Program Support Internship
Impact Hub Amsterdam

Impact Hub Amsterdam is part of the fast-growing global Impact Hub network of impact entrepreneurs and innovators with more than 16,000 members in over 100 cities around the world.  To make change happen, we facilitate entrepreneurial solutions to society’s biggest challenges. We give access to a valuable network, as well as business expertise, and capital, create resources, organise events, host a collaborative working space, and run a series of accelerator programs. We provide almost everything to move entrepreneurial initiatives for a better world forward.      

From our home at KIT – the Royal Tropical Institute – we (normally) welcome 10,000 guests, host more than 250 impact events and accelerate more than 150 enterprises each year. Since 2008, we’ve helped more than a thousand entrepreneurs to start, grow and scale their impact business.

About Innovation & Acceleration

With this internship you will become part of the Innovation & Acceleration team of Impact Hub Amsterdam. This team offers a unique acceleration trajectory, designed to help impact entrepreneurs at the most crucial stages of their development to start, grow and scale their business and make a positive impact in The Netherlands and beyond.  In addition to in-house programs such as the Business Model Challenge and the Investment Ready Program, we collaborate with corporate, governmental and other organisations to co-design customized accelerators across multiple sectors and impact areas. Due to Covid-19 we’ve transformed all our offerings into online products. At this moment we offer online, blended and complete offline programs and training sessions.

About your role

With multiple incubators or accelerators each year there is always something to do.  You will support the acceleration team in coordinating the trainings and events that make up the programs. Amongst other things we have to make sure that the participants are onboarded into our community, that the entrepreneurs are matched to a mentor, that the program materials are designed, the website is up-to-date, and that the trainers are ready for their sessions. Also it could be that you will get the chance to co-facilitate a regular training day or do some additional research on a topic we’re working on in one of our ecosystems like food or fashion. In this way you get a chance to work with the entrepreneurs directly and be part of their development trajectory.We offer opportunities to develop your own ideas and research or train your skills, for example in content creation or event management. 

You will get a workspace in our office, but depending on the Covid measures you need to be able to work from home as well.  Naturally, we will offer you an appropriate internship allowance. 

If you want to change the status quo and business as usual, join our unique impact ecosystem and get on board.

The profile we're looking for:

  • Proactive, responsible & social
  • Eye for detail
  • Interested in business and sustainability
  • Proficient in English
  • HBO – WO study
  • Available from March 2021
  • For 3 days/ week for a minimum of 5 months


Please send your motivation letter and CV with the subject; Program support internship before 14 February 2020. The interviews are on Thursday 18 February, so keep this day free for a while.


Hear what Thijs (previous intern) has to say:

“Last week I finished my internship at the Impact Hub Amsterdam, as part of my thesis-research on circular startups. Such an inspiring time where I got to engage with a diverse community of social entrepreneurs working on creating impact.

During my time with the Programs team I got to see all the ins- and outs of working with startups and supporting them in their growth; both early stage social & plastics entrepreneurs as well as investment ready circular solutions. 

From a beach office in Texel, to the Port of Amsterdam, to captivating pitch finals in front of impact investors, it was immensely inspiring to see and speak with all these dedicated people working together on creating a better planet through entrepreneurial action.

Special thanks to Manon Klein and the rest of the team for giving me this awesome opportunity to learn more about the world of social entrepreneurship and what you do for creating an impact ecosystem at the Impact Hub!”