Ventures Internship - Autumn 2023

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 also build new ventures and non-profit organizations that remove critical barriers and lead to transformational change. 

Metabolic Ventures is a non-profit foundation designed to scale systemic solutions to global challenges using ventures as a vehicle for transformation. Our primary activities involve building new systemic ventures from scratch and helping others do the same through education, tools, and program support.

About the Internship

Metabolic Ventures is looking for an intern to support the technical side of venture building, often involving high quality research and understanding about solution pathways, precedent, and therefore what is possible and feasible. It can also involve identifying innovative financing and governance models, as well as creating business cases.

This work will span ventures we are building, programs we are running, products we are building, and ongoing research and development we are conducting in the impact entrepreneurship space.

In your role, you will:

  • Conduct and summarize research on relevant pathways, technologies, organizations and initiatives
  • Explore innovative forms of investment and governance
  • Keep track key impact investors and ventures in our focus area
  • Help facilitate internal venture building processes

The internship starts in the beginning of September 2023, and should last for 6 months. The internship requires four to five days of work per week. It provides a stipend amounting to €877,59 / month pro-rata (based on 40 hours per week).


An ideal intern is someone who is enrolled in a relevant course, has a background in hard sciences or engineering and an interest in entrepreneurship. We’re looking for someone that falls within the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a relevant degree 
  • Great research skills
  • Solid English writing skills
  • Background in hard sciences and/or engineering
  • Experience in a startup or with business thinking is a plus
  • Experience building financial models is a plus
  • Familiarity with the agrifood system and the broader bioeconomy is a plus

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Enrolled for the entire duration of the internship (at least until March 2024)
  • Have a residence permit in the Netherlands (valid for working purposes and for the entire duration of the internship)
  • Have a BSN (burgerservicenummer/citizen service number)

To apply

Please submit your CV and letter of motivation in English via the Apply button below. In case of questions, please feel free to contact us through [email protected]

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 23rd of April 2023.