Internship / Working student position | ESG

As of September 2024

Do you want to contribute to the exciting world of ESG matters within the financial industry?

Do you have enthusiasm for the growing ESG, sustainability & impact trends within the financial industry? Do you have a hands-on mindset and love to contribute to the development of ESG? Then you might be the ideal colleague to join our team for an internship or working student position!

About us

  •  Investment firm founded in 1981, based in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf.
  • Invested in 180+ companies and EUR 500m assets under management.
  • Sector-specialised teams for Technology, Healthcare and Agrifood, and stage-specialised teams for venture and buy-out.
  • Strong reputation and track record and a network of leading entrepreneurs, investors and industry-expert.
  • Fun and entrepreneurial team of motivated professionals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Value creation through hands-on support, cooperation and extensive expertise in Technology, Healthcare and Agrifood.

About your role

  • Actively contribute to the development of the Holland Capital ESG methodology framework and database.
  • Set up of a data model, including current datapoints, to structure the ESG data collection and to facilitate ESG analyses and reporting.
  • Collect and analyze ESG data on key sustainability-related topics directly from portfolio companies.
  • Contribute to the ESG due diligence process during pre-investment across both venture & growth as well as growth & buy-out. Work with the investment teams to ensure ESG due diligence information and views
    are incorporated into the various reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of an annual ESG report.
  • Monitor and follow up with international, European, and Dutch regulations (Taxonomy, SFDR, CSRD etc.).
  • Support the finalization of Holland Capital’s environmental footprint assessment.

Who we are looking for

  • You are available to contribute to the activities described, this internship is not a research/thesis oriented position.
  • You have enthusiasm for the ESG, sustainability & impact trends within the financial industry.
  • First practical experience in the field of sustainability would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of common ESG and/or impact standards and frameworks (e.g., GRI, SFDR, CSRD, UN Guiding Principles, EU taxonomy) is a big plus.
  • You have an academic or college background ideally with a focus on sustainability, sustainable finance, impact, climate, circular economy etc.
  • You have the ability to work independently and proactively.
  • You are an analytical, charismatic and pragmatic person.
  • You are proficient with Microsoft (Excel/PowerPoint/Word).
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English.

What do we offer 

  • Open to discuss duration period and time commitment per week (minimum 2 days a week).
  • Ability to gain insights and experience in an entrepreneurial setting
  • A fast-paced working environment with challenges which let you grow day by day.
  • The opportunity to contribute to the growing importance of ESG matters within the financial industry.
  • Responsibility from the start within a non-hierarchical environment.
  • Competitive salary based on experience and availability.
  • Work with and learn from a highly experienced team of both passionate and fun people.
  • Delicious lunch, unlimited boat parties on our Holland Capital boat, a great ski trip, several yearly teambuilding events and free access to the gym.

Passionate about ESG, entrepreneurship, and a fast-paced working environment? Please send us your application (short motivation and CV) via 

* These requirements give an indication of the profile we are looking for in this position. Research shows that mainly male candidates apply at a 60% match and women at a 100% match. Do you not meet all the requirements but do you think this is the position for you? Then we invite you to apply

Holland Capital

Holland Capital is een succesvolle investeringsmaatschappij welke zich richt op Nederlandse ondernemingen actief in de sectoren healthcare, technology en agrifood. Met verschillende fondsen wordt binnen deze sectoren geïnvesteerd in veelbelovende early stage ondernemingen met een innovatief product (venture capital) en in meer volwassen ondernemingen die groei- of buy-out kapitaal nodig hebben om zich verder te ontwikkelen (buy-out). 

  • Het team van Holland Capital is jong en dynamisch en bestaat uit 30 investment professionals.
  • Het team werkt veel en intensief samen met ondernemers in de sectoren waarin we investeren.
  • De cultuur van Holland Capital kenmerkt zich als ondernemend, professioneel, down-to-earth en proactief.
  • Het team wordt ondersteund door een support team van 5 personen.

Facts & Figures

  • Investeringsmaatschappij opgericht in 1981, gevestigd in Amsterdam en Düsseldorf
  • Investeringen (huidig en verleden) in meer dan 180 bedrijven en een beheerd vermogen van 270 miljoen euro
  • Sector- (voor technologie, gezondheidszorg en agrifood) en fase-gespecialiseerde teams voor durfkapitaal en buy-outs
  • We hebben geïnvesteerd in (toekomstige) marktleiders zoals Wortell, Yes We Can Clinics, Purple, Health Connected, Kidslodge en Yource
  • Professioneel, informeel gezellig team van gemotiveerde en motiverende professionals met diverse achtergronden.

Krijn Taconiskade 426
1087 HW Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 311 94 11


Inselstraße 34
40479 Düsseldorf
+49 (0) 211 43 63 69 01