Graduate Internship Program

Internship Overview

"Discover OFoundation's Graduate Internship Program based in Utrecht, Netherlands. Engage in impactful projects spanning multiple countries for over thirteen years. Collaborate with young professionals and graduates, backed by recognition from the Dutch government and supported by leading international entities, including Silicon Valley unicorns and top-ranked universities."

Our Graduate Internship Program, launched five years ago, matches graduates with diverse companies in Utrecht, offering valuable work experience and skill development. Currently employing over 50 individuals, including 13 interns, we maintain a balanced work environment. Join us for a transformative six-month internship, preparing you for successful employment.

Our target audience

The Graduate Internship Program targets driven individuals: university graduates poised for the workforce, final-year students entering professional realms, European nationals, and scholarship-eligible or privately-funded candidates. We value ambition, intrinsic motivation for learning, and a commitment to personal and professional development. Ideal candidates actively seek job opportunities, willing to work locally or remotely. With strong ties to over 200 European universities, our program attracts applicants seeking impactful experiences and meaningful connections.

our office space in utrecht

Welcome to our dynamic workspace, where innovation, productivity, and relaxation intersect, including our renowned GRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. Our spacious office in Utrecht is meticulously designed to inspire creativity and cultivate a strong sense of community among our team. From the vibrant gaming area, equipped with pool and ping pong tables for team-building activities, to the dedicated studio for videographers, our space offers diverse opportunities for collaboration and growth. At the heart of it all is a podium symbolizing our unwavering commitment to excellence and providing a platform for impactful presentations. Tucked away is a plush couch, inviting moments of reflection and casual discussions. With an open layout encouraging both collaboration and individual focus, our office embodies our dedication to fostering a harmonious work environment where ideas thrive, and achievements are celebrated.

OUR OFFERS

  • PAID INTERNSHIP

    6 Months internship, full time, with flexible starting dates based on your university’s schedule. Our compensation is 100  Euro per month but we are a registered Erasmus+ organization and all interns in Europe can apply for the highest monthly grant through their University. 

  • Exciting environment

    Our office is the perfect place in which to express your passion, talents and develop your skills. We combine the essence of a corporate company with the spirit of a startup and don’t forget: both Foreign and Dutch speakers are welcome to join the team!

  • UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

    You will get the opportunity to develop in the fields you find interesting. As an OFoundation trooper, you will be invited to several self growth workshops and Amazon training events. Applying for your internship means to both learn from us and to help define and shape the next growth steps of our organization.

The interview process is structured as follows

Step 1

Referral

Candidates discover us through their universities or platforms such as Erasmusinter.org.

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Registration

Applicants are required to complete a form on our website to register for the internship.

Given the high volume of applications for each internship position, which can number in the hundreds, it is imperative to filter candidates due to our limited resources to conduct short interviews with everyone. 

To optimize both the candidates' and our time, we have developed a form containing all essential and pertinent questions. 

For instance, individuals with children and family responsibilities may find our positions unsuitable due to the unpaid nature of the internships and our commitment to avoid placing families in financial jeopardy. Similarly, candidates requiring a working visa in the Netherlands or those seeking summer internships will find that our positions do not align with their needs.

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5-Minute Call

We review applications and contact candidates for a brief, five-minute call to verify mutual expectations. 

This conversation provides a concise overview of the position, the company, and the work environment. If the initial impressions are positive from both sides, we arrange a video call for a more in-depth interview.

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20 to 30 Minute Interview

This step involves a video call conducted from our office, with our talent acquisition and HR colleagues facilitating the interview. 

Tailored questions related to the specific position are prepared, and the HR team is trained to identify suitable candidates whose talents and circumstances align with the offered position. 

For example, a video editor applicant’s portfolio on platforms like YouTube or Behance would be reviewed, while a financial position candidate’s expertise in Excel and understanding of European taxes would be assessed. E-commerce interest may prompt discussions on Shopify, Amazon, and Google Analytics. 

This interview also serves as an opportunity to provide the applicant with detailed information about the position, company, tasks, and location, including insights into Utrecht’s housing situation, financial expectations, cost of living, mentorship, team members, and if desired a possible video tour of the office.

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Step 5

Final Interview

This stage aims to verify all previously discussed information and confirm the candidate's continued interest in the position.

This comprehensive process ensures a thorough evaluation of candidates to match them with suitable internship opportunities, reflecting our commitment to fostering professional growth and development.

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Main elements of the internship

Our internship program is meticulously designed to provide a thorough and enriching experience for every intern, guiding them from initial onboarding to final offboarding. Key elements of the internship are summarized below for your convenience, ensuring that each participant gains valuable skills and experiences throughout their journey with us.

Onboarding

Experience a heartfelt welcome on your first day, featuring a personalized office tour and warm introductions to your new colleagues. Throughout your pivotal first week, our dedicated HR team stands ready to assist you every step of the way. Engage in daily one-hour calls meticulously crafted to streamline your onboarding journey and clarify operational procedures. With our guidance, you'll swiftly acclimate to your role and feel confident navigating the ins and outs of our organization. Welcome to the team!

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Training on the Job

New interns are paired with experienced colleagues for personalized guidance lasting 2 to 4 weeks. This tailored approach matches the intern's learning pace and the requirements of the position, ensuring a smooth transition and effective skill development.

Evaluations

Our program includes three evaluations every two months, providing opportunities to reflect on and bolster the professional and personal growth of our interns. These assessments are designed to cultivate a positive environment for development rather than focusing solely on performance appraisal. Through constructive feedback and tailored support, we aim to empower interns to thrive and excel in their roles.

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Personal Growth

Our program offers various tools for personal development, including personality tests to uncover strengths and areas for improvement, fostering self-awareness as the cornerstone of growth. Interns receive training in setting and attaining weekly goals, enhancing their productivity and progress. Additionally, we facilitate life goals presentations, encouraging interns to articulate and share their aspirations. By focusing on ambition and goal setting, we empower interns to pursue their dreams with clarity and purpose.

Job Search Training

Our optional two-month Graduation Program, offered towards the end of the internship, specializes in honing job search skills. Participants receive guidance on crafting CVs, optimizing LinkedIn profiles, professional photography services, mastering cover letter writing, navigating application processes, and refining interview techniques. With a remarkable 99% success rate, this program has effectively supported actively job-seeking interns in securing employment opportunities.

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Offboarding

We conclude the internship journey with appreciation and recognition for the intern's valuable contributions. This is celebrated through a joyous event, like a barbecue or team meeting, where team members share their positive experiences with the intern. Interns showcase their learnings and future plans in a PowerPoint presentation. As a token of gratitude, interns receive a bonus payment of €600 upon completing the internship. Additionally, interns provide candid feedback through a questionnaire, instrumental in continuously enhancing the quality of our internship program.

Work with us now!

I trust you have found sufficient information. Explore our available positions below and feel free to submit your application.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Are you just graduated or about to complete your studies? Apply for your 6 months internship with us. We cover all business fields ensuring that every intern receives the personal attention they require to conquer their dreams. Are you ready to be part of one of the fastest growing foundations in the Netherlands? Check out our open positions.

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