Corporate Programs Internship

  • Internships
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Corporate Programs Internship

Job description

A bit about Rockstart

Rockstart, one of Europe's first multi-vertical startup accelerators, was founded in Amsterdam in 2011 with a goal to provide startups with access to capital, market, community, and expertise.  Since then Rockstart has become the specialist in building entire ecosystems around specific domains—such as Digital Health and Smart Energy. Rockstart is actively building up entrepreneurial infrastructures around the world with its acceleration verticals, as well as corporate programs, such as FoodTrack by Maersk, New Energy Challenge with Shell and Green Challenge by Postcode Lottery. Since the inception, Rockstart has invested in 138 startups across 14 programs and supported them in their journey to raise more than €62 million and hire 600+ people. Rockstart is an international team of 40+ professionals dedicated to support and empower startups to become scalable and change their world for the better..


The role

*Only students are eligible to apply for this internship, and must be enrolled as students for the duration of the internship.

As the Corporate Programs Intern, you are at the center of a flawlessly planned and executed program. You work with the team to make sure the Program hits its targets on timing, execution quality and startup satisfaction levels. As the right hand of the Program Director, you support wherever needed while keeping an eye on the bigger picture.

The programs you will be most directly involved with are the Green Challenge and Shell New Energy Challenge. 

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Supporting the Corporate Program team in running the various programs: supporting the entire process of planning, executing and evaluating Rockstart’s corporate programs;

  • Providing operational and logistical support, e.g. booking flight tickets, gifts, etc;

  • Keeping track of programs budgets and incoming invoices specific to each program;

  • Schedule and take notes of the check-ins with startups and mentors.

  • Sending invitations to mentors, partners and startups for program events.

  • Creating documentation and supporting communications with corporate partners and startups;

  • Working closely together with the Branding & Community team to write updates and blogs about Rockstart’s corporate programs.

  • Working closely together with the Events team to organize program events


What makes you the perfect candidate? 

You are a real organisational freak who loves to stay on top of things and find smarter ways to do them. You always look ahead while never losing sight of the details. You are excited about working in a hectic startup environment and are not afraid to speak your mind. You are a team player who picks up slack when you see it and you work at a blazing pace to deliver on deadlines. You’re smart and savvy with a critical eye for processes and systems. Oh, and you love to work in a fun environment.

Must have requirements: 

Living in or at reasonable travel distance from Amsterdam (or willing and able to quickly relocate); 

Fluent in English; 

Some experience in operations, project management and/or events; 

You’re tech-savvy and super efficient; 

Proactive, entrepreneurial, results-oriented attitude with an ability to work effectively in a non-hierarchical environment.

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.

Bonus points: 

Experience in working at a corporate. 

Interest in the startup scene and/or having organized/attended events like Startup Weekend or other startup related meetups.

Start date: September 2019

Availability: 40 hours per week

Duration: 7 months.

Renumertation: 300 per month, plus work-related travel expenses and daily lunch

Location: Amsterdam

If you have any further questions about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact Kim de Rose (

Extra benefits

Big entrepreneurial network

At Rockstart you will not only be surrounded by our team, but also over the 10 startups from all over the world participating in the Accelerator Program. 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.

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.