Data Science Internship - Fall 2020

About Metabolic

Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context.  Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions.

We are a team of around 50 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. In our eight years of existence, we have developed systems analyses and circular economy strategies for over 500 clients, including cities and regions in the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, the US, and Asia.

About the Position

As a data science intern, you work within the consulting team and receive as much responsibility as you’re interested to take on. The role is primarily focused on good research and data analysis using python, but can stretch to include many other parts of consulting, or even other parts of the organization, depending on your personal development goals. Experience with GIS analysis is considered a plus.

The position lasts for 5-6 months and ideally starts early September 2020. The internship requires 4-5 days of work per week.

This internship provides a stipend.

In your role, you will be focusing primarily on the following activities:

  • Conducting in-depth research and data analysis using python

  • Writing out summaries of conclusions or briefings

  • Collecting important data


  • Great research skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Experienced in programming in python and using standard data science libraries (i.e. pandas, numpy, matplotlib)
  • The ability to digest large amounts of information
  • A foundation of knowledge in sustainability, impact analysis, and systems thinking
  • Intrinsic passion for solving global challenges
  • A background in Industrial Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Data Science, Urban Geography, or related is preferable
  • Familiarity with GIS or SQL is considered a plus

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an internship with Metabolic the following criteria must be met (non-negotiable):

  • Have, or be able to apply, for a residence permit in the Netherlands (valid for working purposes and for the entire duration of the internship)
  • Have, or be able to request, a BSN (burgerservicenummer/citizen service number)
  • Based in Amsterdam and surroundings

How to apply:

To apply, please use this form. You will be asked to upload your CV and copy over a letter of motivation. In case of questions, please feel free to contact us through

The deadline to apply is 28th June 2020 at 23:59 CET.