, public relations, motivation and interest in social media entrepreneurship and/or social startups, marketing knowledge, design knowledge, spontaneous, action-oriented, knowledge of social media platforms (such as Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin), writing.


As a growing company, we need someone to handle and take care of the whole. We need someone able to deal with the many different projects, teams and individuals forming always very diverse teams. The talent coordinator will have to take care of a multitude of different tasks, from team building and management. The main task will be recruiting process and find new interns ( we call them “Padawans”) and volunteers. Click here to learn more about our projects.

Requirements: good communication, team work, writing skills, public relations, action-oriented, takes initiative, good at bringing people together, empathic, event organization.


Healthy & Affordable products are already being sold in quite a few locations, but the management of these sales together with its project leader, are vital for the growth of the project. We sell mostly online, and there are a few more platforms we would like to use, and this will be part of what this position entails. You will be able to create logistical solutions to manage our sales better, find new selling locations, collect data regarding our sales, analyse it, and improve.

You will also handle our customer care, make sure they are satisfied, and find ways to do what we do even better.

Click here to learn more about our projects.

Requirements: good communication, sales knowledge, creating good reports, negotiation, problem-solving, data-collecting, analysis skills, handling customers.


We have many projects and need some fresh hands and brains to help us lead them forward. From sustainable energy related, digital democracy to food waste. According to your skills and our needs, you will be able to choose one of our projects to coordinate.

From the general operation to the online presence, passing by handling and growing the team(s), you'll be the one in charge!

Click here to learn more about our projects.

Requirements: good communication, team work, team leading, public relations, action-oriented, takes initiative, organizing meetings, empathic, time-management skills. 


We produce many types of artistic content to promote the social and environmental goals of Sapient as well as increase our reach. We make designs, videos as well as animations. We are looking for skilled 3D animators passionate to visualize what we do here at Sapient and  make these goals into reality. 
As a 3D Animator you will be creating a new dimension to the Sapient brand, showing our products, inventions and ventures in a new light. 

There are many opportunities for you to express your creativity at Sapient. Your work can be related to all kinds of different subjects from sustainable energy, democracy, food waste, climate change to Sapient’s culture, our Padawans and all types of marketing of the company.

Click here to learn more about our projects.


Requirements: design skills, creativity, good communication, teamwork, knowledge of at least one 3D software (Blender, Maya, Cinema 4D, Zbrush or similar 3D programs) and rendering.


Our digital democracy project, Oview, is not an app anymore. The aim of Oview these days is to spread the ideas of digital democracy and the use of digital tools to improve the way our society makes decisions. It could be in different institutions such as companies, governmental, and many other types of organisations & communities. The point is to try and encourage these organisations to become more democratic and for that find the right tool which fits them and help them apply it in their daily work. 

You will be the driving force behind the Oview project. Research of new tools, understanding how to use them, and then giving advice to others regarding which one they should use. How this will work is very much open for discussion, the project is waiting for the right person to drive it forward.

Click here to learn more about our projects.

Requirements: good communication, team work, public relations, research and organisation skills, understanding of the digital world
affinity to technology, marketing, entrepreneurial and creative mindset, presentation skills.


Believe in a better world. Environmentally friendly. Social, passionate about social business and other initiatives in the Netherlands and around the world, equality for all. Positive impact oriented. Sharing economy promoter. A believer in a fair society. Rational, logical, good-hearted. Anti food waste. Believe in a better democracy. Know that every individual can create positive impact?
Yes to all ??? Wow….. then you are more than welcome to join us!


Please send your CV and motivational letter to:

Be sure to mention “Internship application [position]” and the "dates" when you will be available to join us in the subject header.

Note: Make sure to send us an email prior to booking an interview.

We are looking foward to hearing from you! :)

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