Start: 1 August 2024

Active Ownership

Candidate profile

The Active Ownership team conducts engagement with more than 200 companies in our investment portfolio to encourage investee companies to improve their performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG). Interns support this process by taking part in the baseline research project group that defines the engagement objectives. The projects typically take 4 to 6 months and the interns are an integral part of the project working group, delivering significant research output for our clients. You will also participate in the conference calls with the companies we invest in to discuss their sustainability strategy. We are interested to work with final stage MSc students from a broad range of studies from environmental science, sociology, philosophy, biology to business administration and finance. Many former interns started their internship with us during the writing phase of the thesis, to kickstart your professional career while graduating with relevant work experience.

What you’ll do

The projects cover all aspects of the sustainability investing research space. This ranges from individual company assessment of their sustainability performance, to engagement research by conducting a peer group analysis of companies performance on environmental management, human rights or corporate governance in a project group.

What we’re looking for

  • We are interested to work with final stage MSc students from a broad range of studies from environmental science, sociology, philosophy, biology to business administration and finance.

  • Skills in company research and analysis, writing skills, ability to discern broad/vague information, communication skills, and an understanding of and ability to work in a diverse environment.

  • Availability to work full time (40h/w) for a period of 4-6 months.

  • All the internship vacancies at Robeco in Rotterdam are open to students enrolled at a university during the entire duration of their internship. Our interns must also be eligible for a residence permit to do an internship in the Netherlands. This means we can recruit EU citizens studying at a global university or non-EU citizens studying at a Dutch university.

Interested?

You can apply by sending your application to SI_Internships@robeco.nl
Make sure to include the following information in your application:

  • 2 minutes motivation video and/or a one-page motivation letter;

  • Your CV mentioning date until you are enrolled at university;

  • Writing sample that helps us assess your writing and research skills on a sustainability-related topic.


All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.