People, Culture, and Networks Intern

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 managing over €300m 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 an Amsterdam-based PCN (People, Culture, and Networks) intern to join our team for a 6-month paid internship, starting in October/November 2021.

This is a unique opportunity to gain HR (Human Resources) experience in an expanding international company in a phase of growth. The internship will suit someone with a scale-up mentality, who is output-driven and enjoys a challenge. In addition to the day-to-day tasks, you will support several HR projects.

Together with the Director of People Culture Networks, you will work on the current HR projects like standardizing and process optimization, inclusion and diversity and talent management. You will be designing methods to development of HR-related programs, with a focus on recruitment, retention, and professional development of our professionals. Think big, start small. This is how you can make an impact at Goodwell Investments.

Your time at Goodwell will help you acquire a broad sense of all HR aspects. In addition, it is an opportunity to immerse yourself into 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 HR in a fast-paced international work environment.

PCN Intern Responsibilities:

  • Assist with recruitment of new employees.
  • Support on on-and offboarding processes of employees.
  • Assist with the development of a company-wide HR manual.
  • Support the design and implementation of a specific or several HR project(s), e.g. salary benchmarking, salary matrix, career planning, and annual review cycle.

PCN Intern Skills:

  • Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility.
  • Curious, positive and enthusiastic.
  • We like to keep it simple and to execute fast. The ability to simplify will be highly appreciated.
  • Team player with leadership skills, which means you are sometimes a leader, sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.
  • Strong project management skills, with a keen eye for attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ownership Skills. Think and act like the owners of our business- make tough choices and treat every euro as if it is our own.
  • Ability and enthusiasm to take initiative, together with the ability to work independently when required.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken (Dutch is a bonus).

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Currently working towards a degree in Human Resource Management.
  • Experience in HR basics is a strong plus.

Our offer

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

  • 6-month, full-time, paid internship starting in October/November 2021
  • Market-related stipend
  • 2 days of leave per month (based on full-time)
  • Our office is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

If you can picture yourself in the above role, then we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send your CV to – with the reference ‘PCN Intern’ – along with a short motivational 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, including your name and the reference ‘PCN Intern’. Both CV and video need to be received in order for your application to be considered.

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