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. We are an international team of 35+ professionals dedicated to support and empower startups to become scalable and change their world for the better
We are looking for a high-potential and ambitious (Master) student to join our team as a Business Development Intern. In this internship you will work closely with our Startup Community Manager Sofia as well as our different Accelerator program teams to optimize and execute our startup sourcing strategy. This means that you dive deep into the world of the newest technologies and business models and that you will learn how to assess their commercial potential and quality.
Your main responsibilities will be:
“For me, Rockstart captures perfectly the momentum of what bright minds can do today when the desire to act is bigger than the fear of failure. You, as a Rockstart team member, get all the means and chances to express yourself because every email you write, any call you make, any spreadsheet you work on, and any meeting you attend to adds up to the well-being and prosperity of the global startup society. I get goosebumps every day I enter Rockstart office because I expect the day to be demanding but thrilling to live through.” Monika Dainytė about her scouting Internship in 2015.
Start: This is a continuous internship opening for which we’re always looking for high potentials. Many of our previous interns for this position have gone on to work for Rockstart or one of our startups after their internship.
Availability: 40 hours per week.
Duration: 6 months.
Remuneration: € 300 monthly + travel expenses + free daily lunch
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:
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.
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.
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 programs. These are normally only accessible to the 10 startups that get selected for each 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.
If you have any questions about the role you can address these to firstname.lastname@example.org.