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Intern – Smallholder Agroforestry Proposition Rabobank

Internship Utrecht, NL
Posted 6 Apr 2021

Degree level


Job function


Required languages

Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years


€400 - €500 per month


17 Apr 2021 00:00

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Imagine contributing to production and income levels of smallholder farmers in developing countries by supporting them in their transition to agroforestry and at the same time combating climate change, land degradation and food insecurity at a large scale. A new initiative within Rabobank uses satellite images to measure the farmer's carbon storage and translate this into carbon removal units. This gives the smallholder farmers access to the international carbon market. This is how we are contributing to growing a better world as well as a stronger Rabobank.

Your main objective as an intern is to contribute to the following objective: ‘to onboard 15 million farmers within 5 years directly and indirectly together with intermediaries, to support them in their transition to agroforestry (financially and technically) with the help of partners and to generate sufficient carbon sequestration transaction income for Rabobank’ 

Creating impact 

As part of the Supply team, you and your colleagues are responsible for selecting and approaching intermediaries with whom Rabobank can work together to realize the transition from smallholders to agroforestry at scale and to ensure that farmers and intermediaries are registered on our platform.

Your responsibilities consist of:

  • Support the team in achieving the targets for entering into partnerships with intermediaries and farmers
  • Support in customer analysis in the field of, among other things, carbon storage, implementation risks and scalability.
  • Entering into new cooperation agreements with new relations, including collecting the required documents for registration on the platform
  • Support in monitoring the number of farmers and impact that is being created, as well as ensuring we are identifying possible challenges in time.
  • Help set up a scalable infrastructure for the team

With each other 

Collaboration is key in the way we work. The Wholesale and Rural Innovation team joins forces to realize the innovation strategy. Besides Acorn, you are one of several innovation managers.

ReACT on new chances 

Do you take this opportunity with both hands? Your talents and personality make you special. With your experience in structured problem solving, knowledge of innovation management and strong conceptual and analytical thinking you help Rabobank further! If we ask your friends to describe you in a few key words, the answer should be: customer-oriented, highly self-motivated, pleasant to work with. In addition to this competencies, you are:

  • A HBO or WO student
  • With a side job (now or in the past)
  • Experience with project management in an international environment
  • Experience in or affinity with the agricultural sector, experience with agroforestry is a plus
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • You have a strong personality where persuasiveness is used in a natural and effective way and the execution power is demonstrably present
  • You have a results-oriented mentality combined with organizational sensitivity
  • Fluent in both Dutch and English, both spoken and written.
  • Mastering a third language (especially Spanish) is a plus.

ReBRAND your growth

Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you by focusing firmly on your growth, development, investing in an environment where you keep learning every day and will be guided during your internship. In addition, you can of course also count on an allowance of €400 or €500 based on a 36-hour working week (depending on your education level).

Let’s connect! 

Are you him / her? Are you ready to join Rabobank and become an expert in packaging recycling, and to make a difference for yourself, our customers and for the society? We would love to receive your application for this vacancy in the Netherlands.

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Rabobank is a bank that works for its customers and members. We are one of the largest financial institutions in the world, but we're still very involved at the local level. Our goal is to help customers achieve their goals. In addition, we aim to make a substantial contribution to the well-being and prosperity of people in the Netherlands and to a sustainable global food supply. We are a bank with cooperative roots. Everything we do, we do together.

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