Business Developer - CryptED at Sapient Social & Environmental Enterprises

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About us:

We are a social business catalysing sustainable environmental and social impact actions in our society, through multiple projects and collaborations. Sapient Social & Environmental Enterprises was established in 2016 and consists of a team of bright, young, inspired individuals. You’ll be part of our new project “CryptED” which will be helping in reshaping our society through the new and upcoming transformation of the financial system. The Cryptoverse as it is sometimes called, is vast, and sometimes counter-intuitive, therefore also hard to navigate through. Since this will be part of the next economy, it is vital that the players in it, namely, the users, know how to be part of it, and are aware of all the possible pitfalls, as well as opportunities. For that, education is necessary, more than ever, since the complexity is hard to grasp.

About Position:

Business Developer

Your tasks will include:

  • Market research

  • Identifying and researching new funding opportunities

  • Reviewing and editing the business plan

  • Working on strategy and planning

  • Participating in brainstorming sessions to optimize processes

  • Evaluating and maximizing business reach and potential

  • Assisting with administrative tasks

Do you fit our profile?

  • Majoring (has majored) in a business related field

  • Has professional proficiency in English (at least level C1)

  • Good communication skills

  • Interested in social entrepreneurship and/or social startups

  • Responsible, proactive, creative and a team player

  • Enjoys working in an international, challenging and social environment

What we offer:

This is a non-paid internship. So what’s in it for you?

  • A more in-depth understanding of social business and its social & environmental impact,

  • The opportunity to participate in a dynamic, proactive and young environment,

  • Autonomy and flexible working hours,

  • The power to make a difference,

  • The opportunity to acquire new skills, learn and grow,

  • Amazing colleagues.

Internship Details:

Currently we are looking for a new intern to join us as soon as possible for a minimum of 3 months (minimum of 4 months during the summer periods).

Unfortunately the internship is unpaid, however you can choose the duration that suits you best (minimum of three months). Also you can choose your own working hours as full-time or part-time as long as you strictly follow the program you set for yourself.

The team is currently located in Lisbon and Amsterdam but due to Corona restrictions, it is also possible to work remotely from other cities or countries around the world. Currently we don’t have a fixed office but it is possible to work from various co-working spaces in the city or work from home.

About the team:

Our interns are called Padawans who are highly motivated to make the world a better place. The Sapient team consists of people who are team oriented, goal driven, proactive and open-minded. We work both in teams and individually. So, we are looking for like minded people to join our team.

We are looking for someone who is proactive and enthusiastic to share his/her ideas; someone exceptionally motivated who can deliver high quality results.

To keep the team spirit during the Corona times, we have team meetings at least once a week and once a month we organize Sapient Days with fun activities both online and offline in order to welcome new Padawans and to strengthen our sense of belonging. Be ready to get out of your comfort zone, while being rewarded with new skills and experiences as well. We would love for you to join our team!

Contact Information:

If this sounds appealing to you please send your CV, motivation letter and portfolio to (all documents must be in English). Make sure to include the position you are applying for and your dates of availability in the subject header like this; “Internship Application for Business Developer position DD.MM.YY – DD.MM.YY”. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are applying from outside the EU and you do not have a working visa, please ensure that you sort out how you plan to arrange your stay in Portugal. We do not offer any assistance regarding visas and permits.

Please, be aware that we review applications as we receive them. Therefore, we strongly suggest applying early to maximize your chances.

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