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ESG Internship

Location: Rotterdam
Job Type: Full-time Internship – €800 a month.
Optimal start date: February 2023
Application deadline: Please submit as soon as possible
Other:

Presence required in the Rotterdam office (50/50 work from office, work from home policy). We take every precaution necessary to minimize risk of COVID-19 infection among employees and adhere to all RIVM guidelines.

🌱We are an equal-opportunity employer and embrace the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion within the recruitment process. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. The more inclusive we are, the better we can deliver our mission to shape a more sustainable world. 🌱

Hi, We’re Nexio Projects

At Nexio Projects, we firmly believe that everyone has the power to shape a more sustainable future. As a trusted advisor and partner to clients in a wide range of sectors, we simplify the challenges associated with sustainability and bring clarity and transparency to fuel bold action. We are facilitators and implementors at heart and strongly believe in the power of incremental change to shape a more sustainable future.

As a dynamic team, we form a motivated group of 30+ co-workers headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. We have cultivated a unique team spirit that is both impact-driven and purpose-oriented. We are humble, hardworking, and continuous learners.

Everyone’s voice can be heard and promoting an environment where maximum potential can be reached is at our core. Because of this, we continuously look for enthusiastic intrapreneurs who can do things without taking themselves too seriously.

Your typical week

It’s Monday morning, and you’re returning to the office refreshed from a great weekend. The week starts with our team meeting, where everyone reflects on the learnings of the past week and shares intentions for the coming one. This creates a space for alignment, awareness, and enthusiasm before stepping into the new week and allows everyone to get the latest updates from different departments while hearing about the organisation’s growth.

During the week, you can expect a combination of client-facing tasks and research missions. The week closes off on Friday at 5 pm with our gratitude award. This is the time to reflect on the successes and challenges of the week and, most importantly, to share what we’re grateful for. After this, our team is always keen to stay longer and enjoy some precious bonding time over on-the-house beer, wine, and other refreshments.

Is this an environment you want to work in? Are you a curious person committed to helping businesses become a force for good? Do you love the buzzing energy of a team striving towards reaching a common goal? Then read on to learn more about the role.

As an ESG intern in our Rotterdam Office, you will have an active role in diagnosing and evaluating a company’s sustainability efforts and implementing sustainable changes within their organisation. During your internship, you will develop a practical understanding of sustainability’s key pillars (environment, ethics, labour and human rights and sustainable procurement), assessment methodologies (such as EcoVadis, BCorp, the SDGs…) and reporting standards (UNGC, GRI, CDP…). As training and growth are a central part of Nexio Projects, we will provide you with the tools and activities to allow you to grow as a sustainability leader. 

Skills and Experience 

  • Growth mindset with an interest in scaling service offerings and solutions. 
  • Excited to work in a start-up environment.
  • University degree, BA, BSc, HBO or WO – with a linkage to business/management studies and sustainability.  
  • Six months to one year of work experience.
  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proactive communicator with strong interpersonal skills – making complex ideas accessible.
  • Problem-solving skills – an analytical, innovative, and creative mindset. 
  • A strong ability to multi-task, a friendly demeanour, and the ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Team player that works quickly and independently.
  • Fluency in English – Dutch, French or any additional European language is a crucial advantage. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint) and other software is a plus.
  • Interest in sustainability goes beyond work and is also part of your lifestyle.

What You Deliver 

  • Support clients with their corporate sustainability policies, procedures and reports.
  • Work on sustainability gap analyses of our clients and develop roadmaps for improvement.
  • Learn and apply various assessment methodologies (EcoVadis, BCorp, the SDGs…) and reporting standards (UNGC, GRI, CDP…).
  • Identify the actions and measures our clients need to embed sustainability into their DNA.
  • Conduct research on specific sustainability topics and have a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Write, analyse, format, and summarise information, graphs, presentations, and reports.
  • Support project manager in client-facing calls.

Multiple benefits

  • A dynamic, international, creative and professional working environment.
  • An environment where entrepreneurialism and creativity are key.
  • Constant learning opportunities that enable you to grow and apply your knowledge on a variety of projects, with a training allowance per year (time and costs covered in part);
  • A flexible work environment where you are free to work from home for 50% of the time – if desired.
  • Work-from-home equipment.
  • Transportation allowance, if necessary, although we highly encourage you to bike to work.
  • Contribution towards wellbeing services (mental or physical health memberships/services).
  • A free Swapfiets subscription.
  • Pension Plan.
  • An opportunity to deepen your knowledge and specialise in crucial sustainability topics that interest you most.
  • Fresh fruit and flower delivery every week.
  • A fun, friendly start-up environment with:
    • A gratitude award shared by colleagues sharing appreciation for each other’s work.
    • A weekly Friday evening drink to wrap up the week and get to know each other more personally.
    • Quarterly team events.
    • Volunteering opportunities.

Some logistics

  • Job type: Full-time
  • Location: Rotterdam
  • Optimal start date: February 2023.
  • Application deadline: Please, submit your application as soon as possible.
  • Other: Presence required in the Rotterdam office (50/50 work from office, work from home policy). We take every precaution necessary to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection among employees and adhere to all RIVM guidelines.
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Benefits and perks

01

Growth budget

Time and budget is available for all employees to upskill & educate themselves throughout the year.

02

Swapfiets

As part of our Dutch DNA, we don’t see a healthier and more conscious way to commute to work then on a bike. Do you? 

03

Quarterly Events

We celebrate the new quarter ahead with a team activity. From Casino night to Summer Camps, all themes are welcome!

04

Programmes for well-being

The team’s wellbeing is our first priority at Nexio. Therefore, we offer subscriptions & organise wellbeing events.

05

Volunteering 4 days a year

With abundance being one of our values, we see the importance of giving back and sharing. Therefore, every team member can volunteer for their organization of choice.

06

Friday gratitude award

3 gratitude awards are shared between colleagues to show appreciation for each other’s work.

How we hire

  • Apply online with your CV, motivation letter & video if requested

  • Go through a gamified assessment that ensures unbiased hiring

  • Short call with HR to get to know the people team

  • Case study interview, group or individual

  • Final interview

  • Embark on your Nexio journey!

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Application checklist

  • CV
  • Cover Letter telling us about yourself, why you’d like to be part of our team and your goals at Nexio. Beyond your professional and academic background, we are interested in all the dimensions of your personal development journey, so feel free to share more about your ikigai.
  • Writing Sample of maximum 500 words. This could be an excerpt from a report you wrote, a research piece, blog/medium article, policy memo or other writing sample that reflects clarity, conciseness and mastery of a sustainability-related topic.

We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion within the recruitment process. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experience. The more inclusive we are, the better we can deliver our mission to shape a more sustainable world.

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