Sustainable Finance Banking Intern

Are you eager to have impact? Do you want to use your quantitative skills to make the economy fairer, more inclusive, and more sustainable? Do you enjoy finding a structured way to tackle analytical challenges and working in Excel? And do you want to be part of an ambitious, young, and fast-growing organization?

We are looking for an intern to strengthen our Sustainable Finance – Consulting team, with a focus on the banking industry, ideally starting in February 2024.

sustainable finance banking intern

Your role

As an intern, you will be part of a team that helps our banking clients transform their organizations by embracing and implementing tools and strategies to measure and manage the impacts of their portfolios. You will operate in a fundamentally new but growing domain and contribute to creating innovative ways of allocating and managing capital that relies first and foremost on environmental, social, and human considerations.

The goal of this internship is two-fold:

  1. Generating and interpreting impact results for one of our leading banking clients
  1. Creating internal resources to harmonise and structure existing processes

This will involve significant work in Excel, where you will need to understand large data sets, perform consistency checks and create user friendly, scalable templates. In addition, you will learn about the multifaceted ways in which financial institutions generate both positive and negative impacts and how this can be calculated using financial and impact data.


Your responsibilities

  • Review and harmonise existing processes to build scalable internal resources
  • Execute the annual impact analysis of a leading bank, i.e., collecting and processing relevant financial and impact data
  • Visualising and interpreting results using PowerBi
  • Opportunity to provide actionable recommendations to shape sustainability trajectories
  • Regular review of results, clear and concise communication of progress with colleagues and management
  • Discuss and engage with various colleagues within Impact Institute in order to capture relevant processes and methodologies as much as possible


Your opportunity

You will contribute to a movement towards steering on impact that can change the world. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the strategy and team of Impact Institute, as we are a fast-growing organisation which continues to evolve quickly. In addition, you will become a thought leader in impact measurement and valuation applied to sustainable finance, a fast-growing demand among organizations worldwide. Internationally, Impact Institute is recognized as one of the frontrunners in this field.

You will also benefit from an extensive learning experience across the sustainable finance fields, with a practical exposure to both traditional and innovative portfolio management methods.


The ideal candidate 

The ideal candidate for this role is autonomous and has a hands-on approach to solving complex quantitative problems. Other characteristics cover:

  • Currently studying a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree or have completed your studies and would like to gain more professional experience in the field
  • Strong drive to contribute to a better world and a proven ambition to make the world sustainable
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, evidenced by a relevant degree or academic achievements (e.g., finance, economics, statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering)
  • Enjoy working in Excel, crunching numbers, detail oriented
  • Structured way of working, effective communicator within the team (e.g., updates on progress), ability to work independently on analytical tasks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English


What we offer

  • A dynamic, flexible, and stimulating working environment with fun colleagues with intrinsic motivation, who want to change the world with you
  • A 5-6-month full-time internship, 32-40 hours per week
  • Active coaching, regular training (onboarding, team training, consulting training, etc) and supervision
  • Access to a strong network (partner-organizations, board members)
  • Compensation starts from 550 while studying for your bachelor’s degree and up to €785 per month with a completed master’s degree, based on a full-time internship.
  • Additional benefits: hybrid working environment, a beautiful view overlooking the IJ in Amsterdam, commuting allowances for bike or NS card up to €275 per month, and 25 vacation days annuallybased on a full-time internship and good growth opportunities within the field.

Are you ready?

If you recognize yourself in the above, we welcome you to apply for our Internship program by sending your resume, cover letter and list of grades to We prefer to have direct contact with our applicants, therefore we do not work with intermediaries, such as recruitment agencies.

About Impact Institute

The Impact Institute is a social enterprise. Our mission at the Impact Institute is to empower organisations and individuals to realise 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 organisations – 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.