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ESG Internship

Location: Rotterdam
Job Type: Full-time
Optimal start date: March / April 2022
Application deadline: Please submit as soon as possible

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.

Hi, We’re Nexio Projects

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

We’re looking for the best ESG Intern(s). 

As an ESG Intern in our Rotterdam office, you will have an active role in supporting to diagnose and evaluate a company’s sustainability efforts and implementing sustainable changes within their organisation.

Through your work, you will have an opportunity to build consulting skills and support the team to engage with  SMEs and large organisations in completing sustainability certificates and ratings as well as setting up their sustainability management system and reporting processes. As training and growth are a central part of Nexio Projects, we will provide you with the tools and teachings to allow you to grow.

Some of your tasks will include:

  • Update our clients’ sustainability policies, procedures and reports
  • Work on sustainability gap analyses of our clients and developing roadmaps to improvement
  • Learn and applying various assessment methodologies (such as EcoVadis, BCorp, the SDGs…) and reporting standards (UNGC, GRI, CDP…) 
  • Identify the actions and measures needed for our clients to embed sustainability into their DNA 
  • Conduct research on specific sustainability topics and having a creative approach to problem solving 
  • Write, analyze, format, and summarize information, graphs, presentations, and reports 
  • Support your project manager in client-facing calls 

Your profile:

  • You are excited by the idea of working in a nimble, startup environment;
  • You have deep interest in and thorough understanding of sustainable development topics and corporate sustainability;
  • You have strong written communication skills: Write clear emails and reports, make complex ideas accessible 
  • You are motivated to put your analytical skills to work towards the Nexio Projects mission of building a more sustainable future 
  • You are a well organized person who can prioritize tasks and have strong time management skills 
  • You are a team player that works quickly, independently 
  • You are a doer, who is impact driven and a strong multitasker 
  • You thrive in diverse and intrapreneurial environments where initiative taking is rewarded 
  • BA, BSc, HBO or WO – with a linkage to business/management studies and sustainability  
  • You are fluent in English – Dutch, French or any additional European language is a key advantage 
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint) and other software 
  • You have 6 months to 1 year of work experience 
  • Your scope of interest in sustainability goes beyond work, and is also part of your lifestyle  

Benefits and perks


Growth budget

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



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? 


Quarterly Events

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


Programmes for well-being

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


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.


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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