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Internship in Sustainability Risk, Regulations and Reporting

Posted 10 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you interested in learning how Environmental, Social and Governance risks and opportunities affect a bank and its clients? Are you interested in developing analytical skills related to the environment, climate, biodiversity, human rights and animal rights risks? Are you interested in the banking sector’s approach to sustainability and how ABN AMRO can make the economy more green and more social?

Then ABN AMRO’s Sustainability Expertise – Risk, Regulations & Reporting team is looking for you as their next intern!

Your job

The banking sector is situated in a unique position to help build more sustainable economies, as every company needs finance. The role of the Sustainability Risk team is to offer our expertise to our clients, as well as applying our sustainable values to our products and services to accelerate the transition. In overall, our strategy is built on long-term objectives in the areas of climate change, the circular economy (including biodiversity) and social impact.

For this internship, you will support our team in Sustainability Expertise – Risk, Regulations & Reporting and contribute to current projects. For instance, you will:

  • Keep up to date with regulatory developments, addressing social and biodiversity risk for our lending activities
  • Understand and translate regulatory frameworks, such as the CSRD (ESRS), NFRD, EU Taxonomy, ECB Guide on CER, and Pillar 3’s ESG framework
  • Think along carbon reduction targets for our lending and investment portfolio
  • Translate scientific developments, innovations, and societal demands into future actions for the bank
  • Learn to measure and quantify climate transition risks (e.g. GHG emissions) and physical risks (e.g. floods) for corporate clients
  • And much more!

Your working environment

The success of our organization depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that we have.

We value innovative insights and creative solutions for our clients, and we believe in the interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organization.

Our team in Sustainability Expertise – Risk, Regulations & Reporting is part of the Corporate Banking client unit. We are responsible of creating insights on sustainability risks, regulations and strategy to support the Corporate Banking Client Unit: to support them in their strategic goals and ensure compliance in regulatory reporting and implementation.

Our team consists of a diverse mix of young and senior professionals, with a mix of skills and knowledge in the field of ESG and risk management, regulations and data.

With us, you will experience an open culture where humor is appreciated, initiatives are valued, self-development is encouraged. Finally, our team work with dedication. To help and enable our clients’ sustainable shifts and be in control of sustainability risks.

Your profile

ABN AMRO is a leading Dutch bank with an international presence. We are looking for skilled and talented interns in the field of Sustainability to help us shape ABN AMRO into a future proof bank.

  • You are enrolled in a Dutch University for the entire period of the internship
  • Your studies are related to Sustainability, Environment or Governance
  • Knowledge and affinity with topics related to environmental, social and governance
  • Knowledge and affinity with data and Excel (other programming languages is a plus)
  • You are fluent in English (Dutch is a plus)
  • You are available for 6 months from Sept. 2024 onwards (Flexible starting day)

You recognize in yourself the following traits:

  • Strong communication: you can convey information in an accurate and clear manner, both written and oral.
  • Analytical skills: your analytical are well developed in order to understand problems and rethink possible solutions.
  • Proactive: you take initiatives to solve problems and are not able to give opinions and to ask for help.
  • Team-player: you can easily reach out to and collaborate with colleagues, either helping them out or requesting assistance. You are interested to get to know the people in the team

What we offer

As part of this internship, you will have:

  • A monthly compensation of €750
  • A personal laptop
  • Hybrid working
  • Travel allowances
  • A good balance between your educational objectives and day-to-day tasks
  • A unique opportunity to learn about sustainability in one of the largest financial institution


Are you confident in becoming a valuable member of our team?

Please remember that a personal and thought-out cover letter & CV will help you stand out. In your letter, present yourself briefly and tell us why you are interested in this internship and explain how you can add value to our team by highlighting relevant skills and experience.

Lastly, always include your availability period (e.g., from Sept. 2024 to March 2025) and the objective of your internship (e.g., thesis or work experience)!

Any questions? Please write us at or to We are looking forward to meeting you!

De financiële wereld is nog nooit zo in beweging geweest als nu! Technologie evolueert razend snel en de kracht van innovatie heeft veel invloed op het financiële systeem. We hebben jouw talenten nodig om onze bank toekomstbestendig te maken. Wat je interesses of achtergrond ook zijn. We bieden een werkomgeving vol ondernemerschap en vrijheid om jezelf te ontwikkelen, zowel op professioneel als op persoonlijk vlak.

Finance & Banking
Active in 19 countries
19,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 38 years