Graphic Design Intern

  • Internships
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Graphic Design 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. 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 early-stage startup programs, Rockstart Impact and Rockstart Launchtrack. Since the inception, Rockstart has invested in 108 startups across 11 programs and supported them in their journey to raise more than €45 million and hire more than 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

We are looking for an enthusiastic graphic design intern to join us at Rockstart. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess graphic design skills and be able to transform high-level requirements into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs. 


Main responsibilities

  • Work closely with Brand Ambassador to create graphic designs in line with the Rockstart brand.
  • Work with program associates, events team, startups and other programs to bring the Rockstart vision to life.
  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering.
  • Create mockups and wireframes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Periodically testing and researching new design trends, checking the usage and relevance of existing designs and making suggestions.
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards.

“As a graphic designer at Rockstart you help the world’s best startup machine to be more visible, loud and exciting. By creating visual delights and promotions you influence the future of startup founders in the quest of bringing their ideas to life. So what are you waiting for? Let’s fuel the startup revolution!” Antoan Stanev about his Graphic Design internship in 2015.

Start date: flexible

Availability: flexible

Duration: 5-6 months.

Remuneration: € 300 monthly for full time + 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;
  • Last year in your BS/MS study preferably in Interaction Design, Graphic Design or a Visual Arts subject;
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio;
  • Good knowledge about Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator & Lightroom). Experience with DTP and Photography would be of an advantage;
  • Good visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction;
  • Live close to the Amsterdam area or willing to relocate to the Netherlands during the internship.
  • 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. 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.

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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