Internship - Heineken Global Innovation

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Date: 22 May 2024

Location: Amsterdam, NL


The internship

As part of the Innovation and Beer Systems Team, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in the development of the future of beer and beyond at Heineken. The internship focuses on giving you great understanding of how to support operating companies of Heineken through platforms and tools to innovate, build and expand our portfolio.

Some of your responsibilities are:

  • Support coordinating the HEINEKEN Global Innovation Community
  • Supporting Competitor Innovation Intelligence
  • Support on Innovation performance and pipeline measurement analysis
  • Support in managing the Global Innovation Portfolio of HEINEKEN
  • Maintaining and preparing key internal communication materials on a regular basis
  • Supporting the team with several other projects in the space of Innovation


During your internship you will get the opportunity to get to know HEINEKEN as a company, also outside your department. We give you the trust and freedom, so you can work like a real entrepreneur. We like to bring the outside world inside and therefore we embrace new, fresh ideas with enthusiasm. Of course, always with the guidance that is right for you.

The department

You will report to the Director Innovation and Beer Systems, and you will be positioned at the Global office in Amsterdam. The team consists of people with different nationalities whom all share the same passion and drive for innovation and success.

The terms of employment

  • Your starting date is 1st of August or 1st of September 2024
  • The internship is fulltime (in consultation also 4 days a week possible)
  • The duration of the internship is 5 or 6 months (in consultation with your internship supervisor)
  • It is a practice-oriented internship
  • You will be based in Amsterdam
  • Working hybrid
  • You will receive an internship fee of €500 gross pm based on 40 hours per week
  • You will enjoy 2 vacation days per month (based on fulltime)
  • If you do not have a student OV product, your commuting expenses will be fully reimbursed


The start of your internship

Together with a diverse group of interns from different departments you will start your internship at HEINEKEN. Together you will be introduced to the organization. Furthermore, you can organize fun activities with your fellow interns.

The unique you!

We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and outgoing person, enrolled in a university throughout the entire period of the internship and with a keen interest in the world of innovation management; you can combine strategy and creativity in your work approach. Moreover, you are a people’s person, always willing to be of service to your colleagues and other stakeholders.

We believe that everyone has unique talents and are therefore looking for you!
Furthermore, you are studying towards your Bachelor or Masters in the areas of Business Administration, Business Communication, Marketing, Innovation or similar.

Also, the ideal candidate has:

  • An excellent grasp and control of the English language. Second language is always a plus.
  • Persuasive and proficient communication and creative writing skills
  • Strong Analytical skills and view

Conditions of HEINEKEN

  1. You are enrolled at an educational institution.
    1. In the case of non-EU nationality, you must be registered as an intern with a Dutch educational institution, from which we receive proof of enrollment for the current academic year from you.
    2. In case of EU nationality, you may also be registered as an intern at educational institutions outside the EU.
  2. Living in the Netherlands during internship (HEINEKEN does not facilitate housing).

Great! For more information about this vacancy or about the application process, please contact or you can apply right now.


Are you unsure if there is a perfect match? If so, we would still encourage you to apply!


Working at HEINEKEN

Every day we work with pride on our great products that you have certainly had in your hand at a party, during a work meeting or at home on the couch. HEINEKEN is much more than just beer. What about brands like Heineken 0.0, Strongbow, Desperados and Birra Moretti. We actively work to create a pleasant work environment where everyone feels respected and has equal opportunities. Your personality, knowledge and skills are the success of our organization.


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