Corporate Finance & Business Development Summer Internship

  • Internships
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Corporate Finance & Business Development Summer Internship

Job description

The internship

We are looking for a high-potential and ambitious student to join our team as a corporate finance and business development Intern.

In this role you will be working closely with members of the founding and management team and will do a variety of exciting tasks where you will get a lot of responsibility, very quickly.  You are not only a top performing student, but preferably also have hands on experience outside your studies in previous internships and know how to get things done. You have a demonstrably high interest in the startup & investment landscape both in Europe and outside of that.

Main responsibilities:

- Helping to create financial reports around our 138 portfolio companies and setting up processes around financial reporting including doing the reporting yourself

- Supporting our sales related activities by setting up metric system, and keeping CRM up to date

- Creating financial models and investment proposals and presentations for potential partners and investors for existing as well as new accelerator and investment programs;

- Researching and investigating potential business opportunities;

- Online sourcing potential stakeholders for new programs such as startups, mentors, investors, and partners.

My Rockstart internship in one word? Growth! Not only in personal terms but as a team as well! Seeing Rockstart as a company and everyone involved get out of their comfort zone and grow exponentially in such a short period of time is definitely inspiring. The strong company culture makes for a positive and ambitious working environment where results are achieved and success is celebrated!”

Zhivko Todorov about his Business Development internship in 2016

Start: ASAP

Availability: 40 hours per week.

Duration: 8-12 weeks

Remuneration: € 300 monthly + travel expenses + free daily lunch

Location: Amsterdam

Extra benefits

Big entrepreneurial network

At Rockstart you will not only be surrounded by our team, but also over 150 other driven and talented startup entrepreneurs at Rockstart Spaces (there are over 50+ startups situated here). You’ll have a chance to meet a mix of founders, designers, developers, marketing people and experienced Rockstart mentors. This makes a great opportunity to expand your network in the startup world and get to know all the great new innovations, apps and projects that are being developed here.

Intern community

As an intern you will never be alone. Since the startups at Rockstart Spaces have their own interns too, and Rockstart works with multiple interns in different roles at the same time, there is a strong, international intern community at Rockstart that likes to hang out and exchange experiences.

Events calendar

At Rockstart we have a great events space, that is always being used for different events you can join, usually with drinks and snacks provided. As an intern at Rockstart you will even get access to some of the closed events that are, for example, part of the Rockstart Accelerator program. These are normally only accessible to the 10 startups that get selected for the program from hundreds of applications every year.


Did we mention that we’re on a beautiful location? We’re close to the IJ Amsterdam’s famous canal to the Northsea and the IJsselmeer.

Food & drinks

Interns at Rockstart get free lunch and unlimited fresh coffee brews and milk foam. We also

have a free team breakfast every Monday and drinks (with personal stories!) on Fridays.

(Please apply only if you are / would be still studying or are enrolled into a study program during the course of the internship and are legally allowed to work in the Netherlands).

Please check the Working @ Rockstart section of this page for more information on our working culture.

If you have any questions about the role you can address these to or

Please apply by uploading your CV or linking to your linkedin page on Recruitee. No need to write a formal application letter, but instead write us:

  • What are your top 3 major accomplishments (during study/other work, internship/ personal life)

  • What has been your biggest failure?

  • Why do you want to do a summer internship at Rockstart?

  • From when to when are you available?

About Rockstart

Rockstart loves startups. We help accelerate startups through, investment, office space, training and mentoring. 

Rockstart runs various initiatives that support entrepreneurs in every phase of their startup. These include:

Rockstart Accelerator: an intensive startup program that helps entrepreneurs take their companies from early traction to the global market in 6 months. It provides investment, office space, highly specialized knowledge and access to a broad network of international mentors, partners and investors.

Rockstart Answers: a snappy Q&A event between 40 entrepreneurs where 5 startups get help in answering their toughest question through live expert input. Rockstart Answers contributes to the growth of startups by activating group genius in a fun and inspiring way.

Rockstart Spaces: a network of inner city-startup hotspots where the most promising startups can find access to all startup support they need (resources, networks, funding, test-audience).

Rockstart Impact: an intensive 100-day startup program that helps entrepreneurs in developing regions become investor-ready.



As an intern at Rockstart, we expect flexibility and a diverse set of skills from your side. You would describe yourself as eager, energized, analytical, structured, an all-rounder and a great communicator.

Next to this we require:

Being registered as a student during the course of the internship;

A special interest and/or experience in startups and the acceleration model;

Your current study curriculum is related to this role (corporate finance, business administration/business economics/entrepreneurship/etc);

A ton of enthusiasm for Rockstart’s mission in supporting the best startups;

Fluency in English;

Bonus points: we would love our interns to bring something extra to the table, so we encourage you to mention in your motivation any special knowledge or experience that in your opinion is very valuable for Rockstart.