Marketing Intern
Venture Cafe Rotterdam

As an intern you will work under the supervision of Marketing & Communication Lead, you will focus on supporting Venture Café organization through the creation of design and content assets. This role involves working together with the Venture Café team in order to build the right attention and awareness of our engagement activities aimed at supporting the innovation and entrepreneurial community of Rotterdam and the Netherlands. 

Your tasks at Venture Café

You will mostly work in tandem with Kate, Marketing & Communication Manager, and will support her in creating the right attention for our weekly Thursday gatherings and upcoming special events. You will be our social media hero and will co-create engagement plans, create content and be in charge of our posts. You will help capture success stories, and blog about our Thursday gatherings to capture the atmosphere. In addition, you will take part in Global Marketing Communication meetings, since Venture Café is an international ogranization with a strong global network and expansions in Miami, Boston, Sydney, Tokyo and others. On top of that you will help to further develop our communication strategy.

Skills & Requirements 

  • You have the confidence to think outside the box and suggest new ideas
  • You have a passion for learning about all areas of marketing—strategic, product, growth—with a focus on both digital and physical execution
  • Design clear engaging graphic communications for print and web. It will include marketing/communication brochures, website and social media graphics, posters, flyers, and other marketing materials as needed.
  • Must be available on Thursdays between 2:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills
  • Receive feedback from the Marketing Lead and make necessary changes
  • Basic knowledge of layouts, typography, line composition, colour, and other graphic design fundamentals
  • Compelling portfolio of graphic design work will be a plus
  • Interest in entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem
  • Understanding of which communication channels to use to reach target groups

What we offer you

  • A desk at our buzzing office at Cambridge Innovation Centre – right at the heart of Rotterdam City, where many startups and scale-ups are housed
  • Access to a great entrepreneurial network in Rotterdam and beyond
  • Ability to participate in all events organized by Venture Café and an opportunity to join events of our innovation partners 
  • Informal working atmosphere and experience of working in a small team
  • Access to a pool of knowledge on the latest and greatest innovations
  • Support in making a success of Venture Café’s mission and vision!

    Internship duration: 3 to 5 work days per week for a period for at least 3 months up to 12 month
    Start date: Preferred start date is as soon as possible, timing for the internship can be discussed to fit the best needs of the candidate

About Venture Café

Venture Café is a non-profit organization located in the heart of Rotterdam City, at the Groothandelsgebouw right next to the Central Station. We connect innovators to make things happen. Our visitors are startups, corporates, government, investors, and students. Everyone who wants to explore entrepreneurship, learn about innovation, meet like-minded people is welcome! We are an international organization and we adhere to the approach: think global, act local. For the reason we have a large international crowd of visitors we mostly speak English at our events on Thursday Gatherings.

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