INTERNSHIPS

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.

Location:

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.

POSITIONS

ENGINEER

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.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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)

SOCIAL MEDIA & PROMOTION

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.

TALENT COORDINATOR

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 organisation.

SALES

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.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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, organising meetings, empathic, time-management skills. 

DO YOU/ARE YOU...?

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!

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV and motivational letter to: sapientsee.talent@gmail.com

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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