Design & Brands Internship

  • Action & Impact
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Design & Brands Internship

Job description

4-6 months paid internship, Amsterdam.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Circle Economy's Design & Brands team is looking for a purpose-driven individual who wants to apply her or his knowledge on design and brands to circular projects. You are an independent spirit who is keen to support our mission to drive innovation to achieve circular culture, consumption and behaviour through circular design and brand building.

Who we are:

Circle Economy works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Our vision is to contribute to economic, social and environmental prosperity, without compromising the future of our planet. As an impact organisation, we identify opportunities to turn circular economy principles into practical reality.

With our Design & Brands programme we apply circular design thinking as a tool to transform industries and rethink our current systems of production, distribution, and consumption.

Through our on-the-ground work, we provide industry professionals, brands, businesses, and cities with the practical knowledge they need to shift to circularity. We support them in developing circular value propositions fit for the future, building circular capacity within their organisations, and applying circular design thinking to specific products, services or business models.

At Circle Economy we are a young team of 45+ driven and ambitious professionals, sharing the belief that the circular economy creates prosperity for all. We work in a lively and dynamic atmosphere in our open office space right in the heart of Amsterdam. At Circle Economy, we have a culture of getting things done while having fun, and apart from friendly and open team dynamics, you can expect a drink in your hand every other Friday by 4pm.

What we offer

A paid internship for 5 days a week for a period of 4-6 months, to start as soon as possible. We offer a stipend of €400 per month for a Master's level based on full-time employment and can provide a travel stipend if necessary. We offer a challenge for a passionate person that loves to learn and take on responsibilities in a vibrant and talented team, in a pioneering organisation. The opportunity to grow an in-depth insight and knowledge on the topic of circular design & brands.

If you recognise yourself in most of the above, we would love to hear from you!


You are a talented MSc or late BSc student with:

  • Great writing skills in English
  • A passion for circular economy / sustainability
  • A passion for applying design methodology to complex issues
  • The ability to adhere to deadlines and work within constraints
  • The ability to think strategically, to work in a team as well as independently
  • A proactive, autonomous and fun character
  • Thriving in a dynamic working environment

Great if you know of, but okay if you don't:

  • Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Writing skills in Dutch

To apply, please send an email containing a brief motivation and your resume.