Events & Operations Intern

  • Internships
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Events & Operations Intern

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 the market, capital, knowledge, and community.
In the second half of 2017, we will round off our Smart Energy Accelerator program as well as kick off our Artificial Intelligence Accelerator.


The role

During your Events & Operations internship you will focus on planning and executing all small and big events surrounding the Accelerator programs.

In an average week, a lot of mentoring and coaching sessions as well as meetups and workshops take place. Next to this, we also organise big scale events such as our Selection Days and Demo Day with hundreds of participants. As the Events & Operations intern, you will be an integral part of the events team, responsible for smooth timing and delivery of the small and big events during all programs running. During this internship you will learn the ins and outs of planning and orchestrating rockstar-worthy events.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Gathering information from the Accelerator teams regarding events timeline and events requirements for planning purposes;
  • Providing operational support with creating event marketing material, event evaluation forms and event related communication;
  • Being the main liaison point between the events team and the Accelerator program team, reporting updates between the two teams;
  • Delivering events in alignment with requirements from both sides;
  • Keeping track of event budgets and spendings by means of reflecting spendings in budget documents specific to each event;
  • Apart from organizing awesome events, you will need to have an overview of daily operations and undertake administrative tasks in order to ensure a professional, organised and friendly atmosphere within the office.

'It was definitely a great opportunity for me to do a placement at Rockstart as an Event & Operations intern for the Smart Energy Accelerator in 2016. I got to work closely with so many talented and motivated people and together we created many awesome events, such as Smart Energy Summit, Rockstart 5 Year Anniversary party and the Demo Day! At Rockstart people trust in you giving the responsibility to organize events from scratch and it’s great to see your projects happening live! Hands-on event planning experience in a dynamic startup environment – that’s how I could describe this place! And not to forget all the friendships that were born and useful connections that I made during this time!'
Anastassia Kravtsenko about her Events & Operations internship in 2016

Start: August 2017

Availability: 40 hours per week.

Duration: 5-6 months.

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

Location: Amsterdam


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 organizing events;
  • Fluency in English;
  • A ton of enthusiasm for Rockstart’s mission in supporting the best startups.
  • 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.

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 (the Ballroom), 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 one of the most beautiful locations right in the city center of one of the greatest cities in Europe? We’re on Amsterdam’s famous canals, just a block away from Anne Frank House and Dam Square, as well as Amsterdam’s biggest and busiest shopping street. Beside, Rockstart is on walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station.  

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.

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