Commercial Support Internship

  • Internships
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Commercial Support 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

In the role of Commercial Support you are a driving force behind the sales team. The goal of Rockstart’s sales team is to develop access to market through establishing value-creating collaborations with large organizations. You will be reporting directly to one of the Rockstart management team members and working closely with our key operational teams.

Main Tasks

  • Developing and writing sales/lead collateral

  • Gathering and triangulating leads via various data sources (existing data, LinkedIn and other relevant platforms)

  • Developing and executing internal criteria and lead generation

  • Market scanning and mapping to identity corporate clients

  • Other ad-hoc tasks and projects which support the sales team

What makes you the perfect candidate?

You handle things systematically and are always looking for ways to optimize. You like to analyze and are driven to write/communicate in a compelling manner.  Even though you are very good at what you do, you don’t feel the need to always be on the forefront but rather enjoy having a supportive function as long as it’s something you believe in and you are of great value to the process.


  • You are enrolled as a student for the entire duration of the internship

  • Proactive, entrepreneurial and result oriented attitude

  • Capacity to work effectively in a non-hierarchical environment

  • Quick thinker with a very accurate way of working

  • Proficient in English (internal language of communication at Rockstart)

  • Technically skilled and quick with excel sheets and IT systems

  • International mindset and curious by nature

Please note that a working visa is required

Starting date: Q4 2019

Availability: 40 hours per week (negotiable)

Duration: 6 months

Salary: 300,- per month

Location: Amsterdam

*Please apply only if you will be enrolled as a student for the duration of the internship and are legally allowed to live and work in the Netherlands.

For any questions, please contact Alexis Podolny (Commercial Director):


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.

Intern community

As an intern you will never be alone. Rockstart works with multiple interns in different roles so 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.

Food & drinks

Interns at Rockstart get free lunch and unlimited fresh coffee brews and tea. Besides, we have a team breakfast every Monday and drinks throughout the month.