Intern Entrepreneurship Business Academy

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Education is the most powerful engine for progress. It can make young people flourish as they discover and develop their talents, resulting in a healthier, happier and more successful life. It has the power to change societies from within. To support sustainable, inclusive and safe communities.

Edukans is committed to unleashing the power of education. To realize its full potential for the well-being of people and communities, especially those marginalized and displaced. We work towards education that equips children and young people with the skills to participate in a rapidly changing world. Ranging from reading and writing to social and digital skills.

Our worldwide mission is to create opportunities, enabling children and young people to shape their futures with confidence. To serve them by providing our experience and expertise in the improvement of education on a structural level. Because education has the power to change the perspective of entire societies. We believe that education is the answer to the greatest challenges of our time, such as climate change.

We are working hard on that mission. Because hundreds of millions of children and young people do not yet get that chance. That is why Edukans is committed to high-quality and safe education. Thanks to our many years of experience, we can rightly be called an education expert. Look at and to see what we have already achieved.

Skills for Work and Life
You will work with the Skills for Work and Life programme. This is an Edukans programme for young people which helps them to develop their skills in preparation for work and for meaningful participation in society. Employers are looking for employees with the skills that will be needed tomorrow, for the jobs of the future. The programme focuses on the development of skills which are relevant to the labour market to increase the chances of decent (self) employment. Life skills and entrepreneurship training is an integral part of this skills programme, as these skills empower trainees to get a decent income and enable meaningful youth participation in their communities.


Do you want to contribute to better educational opportunities for children and young people in countries such as Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia? Are you a MBO, BSc or MSc student and want to develop personally and professionally? With an internship at Edukans, you will succeed in both missions!

We are looking for a

Intern Entrepreneurship Business Academy
(Amersfoort, start date and duration of internship by mutual agreement)

with Edukans and wants to work with and/or research youth businesses in the context of Edukans’ focus countries (Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi).

The internship in brief

  • Internship for 4 - 6 months.
  • Education level: MBO, HBO or Master.
  • Start of internship: Anywhere from October 2023 till February 2024.*
    *Start date and duration of the internship in consultation.

What are you going to do?
You work in the Programmes team and provide content support to the entrepreneurship programme and the Business Academy development:

Specifically, your duties are as follows (they will be adapted to your level):

  • Make a review of the current entrepreneurship programme.
  • Write a communication piece about the entrepreneurship programme based on interviews of young people that followed the programme.
  • Support with the digitalization of the entrepreneurship course (including proofreading, illustrations, content delivery, review, reviewing the course structure, creating the modules on the SkillEd platform)
  • Support Edukans with the further development of the entrepreneurship programme and rolling-out Business Academy concept.
  • Supporting the skills programme developer with various tasks. Think of participating in an Edukans event or supporting with a project newsletter or report.

Optionally, Edukans also offers the possibility to do your HBO or Master thesis research related to entrepreneurship at Edukans and give you research- guidance and exposure.

In the team you work together with the programme developer and programme manager of the Skills for Work and life programme.

As a team we make sure that our entrepreneurship programme and business academy will support young people in African countries to start and build their businesses to obtain a better income.

In addition to the work-related part, we like it if you tell us about your weekend at the coffee machine, having a nice lunch in the department and thinking about new ideas. You can also expect that from an internship at Edukans.

Functie-eisen en profiel

You fit the profile we are looking for, if you:

…following an MBO, HBO or Master course in the direction of entrepreneurship or business development
…have an interest in international development and especially in skills development or and or entrepreneurship skills for young people in African countries.
…you can express yourself well and write in both Dutch and English (writing English is an advantage)
…you can work independently and accurately and show initiative.

Ons aanbod

What Edukans offers to you:

  • Competences to work in an international NGO (programme management, fundraising, Marketing and communication, content development, etc.).
  • Gain teamwork skills.
  • Desk space at the Edukans office in Amersfoort (allthough we cannot provide for a laptop).
  • Online Linking with existing Edukans programmes in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda.
  • Research- guidance and exposure.

Informeren en solliciteren


Then we would like to meet you! You can apply by sending your motivation and CV to Please mention 'Internship Youth Business' in the subject line. Do you have any questions about Edukans, the position or procedure? Brigitte Cerfontaine is happy to answer them via

The vacancy is open until we have found a new intern. Edukans will select the candidates based on their CV, experience and an interview. We work in an inclusive manner and are an equal opportunity employer. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Edukans expects its employees to behave with integrity and comply with the Code of Conduct and explicitly with the Child Protection and Policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Requesting references is part of the procedure. Upon acceptance, we ask you for a valid Certificate of Good Conduct and we ask you to sign our Code of Conduct.