Marketing Communications Intern Netherlands

Are you looking for a meaningful marketing communications internship in impact investment in East-Africa?

BiD Network is an independent trusted partner for SMEs in East Africa by facilitating tailored financial solutions throughout their life cycle. Our customers are early stage and growing businesses with a financing need of at least USD 50,000 up to USD 5M. Via our local offices in Uganda and Rwanda, we provide investment-readiness and dealmaking services to selected entrepreneurs that have at least $100.000 annual revenue, social impact, significant growth potential and a competent entrepreneurial team. Via these services, we are able to provide high quality deal flow to our large international network of investors, both private and institutional.

We currently have a small but growing team of 11 people with offices in Amsterdam, Kampala and Kigali. Since 2007, BiD Network has raised over $34 million in investment capital for over 230 entrepreneurs. In the next five years, our target is to facilitate $100 million of investments for emerging market SMEs. To achieve this, we build and engage our international investor network from our Dutch office. In this context, we are looking for a:

  • Marketing Communications Intern – Amsterdam


    Core activities:

    • Build and engage community of investors via on- and offline channels
    • Organize events, e.g. workshops/webinars
    • Assist in the development and distribution of marketing and promotional material
    • Writing targeted content, e.g. marketing materials, social media, website, newsletter, blogs / articles, annual report
    • Build and maintain relationships with service providers, e.g. text writers, designers, photographers, printing companies, PR agencies, branding agencies
    • Support in executing marketing research, e.g. data entry and analysis for our impact study
    • Responding to marketing queries via phone, email or social media
    • Support staff in office management and administration tasks

    Key skills:

    • Event coordination and organization
    • Project management support
    • Excellent writing skills in both English and Dutch
    • Good team working skills as you will be part of an international organization
    • Adaptability and proactive attitude
    • Capacity to work independently
    • Tech-savvy; affinity/experience with digital marketing campaigning especially google analytics, adwords and SEO optimisation


    • Student in Marketing, Communications, Advertising, PR, Business or related field
    • Must speak Dutch and English
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Be available as a resource for senior marketing professionals who need assistance with completing large projects
    • Preferred affinity with financial services and social impact investment

    Organizational structure

    BiD Network has offices in Amsterdam, Kampala and Kigali. As Marketing Communications Intern you will be based in the Netherlands and will work closely together with our international Marketing and Business Development team.

    What do we offer:

    • Dynamic and international working environment
    • Centrally located office in Amsterdam
    • Daily free team-lunch
    • Personal growth, and much responsibility
    • Time and support to work on your own projects or thesis
    • Get in-depth understanding of impact investing in East Africa
    • Euro 250 per month


    Please send your CV and brief motivation letter to by 12 December 2018.