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Partnerships Intern

Location: Leuven & Brussels, BE

Start date: July 2024

Duration: Minimum 3 months (15 - 35 h/week)

Job type: Unpaid internship 

Who are we?

Value Network is a non-profit organization run by young professionals which sets up hybrid networking events that form a perfect mix between work and play. We host innovative networking activities where you can learn and connect with interesting individuals in a relaxed and inspiring environment. 

Our vision: We believe that the world’s most complex problems can only be solved by working together. 🤝

Our mission: Bringing people together for the better. 🧑‍🤝‍🧑

Our core team: Consists of young potentials who contribute to our vision and mission in their own area of expertise. Each team member is active in one of the three departments: HR & Operations, Events & Community, and Marketing & Sales.

What is expected from you?

As an intern, together with your team you will lead Value Network in our mission by developing business development strategy that centers around 2 main goals, (a) Look for partnerships that support Value Network financially and (b) Spearhead collaborations that provide value to our target audience and the ecosystem as a whole. 

We value creativity, so your ideas will contribute to our growth. You will be given more responsibility as you progress, and once you are up to speed, you will be able to take on some of our projects and test your leadership skills.

We are looking for an intern to join the Partnerships team who can meet the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct partner research to reach out to new partners via email, LinkedIn, phone calls and other channels.

  • Schedule meetings with our partners, create contact database & CRM system in Odoo, prepare pitch decks and individualized offers for partnership calls.

  •  Give an initial pitch about Value Network to potential partners and prepare monthly newsletter for our partners (in the beginning accompanied by our senior team members)

  • Close partnership deals and build long term relationships with partners with the help of our senior team members

  • As a partnership intern, you will work with our contact database and CRM system in Odoo. 

What are we looking for?

We are a group of motivated collaborators (but you can call us friends 😉)  and are looking for a passionate individual to strengthen our team. Ideally, you recognize yourself in the description below:

  • You are currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or a related field.

  • You are fluent in English.

  • Prior experience in sales is a plus.

  • You are not afraid of picking up your phone and making a phone call to someone you don’t know on the spot.

  • You are a flexible and adaptive person who thrives in a startup environment.

  • You are highly organized and have a strong sense of accountability to meet deadlines.

  • You are a team player and can also work independently when needed.

  • You have a positive attitude towards challenges and are eager to learn and grow.

  • You possess a strong sense of ownership and a proactive mindset.

What awaits you?

  • An internship opportunity as a part of your academic curriculum and/or for your personal development. 🚀🌟

  • Reimbursement of all transportation and lunch costs for office days.

  • Platform to connect and network with young professionals. 👥

  • Free access and drinks/food at all our events. 🎉

  • Free internal workshops.

  • An intense & fun experience in an international, fast-paced and flexible start-up. 

  • An internship certificate & Letter of Recommendation (by request) upon successful completion.

And here's the fun part: We have a hybrid work structure with 2 in office days and 3 remote working days. To ensure that we maintain a tight-knit team, attendance in the Brussels office (on Wednesdays) and Leuven office (on Fridays) is mandatory. But don't worry, we guarantee that you will have a great time while you're here!

Sounds good? Click apply & send us your CV and motivation letter in English. 

Note: We are currently accepting applications only from those that will be residing in Belgium during the internship period.

*At Value Network we celebrate diversity, that's why we're an equal opportunity organization. All applicants will be considered for a position without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, etc. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, we are committed to providing an environment of respect and safety.