Intern Branding and Marketing


The internship
An opportunity has arisen for an internship at the Branding and Marketing department of Olam Cocoa in Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands. For a period of minimum 5 months you have the opportunity to be part of a small, energetic, positive and multifunctional team, where you will work and collaborate as a link between different functions and you will be responsible to deliver your own projects. This can be planned as a classical internship or a bachelor thesis project starting September 2019. 

During your internship the main duties will include: 

  • Responsibility for delivering a marketing project regarding a large trade fair stand and related brand communication development, event set-up and support
  • Responsibility for the branding, marketing and communication of a product development project in partnership with the Product Development and Innovation team and delivering a 360-communication toolkit
  • Engaging in brand strategy development, assisting the Brand Manager
  • Assisting in the development of sustainable cocoa brand / product projects

The intern 
A successful intern will possess the following: 

  • A currently enrolled student in a business school or focused, post-graduate programme with an interest in marketing, branding and communications, or part of a marketing masterclass. Preferably a person with some previous internship and/or work experience.
  • Excellent English language communication skills and proficiency (both oral & written); 
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently utilise Outlook and full MS suite of programmes (Word, Excel, PPT, Teams)
  • Someone who is responsible and accountable, a ‘go getter’ with a positive / energetic attitude, and someone who is curious, open minded, and ready to accept new challenges.
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility for delivering projects on deadline and to completion
  • Interest in food/beverage sector, in digital / social media / blogging, in design and in sustainability. Must love cocoa and chocolate! 

We offer
We offer an interesting internship at an international company as part of the marketing and communication team based in London and in the Netherlands. Reporting to the Brand Manager, you will have the opportunity to experience the everyday work life at a multinational company and be part of an exciting brand development journey and to learn about the cocoa world and its delicious ingredients.  Koog aan de Zaan is the office location where you will be based together with the Brand Manager.

More information?
If you’re ready to learn and be challenged and like more information, please share you CV and cover letter detailing your interest via the website  

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