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AI & Data Associate Intern

Posted 27 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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AI & Data Associate Intern - Amsterdam Office

Are you looking for an internship that will challenge you to grow at an incredible pace? Do you want to discover how new technologies like Generative AI can impact and accelerate growth for any business in any industry? While being part of a young, entrepreneurial and impact-driven team? Then SparkOptimus is the place for you!

What you'll do

As an Intern with AI & Data focus, you will get the chance to make an impact every day. You will work with the (Associate) Partners of our AI & Data practice from day one, taking a hands-on role in consulting projects for clients & taking on a diverse set of tasks related to Data & AI. This includes applying your coding skills (preferably in Python) to develop and pilot innovative data & AI tools for our consultants and clients, gaining and sharing knowledge around these topics, preparing events, preparing client pitches, contributing to newsletters, articles & LinkedIn posts, and interviewing and assessing technology providers. These responsibilities, in combination with the daily cooperation with our team, provide a great range and depth of opportunities.

SparkOptimus has a coaching and learning culture. We support your development through on-the-job coaching and formal training programs that address the challenges you will encounter, e.g., consultancy skills, interpersonal skills, and functional digital expertise. You will be amazed by how much you will learn in a short amount of time!

Why SparkOptimus?

SparkOptimus helps organizations unlock the power of disruption. We spark and scale transformational initiatives that improve the lives of consumers and customers using new technology. We are pragmatic, we think like a start-up, and we focus on delivering customer and business value all over the world for organizations like Heineken, Ikea, eBay, Unilever, ING, CarNext and AkzoNobel. Our expertise lies in digital, sustainability, and (Gen) AI, and across these topics we provide tailored strategic consultancy that bridges the gap between vision and execution, ensuring our clients not only conceptualize innovative strategies but also implement them effectively.

At SparkOptimus, we believe diversity and inclusion are inseparably linked to corporate social responsibility. SparkOptimus provides equal opportunities and treatment for all employees, and strives to make sure every employee feels recognized and at home with us.

Why you should join us 

  • Endless growth, learning and development opportunities within an internationally operating company with purpose
  • The opportunity to share your ideas and put your experience and knowledge into practice
  • Very positive work environment in a young, dynamic, and informal team
  • Supportive and friendly team to help you develop in the role
  • Fuel up with daily delicious and healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Office in the centre of Amsterdam
  • Regular company events and team activities throughout the year


What we are looking for

  • Minimum 3rd year bachelor student (WO/Academic), with excellent results so far
  • Outstanding analytical and social skills, a can-do mentality, and a passion for digital
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Experience with Gen AI model development is a pre
  • Availability for at least four consecutive months, with a preference for six months
  • Start date: flexible
  • Please note: Dutch students must have completed their VWO

We are SparkOptimus, Europe’s #1 digital strategy consultancy.
Since 2010, we enable organizations to use technology and data to serve customers, better, faster, and cheaper. We work with visionary leaders in business and society to help them capture technology-enabled growth opportunities, transform the ways they serve their customers, and drive organizational change. From our offices in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, and Zürich we serve clients on all continents.

Management Consulting
Active in 3 countries
100 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 31 years