INTERNSHIP: Business Development

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Business Development Internship

We are looking for an intern who is interested in working for our Communications department to get acquainted with the tasks done for Business Development in an international architecture practice.

Internship · Amsterdam

UNStudio is an internationally operating architectural firm with projects in the Netherlands, Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East. Our portfolio has a wide variety of projects of various scales. We strive to make a significant contribution to the discipline of architecture, to continue to develop our qualities with respect to design, technology, knowledge and management and to be a specialist in public network projects.

The atmosphere in our office is informal, international, multidisciplinary, highly ambitious and very dynamic, but also friendly with a focus on personal development and career planning where possible. The average age of our employees is 34 years and our employee base is made up of about 28 different nationalities. Almost all employees have an academic background.


Are you interested in the business-side of architecture? Do you want to explore how architectural commissions are changing today? For our Communications department at our office in Amsterdam we are looking for an intern that is interested to get acquainted with the tasks done for Business Development in an international architecture practice. During the internship the intern will support the daily operations and he/she has the opportunity to develop further within a creative, dynamic organisation.

  • Support with all kinds of incoming questions to Business Development Department
  • Support with a focused search for new architectural and urban projects
  • Support with maintaining and expanding our network of advisors
  • Providing support in preparing tenders and bids
  • Award Submissions
  • Explore potential new client types and markets
  • Market analyses and benchmarking
  • Explore and support set-up of a data registration system for project post-occupancy
  • Maintaining contact maintenance system

The Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor/Master programme (Business Administration, Real Estate, Architecture)
  • Good knowledge of English spoken and written
  • Flexible and service-oriented attitude
  • Affinity with architecture / design
  • Knowledge of MS Office, PowerPoint and Adobe package
  • Practical and hands-on mentality

What we offer:

A challenging position in an independent young and international working environment. The position offers an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the department.

The internship will be for a minimum period of 6 months (40 hours a week). Starting date will be March 2023. Internship fee is EUR 776 for EU students and EUR 998 for Non-EU students.


Are you interested in the job description and do you recognise yourself in the profile, please send a short motivation letter and your CV. We want to emphasise that we don't take your application into account if you are not enrolled as a student.

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When you work at UNStudio

  • You have the opportunity to work on high profile, challenging global projects
  • You are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment

  • The city centre of Amsterdam is on your doorstep: one of the world's most beautiful cities
  • Research is an integrated and valued part of your daily work
  • You have the opportunity to initiate and develop research projects with external companies and institutions
  • Your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is ranked highest
  • You work in a young international team that is highly ambitious, collegial and social, made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between
  • You design through discovery, and learn on the job
  • You get as much creative freedom as you are willing to take
  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready
  • Friday Afternoon Drinks are always waiting for you
  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary
  • You have 30 annual holidays, with a holiday allowance in addition to your annual salary

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