Founder Associate Intern

As Founder Associate Intern, you will be primarily responsible for supporting the CEO across the full spectrum of her activities, including her commercial responsibilities, company strategy, company representation, stakeholder management (investors, customers, partners), fundraising, and project support, amongst others. The role will allow you to learn from an accomplished female founder and leader, while also learning by doing and through active mentorship.

About Carbon Equity

We believe that everybody should have the ability to use their capital to halt climate change. We want to offer a new generation of investors the opportunity to have real climate impact with their capital. And make a decent return in the process. Only then can we unlock the power of the masses, make everyone a co-owner of this transition and send more capital to where it’s needed most.

At Carbon Equity, we believe that the best way to accelerate decarbonization with your money is by investing in companies that are bringing innovative climate technologies to market. Like alternative proteins, zero-carbon cement, nuclear fusion and electric tractors.

Most of these companies are funded on the private market, via venture capital and growth equity funds. These funds have high barriers to entry, with minimum tickets in the millions. With Carbon Equity, we made it our mission to open up this world of climate private market investing.

Carbon Equity is building the leading climate investment platform for retail investors. A platform that makes private equity and venture capital accessible by removing traditional jargon, mechanics, and complexities. We enable people to pick their specialist team of investors (i.e. fund managers) to invest for them, so they can sit back, relax and enjoy how their capital is making a real climate impact.

We are a solidly funded company (€3M), allowing us to grow rapidly to accomplish our mission. We are currently a team of 15 and growing rapidly. 🚀

The Role & Deliverables

We are looking for an intern who will take on the Founder Associate position and is available five days a week for a period of 4-6 months. Key deliverables will be:

  • Support the CEO with key tasks, including
  • Commercial outreach and follow up
  • Meeting support
  • Preparation of commercial and strategic documents
  • Helping prepare/draft commercial proposals, pitches or communication
  • Strategy/ideation/background research
  • Project support
  • General support to other teams, including the marketing, commercial and investment teams

Your qualifications

  • You have a University bachelor's degree
  • You have superior analytical skills - you are comfortable doing analysis in Excel and working with other Google/Microsoft tools
  • You are a strong independent thinker - you have an opinion and you make it known
  • You are self-motivated and proactive. You don't wait for instruction but hit the ground running exactly the way you think you should
  • You have a big appetite to learn and improve your skills
  • You live in the Netherlands
  • You are fluent in Dutch and can speak and write professional English

Even if you feel you do not have all qualifications, but you are still very excited about the role, you should apply anyways.

What is in it for you

Let's be honest, joining a startup in our early stage has pros and cons. The con is that you have to figure out a lot of shit yourself, you will not seamlessly fit into a well-oiled machine. You kind of have to build the machine yourself. That then of course is the big pro. You get to build the machine yourself 🧰🛠️. Now that is impact. The impact you will have in building a super early stage startup will never be greater. You get to join all internal and external discussions, you get to learn by doing and you get to set the rules and build the groundwork for a future Unicorn 🦄 or Zebra 🦓 or ... well you get to decide just how successful we will be and how much impact we will have.

  • Join a freshly funded Fintech with endless ambitions
  • Lots of room to bring your own ideas, and the mandate to work on them
  • Headquarters located in The Next Web West (Amsterdam), close to the Vondelpark
  • Internship compensation of EUR 500

How to apply 👋

Send your resume, full transcript (grades per course for bachelor’s and master’s degree), and a brief motivation to We will keep the vacancy open until we have found the best one out there, but we will review the first batch of CVs by January 20, 2023.


  • Assessment: on January 10th, we’ll invite selected candidates to do a one hour assessment, which can be done at your own convenience, to be completed by Jan 15th
  • First round: on Tuesday 20th, we’ll let you know whether you passed on to the first interview round, which will take place in the week of Jan 23rd
  • Final round: final candidates will be asked to complete a business case between Jan 30th and Feb 5th, and present their work in a final interview Feb 7th or Feb 8th