Marketing, Communications and Communities Intern

Marketing, Communications and Communities Intern – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Goodwell Investments is a pioneering impact investment firm focused on inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services and income generation opportunities to underserved communities in Africa and India. Since 2006, Goodwell has raised five private equity funds with over $150m in capital. We invest in early and growth-stage businesses in India and Africa. Our 30+ portfolio companies reach over 332 million people across 47 countries. Goodwell is a truly global, locally present firm. We have teams or partners in India, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and The Netherlands. With a track record of over fifteen years, Goodwell demonstrates the ability to simultaneously deliver significant social impact and strong financial returns.  

The purpose of the internship is to learn and develop practical skills and gain a first-hand understanding of how a professional workplace operates. For us, interns ensure that we continue to learn and benefit from new ideas. 

Internship summary 

We are looking for a Netherlands-based intern to join our Marketing, Communications and Communities (MCC) team for a 6-month paid internship (full-time or part-time) starting mid-July 2021.  Goodwell is preparing for its next Annual Gathering scheduled for October. The Goodwell Impact Gathering is where we bring together our teams from across Africa, portfolio company CEO’s and investors. We are looking for an intern to support the preparation and execution of this important event.  You will be working closely with the MCC and Investor Relations teams, gaining a deeper understanding of event brand development, programming creation and marketing. Outside of the event, you will have a strong supporting role in expanding and maintaining our marketing channels on a day-to-day basis, engaging with teams across the organisation.  Your time at Goodwell will help you acquire further marketing skills and exposure to various communications strategies. In addition, it is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of venture capital and private equity investments, impact investing, economic development, and social entrepreneurship in Africa. Ultimately, you will gain broad experience in marketing and should be prepared to enter any fast-paced work environment. 

Marketing Intern Responsibilities 

  • Play a key supporting role in organising and managing the annual Goodwell Impact Gathering 
  • Assist with developing content for social media posts, promotional emails, and other marketing collateral 
  • Assist in the creation of press releases, investor reports, video, and image content 
  • Assist in the management of digital marketing campaigns 
  • Measure and report the results of marketing initiatives 

Marketing Intern Qualifications / Skills: 

  • Native English speaker 
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive 
  • Creative problem-solving skills 
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Applied understanding of basic marketing principles 
  • Familiarity with major social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) 
  • Understanding of SEO techniques and best practices 
  • Basic photography, image and video editing, and graphic design skills 

Education and Experience Requirements 

  • Currently working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in marketing, business, or a related field 
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook) 
  • Previous experience with the use of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign) and social media management tools (Hootsuite, Sprout Social) a plus 

Our offer 

Joining Goodwell means you will be joining an international and inclusive culture, where likeminded people work naturally together to achieve ambitious goals 

  • 6 months internship starting in July 2021 
  • Market-related stipend 
  • 2 days of leave per month (based on a full-time internship)  
  • Our office is located in the heart of Amsterdam 

If you can picture yourself in the above role, then we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send your CV to HRM@goodwell.nl – with the reference ‘MCC Intern’ – along with a short motivation video via WeTransfer. The video gives you the opportunity to present yourself in your unique way! The video should be no longer than one minute. Please send this via WeTransfer to HRM@goodwell.nl, including your name and the reference ‘MCC Intern’. Both CV and video need to be received in order for your application to be considered.  

The application deadline is 21 June 2021. 

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