Sustainability Marketing & Communications Internship (Summer/Fall 2020)

About Metabolic

Metabolic’s overarching mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We are a consulting, research, and venture building company that advises governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context, while creating disruptive solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions. We use data science and systems thinking to help organizations to transition to more circular economic models. We believe that bold visions must go hand-in-hand with data-driven approaches in order to create real change.

About our Metabolic’s communications team

We see the power of communications as essential to us realizing our mission to accelerate change. Metabolic’s communications team ensures our work and thinking reaches the right audiences and helps shift both attitudes and actions.

The communications team breaks down the large amounts of complexity that is often involved to communicate the underlying ideas and present opportunities for action. The team also provides insight and activates key stakeholders to new ways of thinking. The team raises awareness, educates, and builds thought leadership.

About the internship

We’re looking for someone with a passion for sustainability and solid communications skills. In your role, you’ll get hands-on with social media management, SEO, analytics, events research and management, content writing and research, and audio/video production. You’ll be working closely with Metabolic’s communications team and alongside our interdisciplinary team of international sustainability consultants.

The internship begins in the summer but has a flexible starting date. The internship lasts 5-6 months and should be a 4 day per week commitment. Metabolic offers a monthly stipend.



As an applicant for the position, we expect you to live up to most of these criteria:

  • Great communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Fluency in English and/or Dutch
  • Understanding the basics of marketing and communication
  • An interest in sustainability and environmental issues
  • Intrinsic passion for solving global challenges
  • Ability to work autonomously

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).

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 May 3rd, 2020 at 23:59 CET. 

Please note: we will be evaluating applications as they come in, so the earlier you apply for the position the higher the chance of being invited for an interview.