Posting Title: Business Strategy Internship
Duration: 4 to 6 months (start in September/October 2023)
Location: The Hague, the Netherlands
Compensation: €600 per month (for 4 days a week)

Do you want to help accelerate and upscale the positive impact of Dutch businesses to improve the lives of current and future generations? Ever wondered what it’s like to work for a UN initiative? Are you passionate about business strategy and engaging with stakeholders?

If you answered yes to all three, come join the UN Global Compact Network Netherlands as our new Business Strategy intern!



The United Nations Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. It has an unparalleled global reach and the exclusive opportunity to activate a diverse network of businesses to advance sustainable development in collaboration with investors, Government, UN, and civil society stakeholders.

The UN Global Compact Network Netherlands’ 2022-2024 strategy is based on three key pillars: Build, Reach, and Engage. At the moment we are working on a strategy refresh to enhance our growth ambition. You will be part of this process! 



As our Business Strategy intern, you will work as part of a young, diverse, and ambitious team on the development of our strategy for 2024-2027. You will support on:

  • Near & long-term vision and strategic agenda – supporting the Executive Director in driving and prioritizing the vision and strategic agenda on a corporate level, based on outside-in trends & benchmarks and both internal and external analysis. 
  • Analyzing and assessing initiatives and programmes in our local network and comparing them with other local networks worldwide. Identifying improvements, opportunities, and threats.
  • Client satisfaction and feedback from Key Accounts and representative sectors.



  • Current Strategy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Company situation analysis
  • New Strategy Draft 2025-2027: Compared to other networks in Europe
  • Support on engagement and activities developed by the team



  • In the final year of an MSc University Degree in Business Management, Global Business & Sustainability, International Management, Business Analytics & Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship or similar
  • Excellent communicator in English, both verbally and in writing, Dutch is a plus 
  • Basic knowledge of strategy & business analysis methodologies
  • Analytically driven – strong quantitative and analytical capabilities
  • Flexible, team player with a can-do and eager-to-learn attitude
  • Curious & Innovative



During your internship, you will work with and receive professional support from Monica Pascual (Participant Engagement Manager) and Merei Wagenaar (Executive Director). You have the option to write your thesis on the topic of this internship.



Please include the below documents in your email to Merei Wagenaar, Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network Netherlands, before 1 September 2023. 

  • Cover letter (max 1 A4)
  • Resume

If you have any questions please get in touch with Monica Pascual, Participant Engagement Manager at If selected for the interview round, you’ll be invited for an in-person meeting at the Malietoren (Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, The Hague) in September.

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