AgriFood Program Internship

  • Internships
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

AgriFood Program Internship

Job description

A bit about Rockstart

Rockstart launched in 2011 in Amsterdam as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Today, Rockstart is an international company that supports and empowers the best startups on their way to success across four domains: Energy, Health, AgriFood, and Emerging technologies. We provide startups with access to capital, market, community, and expertise by connecting them to partners, investors, mentors and the wider Rockstart network.

Rockstart also creates programs that are customized to boost collaboration between startups and corporates, driving faster access to co-creation, commercial partnerships, and investment. Rockstart has experience in designing and executing programs for Maersk, Shell, Dutch Ministry of Health, and many others.

Since its inception, Rockstart has invested in 200+ startups and supported them in their journey to raise more than €89 million and hire more than 720 people. Rockstart is an international team of 35+ professionals dedicated to support and empower startups to become scalable and change their world for the better.

The role

For our AgriFood program, we’re looking for an intern who will support the professional execution of the program. In close collaboration with the Program Manager, you will work on executing a program of exceptional execution with ambitious startups and the best possible network surrounding it. Where the Program Manager focuses on building the network of startups, investors, corporate partners and mentors as well as design the curriculum of the program, your focus will be to drive delivery of our different activities and operations and engaging with/catering to the local entrepreneurial network.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Program Planning: Seamless program planning for the entire 6-month AgriFood program;
  • Smooth Operations: Manage delivery of key program aspects on time and within budget by working with the wider Rockstart team. This includes but is not limited to operationalizing the program plan and setting it into motion, preparing for events, sending out periodic communication and supporting the startups on operational queries about the program;
  • Communication: Manage stakeholder communications including content design and delivery; and
  • Continuous improvement: Make improvements to the process as the program progresses and capture this knowledge to share with relevant teams.

Please note that there is a possibility to enter into a full-time role as Program Associate upon conclusion of the internship.


What makes you the perfect candidate?

You are a real organizing geek who loves to stay on top of things and finds more efficient ways to do them. You get a buzz in finding solutions and see every crisis as an opportunity. You like organizing events and your analytical brain can tweak and optimize the systems while your creative brain loves to think along with, support and guide the startups and your team. You are excited about working in a hectic startup environment. You are a team player; you like improving content and organizing and facilitating a vibrant working environment.

Must have requirements:

  • Living in or around Copenhagen;
  • Professional proficiency in English and conversational proficiency in Danish;
  • Some experience in operations, project management and/or events;
  • You’re tech-savvy and super efficient;
  • Experience using online tools like Trello/Copper/Google Apps;
  • Strong operational profile; and
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial, results-oriented attitude with an ability to work effectively in a non-hierarchical environment.

Bonus points:

  • Knowledge of, or a special interest in Innovative Food, Agriculture and food systems of the future.
  • Previous experience in events planning and execution.
  • A deep interest in the startup scene and/or having organized/attended events like Startup Weekend or other startup related meet-ups.

Start: As soon as possible

Availability: Full-time

Duration: 5 to 6 months, with possibility of continuing in the a position as Program Associate.

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark. Possible work/travel to the Rockstart HQ in Amsterdam, on occasion.

If you have any further questions about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact Floortje Vriezema (