Business Development Data Intern

Are you ready to make a real impact? Are you driven to make a difference in the world by helping to make our financial sector more sustainable and thereby contributing to themes such as climate change, energy transition, impacts on the living environment, preservation of biodiversity and an inclusive economy? Would you like to develop yourself as a business developer in the fast-growing field of impact measurement and be part of an ambitious and driven organization that collaborates with the leading banks, impact investors and asset managers on these themes?  

We are looking for a Business Development Intern to strengthen our Data team. The Data team delivers solutions to calculate the economic, social and environmental impacts of organizations, and investments to support banks and investors to accelerate the transition to a more inclusive economy and financing of the SDGs. Our flagship product is the Global Impact Database. We are currently expanding our existing client base and are looking for a Business Development Intern to support scaling up. 

business development impact data intern

 Your role

As Business Development Impact Data Intern, you will be part of a new but growing domain, supporting a team that helps our financial services clients transform their organisations by embracing and implementing tools and strategies to measure and manage their impact.  

Your role is to contribute to the development of data marketing and sales strategies, perform market analysis and research, investigate current solutions within the data landscape, promote new and existing data products through different marketing channels. You will develop an understanding of the data, with support of analysts and developers, to help create proposals that clearly explain data products to clients. With your personality and interpersonal skills, you will contribute to highly motivated and fun teams. 

You will have the opportunity to help shape our organisation, as the Impact Institute is growing fast and continues to evolve quickly. In addition, you will become well-skilled in monetising external costs and impact measurement, which meets a fast-growing demand of organisations worldwide. You will have the opportunity to accelerate the development of your professional skills needed to become a business developer in the field of impact measurement, ESG and finance: 

  • Learn about the sustainability data solutions used in the financial world, such as impact data, ESG, and risk scores 
  • Be involved in all the steps needed to turn sustainability data into a value proposition for clients. 
  • Learn how we use our sales strategy to bring our data solutions to asset managers, banks, large corporates, and multinationals integrating impact in their daily practices 
  • Be involved in the management of the leads in the sales funnel, helping the team to convert potential interest into conversations, proposals and ultimately sales. 
  • From the start you will do supplementary research and help to prepare content for our marketing channels or information for prospective clients. 
  • Over time and depending on your interest, you will be more actively involved in the acquisition of new clients.

Your profile

You are a hands-on candidate with a professional outlook who is looking for an experience in a stimulating environment, where you will be constantly learning and getting the opportunity to work on projects that have a positive impact. You are excited to get experience in the data market and at a social enterprise that works with science-based data for sustainable innovation and transparency, for the finance sector. You are looking for an opportunity to learn about and contribute to a cutting-edge field that meets a fast-growing demand among private, public and non-governmental sector organizations worldwide. 

  • Ambitious person with a drive to learn and improve the world 
  • Preferable master university student (can be graduate)
  • Interest in business development and entrepreneurial endeavours 
  • Affinity with sustainability, business consulting, finance, social or environmental sciences. 
  • Ability to work hard in a professional setting 
  • Independent, accurate, results-oriented and problem solver 
  • Ability to communicate about technical issues with people without a technical background.

What we offer

  • A dynamic and stimulating working environment with a professional and young culture  
  • A6 month full-time internship, 32–40 hours per week 
  • A compensation of €385 per month for interns with a completed Bachelor’s degree, €605 per month for Interns with a completed Master’s degree and commuting costs up to €275 per month, based on a fulltime internship 
  • Active coaching and supervision  
  • Access to a strong network (partner-organizations, board members)  
  • Perspective on a job in case of excellent performance  
  • Functional work area: Sustainability, Business, Economics, Finance, Communications  
  • Additional benefits: Laptop  

Are you ready?

Do you recognize yourself in the above profile and feel the drive to make a change? We would love to get in touch! Please apply for this position by sending your resume and cover letter to recruitment@impactinstitute.com. We will review applications on a rolling basis.

Questions? Do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We prefer direct contact with our applicants; therefore, we do not work with intermediaries.

About Impact Institute

The Impact Institute is a social enterprise. Our mission at the Impact Institute is to empower organizations and individuals to realize the impact economy. We do this by creating a common language for impact through the publication of open-source standards and by providing the tools, training, and services to implement those standards. We give organizations – multinationals, SMEs, NGOs, governments – the information needed for sustainable risk management, innovation and stakeholder management. Read our Vision and Mission to learn more about us. The Impact Institute team also powers True Price.