Finance Intern – Utrecht, The Netherlands

Are you a hands-on Bachelor or Master’s student who has a passion for figures, structure and communicating about it a clear way? Are you enthusiastic to connect with people and improve processes and procedures? Then we invite you to apply for an exciting internship at IDH.

The world of sustainable trade and development is evolving quickly, and this is an outstanding opportunity for you to learn how we organize finance at IDH and support us in building our Global Accounting Manual.

The Internship

As an intern in the Finance department, you will be part of an experienced team of finance professionals. We are looking for someone who is excited to help develop our Global Accounting Manual by putting together already existing procedures and updating and adding new processes. It requires understanding interviewing and connecting with various finance team members of our global finance community to get a full understanding about how all accounting and reporting processes link together and subsequently translate that in a clear manual.

During your internship you are encouraged to develop your own ideas, together with your supervisor, to find new and creative ways to document our one way of working in Finance. We are looking for a motivated and hands-on person that can describe finance processes in a systematic and clear way. During your internship there is the possibility to also work on a school assignment or thesis project, connected to your internship.

What you bring

  • Excellent knowledge of English both spoken and written is essential. Other languages a plus.
  • Strong affinity with both accounting logic and communication tools. You like to think systematically and translate that into easy-to-read documents.
  • Able to work independently, and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and the ability to support different projects and people. Hence, good time management skills.
  • Interest in structuring and analysing financial accounting processes.

What we offer

IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member, you can contribute to positive global change. This internship is expected to be a full-time internship lasting 6 months, starting as soon as possible. We offer a monthly internship fee, which is a living wage equivalent stipend, of 1120 EUR.

Candidates should be EU nationals or have permission to work in the Netherlands.  Please note that you must be a registered student when applying and meet the qualifications set by your university for accepting an internship.


Please feel free to contact Conrad Willars ( ) with any question about this internship. Would you like to apply? Just send us your CV and motivation letter in English by using the following hyperlink: 

We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest by 20th April, 2024

About IDH

IDH seeks to transform markets through collaborative innovation, convening and investment in inclusive and sustainable solutions that enable businesses to create value for people and planet. To achieve this, IDH brings together coalitions of committed stakeholders from across global value chains towards joint visions and program agendas for sustainable trade.

IDH’s international presence extends to multiple regions and landscapes, facilitated by a network of around 400 staff including experts who are embedded in key agricultural, manufacturing, apparel and commodity value chains. In 15 years of operation, IDH has mobilized private sector investment and support to test and innovate new business models designed to create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all.

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