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by Andreas Stillman in Blog, Jobs, News
August 15, 2017 comments

We love interns. Interns have passion, smarts, a fresh view and a desire to create a body of work that can help launch their career. Check out the opportunities below! No internship available? Please send us your resumé, area of interest and preferred start date. Should an internship position open up, we will reach out to you! You can send it to: team@vencaf.nl

We are currently seeking interns for the following focus areas:

  • Program & Events Intern

    The Program & Events Intern will work together with the Venture Café team to plan and provide operational support of our engagement activities to support the innovation and entrepreneurial community of Rotterdam and the Netherlands. These engagement activities concern our weekly Thursday gathering and additional special events organized by Venture Café.

    Specifics
    • Start date: Preferred start date is September 1st, the timing for the internship will, however, be discussed to fit the best needs of the candidate.
    • Internship duration: 3 to 5 workdays per week for a period for at least 3 months up to 12 months
    Your tasks at Venture Café

    You will mostly work in tandem with Laura, Program & Partnership Manager, and Noelani, Associate, and support them in ensuring we have an awesome program to offer to our community by co-creating our weekly programs and support upcoming special events. On the operational side, you will be in touch with our program partners and will help to ensure that they submit information on time. Also, you will help with the overall set-up of our Thursday gatherings and will help program partners set-up once they have arrived at Venture Café. Also, you will support in planning for larger events that are scheduled and will co-create and think along on their contents. At all of our activities, you will provide hands-on support if needed. On the strategic side, you will screen for upcoming events that need to be considered in the program strategy of Venture Café and will be involved in the creation of a community survey to better understand the needs of our community.

    What we are looking for in our Program & Events intern:
    • Must be available on Thursdays between 2:00pm – 8:30pm
    • Proficient in English written and verbal skills, Dutch proficiency is a strong plus
    • Interest in entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurship/innovation ecosystem
    • Strong sense of responsibility to fulfill tasks
    • Hospitality mindset towards our visitors and program partners
    • Comfortable to work and communicate with people at various levels of organizations
    • A great communicator: clear communication towards Venture Café team, ambassadors and program partners
    • “Make it happen”-mentality
    • Willing to learn new skills and adapt to the needs of our organization
    • Proficient with Google Drive
    What we offer you
    • Desk at our buzzing office at Cambridge Innovation Center – right at the heart of Rotterdam City, where many startups and scale-ups are housed
    • Basic remuneration for your internship, as a token of our appreciation
    • Access to great entrepreneurial network in Rotterdam and beyond
    • Responsibility for your tasks and a voice in shaping our activities
    • Ability to participate in all events organized by Venture Café and opportunity to join events of our innovation partners when tickets are available
    • Informal working atmosphere and experience in working in a small team
    • Access to pool of knowledge on the latest and greatest innovations
    • Support in making a success of Venture Café’s mission and vision!

    We ask you to join at least one of our Venture Café Thursday gatherings (any time between 3:00 – 8:00pm) prior to applying for this position. The activities you will be undertaking will be very closely tied to the gathering events and familiarity is therefore critical.

    If you are interested in the position, please make yourself known to one of the Venture Café team members during the Thursday gathering for a meet & greet!


     Communication & Social Media Intern

    The Communication & Social Media Intern will work together with the Venture Café team to create the right attention and awareness of our engagement activities aimed at supporting the innovation and entrepreneurial community of Rotterdam and the Netherlands. These engagement activities concern our weekly Thursday gathering and additional special events organized by Venture Café.

    Specifics
    • Start date: Preferred start date is September 1st, timing for the internship can be discussed to fit the best needs of the candidate
    • Internship duration: 3 to 5 workdays per week for a period for at least 3 months up to 12 months
    Your tasks at Venture Café

    You will mostly work in tandem with Andreas, Community & Events Manager, and will support him in creating the right attention for our weekly Thursday gatherings and upcoming special events. You will be our social media hero and will co-create engagement plans, create content and be in charge of our posts. Also, you will be reviewing incoming requests from our community (news items, upcoming events, etc) and will put these online on our website. You will help capture success stories, and blog about our Thursday gatherings to capture the atmosphere. On top of that you will help to further develop our communication strategy.

    What we are looking for in our Communication & Social Media intern:
    • Must be available on Thursdays between 2:00pm – 8:30pm
    • Excellent English written and verbal skills, Dutch proficiency is a strong plus
    • Interest in entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurship/innovation ecosystem
    • A storyteller and Social Media pro
    • Understanding of which communication channels to use to reach target groups
    • A great communicator: clear communication towards Venture Café team, ambassadors and partners
    • “Make it happen”-mentality & knows what’s going on in Rotterdam
    • Willing to learn new skills and adapt to the needs of our organization
    • Proficient with Google Drive and Adobe software
    What we offer you
    • Desk at our buzzing office at Cambridge Innovation Center – right at the heart of Rotterdam City, where many startups and scale-ups are housed
    • Basic remuneration for your internship, as a token of our appreciation
    • Access to great entrepreneurial network in Rotterdam and beyond
    • Responsibility for your tasks and a voice in shaping our activities
    • Ability to participate in all events organized by Venture Café and opportunity to join events of our innovation partners when tickets are available
    • Informal working atmosphere and experience in working in a small team
    • Access to pool of knowledge on the latest and greatest innovations
    • Support in making a success of Venture Café’s mission and vision!

    We ask you to join at least one of our Venture Café Thursday gatherings (any time between 3:00- 8:00pm) prior to applying for this position. The activities you will be undertaking will be very closely tied to the gathering events and familiarity is therefore critical.

    If you are interested in the position, please make yourself known to one of the Venture Café team members during the Thursday gathering for a meet & greet!


  • About Venture Café

    Venture Café Foundation builds innovation communities. Creating platforms where entrepreneurs, corporates, government and educational institutes can come together and grow together; or “engineered serendipity”. It’s the power of human to human contact that creates meaningful innovation connections.

    Venture Café’s “Thursday Gatherings” is a free and inclusive weekly community gathering. Every week an average of 270 innovators come to join the local, national and international innovation community and one of the over 300 yearly break outs, office hours and info tables in the center of Rotterdam.

    With its roots in Boston, Cambridge, Venture Café is part of an international network which is growing exponentially. Every Thursday there are 2,000 entrepreneurial souls looking for connects and inspiration at our Thursday Gatherings.

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