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Internship Sustainability

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam (HQ)Internships

Job description

Are you ready for your Swapfiets adventure?                       

Hi, we are Swapfiets! The bicycle subscription where you are always assured of a working bicycle. Our mission? Making cities more livable and sustainable under the motto 'buy less, use more'. Do you see a challenge instead of a problem? And are you ready for an acceleration in your career? Then you are ready for the Swapfiets adventure!

Your role

Our team is looking for a motivated intern to join the Sustainability Team from September. As our intern you will be part of the Sustainability team, where our role is to provide and lead sustainability initiatives. We share the right data, tools & insight to let other teams make the most sustainable decisions. Our work is across the complete organization, mainly together with our product, warehouse & operations teams, both at HQ and through all Swapfiets locations. The team includes a Sustainability Supporter, Sustainability Program Manager and the Sustainability Director (also one of our founders). Together we drive the sustainability goals throughout Swapfiets, such as 100% circularity and climate neutrality in 2025.

Your responsibilities

Our bicycles are at the core of our business and the heroes that provide our members with a healthy, affordable and sustainable mode of transport. Your main assignment during your internship will be to build the true sustainability story of our bikes of Swapfiets, supported by data. We would like to better highlight how many users our bikes generally have and what happens with our bikes throughout their lifetime. The goal is to increase the value our members (and members-to-be) see in used bikes (as opposed to a new bike) and to showcase and highlight the sustainability aspects of our subscription.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building and owning the project plan

  • Defining the variables to take into account for the story of our bike

  • Involving different departments (e.g. marketing, tech, sustainability) in the project definition, planning, execution, completion and communication

  • Gathering and analysing relevant data

  • Choosing the format for delivery and implementation of the story (e.g. video material, visuals in stores, QR codes on bicycles)

  • Researching market trends on providing transparency about the impact & sustainability of products

  • Supporting our team on other running projects

Job requirements

Your profile 

You have got loads of positive energy to inspire others and push for the most sustainable solution. It will not always be easy, but with your healthy dose of creativity, perseverance and ability to connect you will always find a way. Next to this you are: 

  • Available from September, for a period of at least 6 months

  • Passionate about sustainability/circular economy

  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from a University/HBO programme focused on sustainability, circular economy, environmental studies, biology

  • Preferably you are working for or have worked at Swapfiets

What Swapfiets offers

  • A salary of 400,- euros/month on a full time basis

  • One day off to do voluntary work paid for by Swapfiets

  • Your own Swapfiets! (lend-lease)

  • Lots of responsibility, challenging work, and friendly colleagues

  • Lots of workshops and inspirational talks 

  • Flexibility in working from home / at our office at the Molukkenstraat in Amsterdam.

  • Healthy, vegetarian lunch at the office for a small contribution 


  • You can now directly apply for this vacancy, until the 31st of July.

  • As soon as we think: you've got what it takes to qualify for this position, you will be invited for a first job interview with our Sustainability Program Manager (Janneke). These interviews will take place in the week of 1-5 August.

  • The second interview is held with the Sustainability Support (Freya) & Director of Sustainability (Richard)

  • Please bring to the second interview an example of a circular business model / initiative where Swapfiets can learn from. Why this example and what is it that Swapfiets can learn from them.

  • Are you and Swapfiets still as enthusiastic at the end of the process? Then you will receive an offer to join the Swapfiets team!