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Impact Institute

Marketing and Communication Intern

Amsterdam

Are you eager to have impact? Are you into sustainability topics? Would you like to develop your communicational and creative skills and learn about marketing? Would you like to use those skills as a force for good, working in an impact-driven organisation? If the answer to all these questions is yes, and you’d love to learn as part of an young and ambitious team, within an organisation that works on making the world fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable – then we are looking for for you! 

The ultimate objective of the External Affairs team is to ensure that Impact Institute is positioned in the best conceivable way towards its (potential) business customers and other external stakeholders, like media/press, NGOs, other influencers, public parties, competitors. An important goal for the team is to communicate the organisation’s and team’s core messages and promote our core propositions, in the most clear and powerful way, and to realise its biggest potential in terms of impact, return and reputational profile.

Activities

  • In this role you will support the team with internal and external marketing & communication activities, mostly spending time on:

    • Supporting the marketing manager to keep the company website(s) up to date (if you have WordPress experience, great – if not, you will learn)
    • Supporting the social media manager with creating & publishing posts, as well as developing graphic visuals for these;
    • If capacity allows, you can help in writing up news items, blog posts, articles, etc.
    • You will help support and learn about the different areas of the business with their comms & marketing (we want to get their success stories out);
    • You will assist in planning, writing and executing our company newsletters;
    • You will assist in the (potential) events we organise.
    • You will help the team in researching best practices, and enjoy spotting the latest trends, working out how these can be used for and within the business.
    • You will be supporting all of our MarComms activities, from thinking along the marketing & communication strategy, to executing the plans, and running the day-to-day-activities;

Your profile

You are looking for an opportunity to learn about and contribute to a cutting-edge field that meets a fast-growing demand among private, public and non-governmental sector organisations worldwide. You are interested in learning more about the field of impact measurement and management. This is a fast-moving ever-changing environment, so you will need to be open and flexible, eager to learn, be quick on your feet. It’s a place where you can learn a lot, there’s room for development and your own input, a hands-on professional experience in a stimulating environment, where you get the opportunity to work on projects that have an impact.

Requirements

  • HBO/University degree (bachelor required) 
  • Relevant background (coursework or experience in communications, marketing, community management, journalism, politics) 
  • Affinity with sustainable development, social enterprise, business consulting and communications
  • If you have some experience with working in a B2B setting, on social media or digital marketing, that’s a plus but not a hard requirement.
  • Ability to work hard in a professional setting, fast-paced environment.
  • Ambitious person with a drive to improve the world 
  • Pro-active (dare to ask questions), fast-learner (take on feedback), flexible (things change quickly around here), accurate (eye for detail), results-oriented (you get a kick out of successful deliverables), creative (you enjoy creating compelling visuals), you have a structured way of working.
  • Ability to write in English at academic level. Dutch fluency is a plus. 
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress, and/or Canva, and/or InDesign is a plus.

What do we offer?

  • A dynamic, flexible and stimulating working environment with a professional and young culture.
  • A 6-month full-time internship, 32-40 hours per week
  • A compensation between €550 and €785 per month, depending on your study progress and commuting costs up to €275 per month, based on a full-time internship
  • Active coaching and supervision, and actual responsibilities; you’ll have a steep learning curve
  • The opportunity to bring your own creativity, and have a positive impact

Are you ready?

If you recognise yourself in the above, we welcome you to apply for this position as soon as possible, by sending your resume, cover letter and list of grades (in English) via the button below.

We review applications on a rolling basis, and would like someone to start this summer. We prefer to have direct contact with our applicants, therefore we do not work with intermediaries, such as recruitment agencies.

About Impact Institute

The Impact Institute is a social enterprise. Our mission at the Impact Institute is to empower organisations and individuals to realise the impact economy. We do this by creating a common language for impact through the publication of open source standards and by providing the tools, training, and services to implement those standards. We give organisations – multinationals, SMEs, NGOs, governments – the information needed for sustainable risk management, innovation and stakeholder management. Read our vision and Mission to learn more about us. The Impact Institute team also powers True Price.

A product is sold for the true price when there are no social and environmental externalities that go against established human, labour and environmental rights, and, if some externalities exist, then sufficient funds are allocated to remediate them. Our methodology to calculate true prices of products is acknowledged worldwide as one of the most advanced. Over more than a decade we have developed it in collaboration with Impact Institute and their academic partners.