Ventures 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, conduct applied research to further key approaches and technologies, and build ventures that can achieve a scalable impact and generate systems change. 

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.

About the Internship

Metabolic’s Venture division is working on building new ventures, innovating finance and governance models, and providing the right education and tools to entrepreneurs and funders to improve their efforts to use social entrepreneurship as a tool for economic transition. 

We’re currently working along two separate tracks:

  1. Innovating Impact Finance
  2. Creating Tools for Social Entrepreneurs

For each track, we have one internship position. The internships start in early September and should last for 5-6 months. You should be able to work between 3-5 days/week. Interns receive a paid stipend each month.

About the Education Position

In your role, you will:

  • Conduct and summarize research on existing relevant resources and initiatives
  • Gain a deeper understanding of systems thinking and how to apply in educational resources
  • Create conceptual frameworks and visual canvases that make challenging exercises clear and enjoyable
  • Keep track of key philanthropies
  • Keep track of agrifood startups that are doing something truly systemic
  • Help facilitate internal venture building processes

About the Finance Position

In your role, you will:

  • Conduct and summarize research on relevant organizations and initiatives
  • Build effective business cases and financial models
  • Explore new forms of investment and governance
  • Keep track key impact investors
  • Keep track of agrifood startups that are doing something truly systemic
  • Help facilitate internal venture building processes

Requirements

An ideal intern is someone who has a background in sustainability and an interest in entrepreneurship. We’re looking for someone that falls within the following criteria:

  • Great research skills
  • Solid English writing skills
  • Background in sustainability science and experience with business, or a background in business with experience with sustainability science
  • Experience in a startup is a plus
  • Experience building education programs or financial models is a plus
  • Experience in agrifood systems is a plus

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an internship with Metabolic the following criteria must be met:

  • 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 your cover letter, please indicate which internship on the ventures team to which you’re applying. In case of questions, please feel free to contact us through intern@metabolic.nl

The deadline to apply is May 3rd, 2020 at 23:59 CET.