Work in an inspiring environment

Are you motivated to make a change in society and entrepreneurial enough to launch several startups?


Are you currently studying or have you recently graduated from a university in the Netherlands or in Europe?

And do you want to get hands-on experience during an internship at the leading newcomer incubator in the Netherlands? We offer this experience through an internship position in our Amsterdam and Rotterdam office throughout the year.

Interested in the opportunity below? Send your cv and a short motivation to or apply below.

At Forward Incubator the drive for excellence, a strong team spirit and a deep connection to our mission are non-negotiables. We strive for the economic empowerment of newcomers (people with a refugee background) in the Netherlands. Entrepreneurship presents itself as a powerful tool enabling people to take charge of their future and start anew in a foreign country. The Forward Incubator program assists newcomers with starting their business, educates them on top-notch business and startup knowledge and continuously focuses on the development of crucial competencies necessary to be a successful entrepreneur.

We are looking for energetic, self-starting interns that are great team-players, but also confident enough to get work done on their own. The most important part of the internship is the guidance of newcomers and their teams through the incubator program and coach and support them with all the tasks related to starting a business in the Netherlands. 

We are looking for:

1 Intern from January 2021 – July 2021 to support us with our Digital Entrepreneurship Program that newcomers from all over the world apply to, to facilitate entrepreneurs and their teams in starting a business in the Netherlands, plus general support to help Forward grow.

2 Interns from March 2021 – July 2021 to facilitate entrepreneurs and their teams in starting a business in the Netherlands, plus general support to help Forward grow.

  • At least 32 hours of work per week on average from mid-March until the beginning of July or from mid-September until the beginning of February (exact period can be discussed)
  • The internship takes place at either our office at Startup Village in Amsterdam or at Cambridge Innovation Center, Groot Handelsgebouw, Rotterdam
  • The internship coordinator is Laura Di Santolo, your immediate supervisor is Antonio Alvarez Araya or Caspar Wanders, the Program Managers in Amsterdam and in Rotterdam
  • Support in the interviewing of entrepreneurs
  • Interviewing student consultants (including scheduling and sending the responses)
  • Reach-out and marketing for the recruitment of coaches and growing the community 
  • Participating in networking events to recruit business coaches and trainers
  • Supporting the organisation with operational tasks 
  • Being the right hand of the program manager 
  • Beautifying slide decks
  • Creation of administrative tools (Attendance sheets, CRM tool, KPI dashboards, dynamic recruitment sheets, etc)
  • Look up and create files with resources for workshops
  • Team facilitation of at least 4 teams which includes attending and coordinating team meetings, stakeholder relationship management: coaches, students & entrepreneurs, and supporting the entrepreneurs in administrative tasks
  • Beautifying slide decks
  • 1-on-1 working sessions with entrepreneurs during the Bootcamp
  • Helping in the facilitation of some of the workshops
  • Creating the interim and final surveys
  • Preparing, printing and coordinating materials for the workshops
  • Creation of reports for managers
  • Organising corporate events (facilitation of activities) 
  • Partnering and creating events with associations on campus (RSM/EUR, CEMS,, Enactus etc.)
  • Managing student recruitment for the next period
  • Work on the sustainability mission of Forward
  • Supporting the organisation with operational tasks 
  • Being the right hand of the program manager

There is room for a lot of different tasks and we encourage the interns to come up with creative ways to improve the organisations, increase our visibility and ensure that the entrepreneurs are set-up for success.

"Forward Incubator offered me a dive into the start-up environment by making me manage several entrepreneurial projects at the same time, which greatly improved my leadership skills, collaborate with a very involved network and see the social and economic impact of my work."
Jonathan Soto Moreno
Program Developer Forward Incubator Fall 2019

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