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Butterfly Works

Butterfly Works

Butterfly Works

Butterfly Works is a co-creation studio in Amsterdam that aims to decrease poverty and increase prosperity worldwide. Our two departments of Design & Branding and Social Campaigns & Learning work g...


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

22 Apr 2014

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Butterfly Works is looking for an intern business administrations

entrepreneurial and creative intern for a social innovation studio

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Entry Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
Business Development
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Butterfly Works
We are an Amsterdam based social innovation  studio. We are creative minds who co-create for social change. We work in emerging economies because we believe in undiscovered potential. We share knowledge, trigger creativity & build sustainable businesses. Butterfly Works was founded in 2003. We have a core team of 15 designers and producers and we work with countless co-creators across 22 countries.

The internship
As an intern business development you will support us in the development of additional ideas for the financial sustainability of our projects and our organisation. You will be part of the development of business plans, the budgets of concept plans among other things. You will conduct research on different financial models and help us further in how to integrate entrepreneurial skills throughout the project development process. You will work closely with our financial director and are part of an dedicated social innovation team consisting of designers and organisers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic intern who is used to working independently and taking responsibility for his/her work. You feel at home in a dynamic international working environment. You are thorough and accurate, but with a good sense of priorities. You have a hands-on work style. You want to know more about working within an international business environment.

Qualifications and knowledge:
  • Studying Business studies or a related study;
  • Strong word and excel skills;
  • Experience in the field of entrepreneurship;
  • Full professional proficiency of Dutch and English, both spoken and written;
  • Professional proficiency of French is a plus;
  • You have an affinity with global social issues;
  • You are familiar with all phases of the set up of businesses / start ups;    
  • You can work independently and are a conceptual thinker;

Butterfly Works offers
We offer an interesting, challenging and inspiring work placement in an international work field. The working hours amount to 32 hours a week, there is a remuneration available of €250,- per month on the basis of 32 hours per week. If you are interested please send your motivation letter, CV and if relevant your portfolio, before May 15th 2014  to Michiel Huisman – The interviews will take place in June 2014.  

For more info about our organisation please visit:

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