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COMMUNITY Management Internship at start-up looking to fight the climate crisis

Shift is a start-up that will create a massive worldwide movement of over 100 million people to help stop the climate crisis. It will do so by inspiring citizens all around the world to positively change their behaviour and create a paradigm shift, a “new normal” for living one’s life in a more sustainable way.

We are building an architectural masterpiece combined with an immersive experience that will draw millions of visitors a year and create a worldwide movement and community. Imagine an experience so intense, that you’re inspired, overwhelmed, and in awe all at the same time. After visiting our experience, you’ll feel more excited than ever to do something and be part of a global movement. That’s what we are building.

Our ambition is nothing short of creating a movement that changes the world. If you believe you have what it takes to have an impact on this mission. Apply now!

Since we are in stealth mode, we can reveal little about our plans, but here are some projects and organisations that inspire us:

The Zone of Hope Barcelona
Museum of the future Dubai
Arcadia Earth
Machine Hallucinations
Who are you?

You’re the outlier amongst your peers, the person that’s always doing a thousand things while your friends scratch their head and wonder how you can do all of them. You don’t need a lot of instructions, you’re used to figuring things out by yourself, whether it’s a new community management tool, creating and executing a social media strategy to reach more people or creating online/offline community campaigns: you teach yourself and get stuff done. You’re also a great communicator – facilitating conversations and getting people excited to participate in something you’re working on and belief in is something that you’re a natural at.

You’re self-driven and/or self-made: meaning, you know the value of hard work and you’ve gotten to where you are today through excellent achievement and always pushing the boundaries. However, we don’t give a damn about whether you have a Master’s or not, or the name of your university, we know that the best talent comes from anywhere: we only care about your talent and drive.

In terms of working style: you are organised in a way that makes you very productive, but not too perfectionistic, since you know it can stand in the way of getting stuff done.

You might still be deciding what to do in life; start your own company, work for a startup but by now you know that corporate life is not for you. You want to work for a place where you have an opportunity to actually make a difference, and be taken seriously in how you can contribute to our mission.

When contemplating a job after your studies, you are looking for something more than “a good paycheck, nice colleagues, and a cool culture”. You’re looking to find a place where you can have a massive impact and be part of an organisation that will inspire and challenge you to do your best work so far.

Ideally you are an outgoing people’s person, a social media expert with a knack for people engagement and content creation. PR or communication strategies don’t scare you and you get a kick out of knowing that you’ve “hit the target market just right” with a new campaign whether its online or through guerrilla marketing. A big plus would be if you have some community engagement/management experience and if we could sense your curiosity and hunger for learning.

Preferably you have some year(s) of (part-time) work or internship experience – whether it’s working for a start-up/SME, volunteering as a community coordinator, or being the team leader of group projects. That said, we value talent and attitude just as much as experience

What will you do?

We are currently running our first 3-month long Shift community program with 35 participants who are looking to do more to reduce their carbon and climate footprint. The program is a combination of sharing engaging content online via whatsapp group (challenges&articles), online workshops and physical meetings.  The main goal is for you to inspire and activate the participants to reduce their carbon footprint by e.g. eating less meat or becoming vegetarian, reducing the energy consumption in their home and installing solar/getting off gas and changing the way we commute and where we go on holidays (e.g. stop flying. We have a pool of experts who can share advice on the aforementioned topics; your job is to organise everything, engage with the participants and help them in their journey to reduce their carbon footprint..

We’ll be finalizing the first pilot in September. The first results are already good but we’re also constantly learning. So there is enough room for improvement and creativity and we are a dynamic organisation with a lot of room for your ideas and initiative.

On a high level, this is what you’ll be doing during your time at Shift:

Recruit participants to join in the next Shift climate program via linkedin,  social media and by engaging previous participants
Being “the face of” the Shfit community – the first point of contact for the mentors and participants forming part of the program and in charge of the constant communication and follow-up after the execution of the program
Being end responsible for the successful running of the Shift program and creating the best environment to create impact in participants life
Researching and Developing new content together with Don and our graphic designer
Co-creating a community engagement & communication strategy
Understanding and incorporating customer trust – listening to the community and being the community’s voice inside Shift team
Upskilling yourself and Shift  team on facilitation, group dynamics, collaborative practices, and other elements necessary for a successful and engaged community
You would also accompany the founder and other team members on Zoom calls, and other day-to-day operations

Who will you work with?

You’ll be working directly with the founder & CEO, Dutch national Don Ritzen (38) who before starting this stealth start-up, co-founded Rockstart. Rockstart is one of the first Accelerator-VC’s in Europe, and since its founding in 2011 has invested in over 200 companies who are jointly worth over a billion euro. Don was the commercial director at Rockstart and has extensive experience helping Rockstart start-ups get their products into the market, fundraise tens of millions of euros and has built a network of hundreds of investors across Europe. He has been in the investor committee of Rockstart’s web & mobile, AI, Energy, Health and Agrifood programs and seen thousands of pitches. Don is the kind of person who cares deeply about the people he works with, has a passion for coaching highly ambitious people and helping them grow and develop really fast.


Starting date: Ideally September 1st 2022
Length: 6 months ideally, minimum 4 months.

Minimum hours: Full time (potential part time possibility: 32 hours a week)
Compensation: 300-500 euros (based on full time & experience) + one-on-one coaching by Don throughout the internship

Apply: Send a brief email or preferably a 3 min video explaining why you are the right person for this internship and/or highlight what you feel is the best work you’ve done so far that could be relevant for this position. Feel free to include your CV but if you have your experience on linkedin, its also fine to add this. Please send it to before 15th of August(GMT+1)

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