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Internship Global Innovation Capabilities

Date: 04-Jul-2019

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1072 AE


We Go Places! How about you?
Location: Amsterdam 
Function: Commerce
Sub-Function: Commerce - Marketing - Innovation
Type of Contract: Fixed Term



Your internship

Are you a student, interested in the world of innovation? And would you like to contribute to HEINEKEN’s culture of continuous improvement? Then we are looking for you! HEINEKEN now offers this exciting internship to shape your career prospects. 


As part of the Global Front-End Innovation & Innovation Capabilities Team, you have the unique opportunity to dive into HEINEKEN’s world of innovation. You will develop a great understanding of how to support innovation projects through platforms and tools in order to accelerate innovation in a global company and see how opportunities are developed into feasible projects. 


The internship focuses on supporting and managing the internal global innovation communities, capabilities and platforms. The variety of the fast-paced work requires constant engagement as well as great communication skills since communicating with internal and external parties will be one of your key responsibilities. Moreover, generating written as well as video content is a vital part of the internship, which directly supports the team’s efforts to fuel the communities. Additionally, supporting the team and all its dynamics will be a great part of the internship as well.


Some of the your responsibilities are:

·         Monitoring, analysing, and updating data and performance for various projects

·         Maintaining and sending out key internal communication materials on a regular basis

·         Monitoring and updating progress on key objectives

·         Helping the team with current projects

·         Generating written and video content for internal social media

·         Working and communicating with internal stakeholders, external agencies and third parties

·         Helping to organise internal innovation programs/ events, such as accelerators and marketplaces


Your working environment

As an intern in the Global Front-End Innovation & Innovation Capabilities team, you will report to the GFEIC manager and you will be positioned at the Global office in Amsterdam. Your team consists of people with different nationalities whom all share the same passion and drive for innovation and success.


Your profile

We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking and outgoing person, enrolled in a university (of applied sciences) 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.


Furthermore, you are studying towards your Bachelor or Masters in the areas of Business Administration, Business Communication, Marketing and Innovation.


Also the ideal candidate has:

·         An excellent grasp and control of the English language. Second language is always a plus

·         Persuasive and proficient communication 

·         (Innovation) Management and People skills

·         Event planning experience

·         Creative writing skills

·         Expertise in using Microsoft Office applications with particular focus on Excel, PowerPoint and Word

·         Expertise in using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro or other video editing systems

·         Analytical skills and view

·         Moderate understanding of Google Analytics and other similar platforms


Do you recognize yourself in the profile above? Then we gladly invite you to apply for his role.


Your working conditions

When we talk about a good compensation, we mean more than just a good internship allowance (EUR500 per month). An internship with HEINEKEN offers great challenges combined with exciting opportunities to build a network and gain the skills to kick-start your future career.


HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the founder’s family name – Heineken® – is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world’s most valuable international premium beer brand. The Company’s aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it operates and to have the world’s most valuable brand portfolio. HEINEKEN wants to win in all markets with Heineken® and with a full brand portfolio in markets of choice.

The Company is present in over 70 countries and operates more than 165 breweries. HEINEKEN is Europe’s largest brewer and the world’s third largest by volume. HEINEKEN is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of its more than 250 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. The number of people employed is over 85,000.



For additional information about this job opening or the application process, please contact Jasper Melchers, at  Are you interested in this role and would you like to apply straight away? Please click on the application button.


We are looking forward to receiving your application


At HEINEKEN, we brew great beers and we build great brands. We are committed to surprising and exciting our consumers and employees everywhere. We have a proud history and heritage in brewing and in our communities. With operations in over 70 markets globally, we are the world's most international brewer.

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