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Federal Volunteer Service or Internship at ProVeg Incubator (m/f/d)

Intern / Student, Full-time · Berlin Office

Role Summary
ProVeg Incubator is the world’s leading Incubator of plant-based and cultured food startups. Our 50+ alumni startups come from all over the world and have now raised over €30 million and launched more than 40 products. You will work closely with a diverse team to support promising plant-based and cellular agriculture startups to grow successfully. The role varies, extending beyond the key tasks below to include whatever is required for this ambitious endeavour.
Job Details
Reports to: Innovation and Programme Manager
Department: ProVeg Incubator

  • Organize and administer community activities, workshops and other services for the startups at ProVeg Incubator
  • Actively engage with founders from all over the world
  • Assist programme management and organization at the incubator
  • Develop and maintain company and other contact databases
  • Carry out market research, surveys and document metrics which measure incubator and startup performance
  • Support incubator channels of communication, documents, and databases
  • Support event management 
  • Support the incubator team by taking on varied projects tasks when needed
  • Experience in a support role; great team player
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Flexibility, ability to adapt to new tasks quickly and easily
  • Readiness to learn and gain a comprehensive understanding of the food industry as well as the startup ecosystem
  • Well organised and detail-oriented
  • Strong work ethics
  • Care passionately about the aims of the organisation

  • Interest and experience in the startup sector
  • Interest and experience in non-profit organizations
  • Fluency in both German and English
Benefits of working with us
What we offer
  • The opportunity to develop your own skills, acquire new competences and gain valuable experience
  • Freedom to contribute your own ideas
  • Flexibility in the structuring of employment relationships
  • Daily tasty and healthy vegan lunch in our Berlin office
  • Continuous support and individual encouragement by a superior
  • Become part of a great team and work with us on a world where everyone chooses tasty and healthy food that is good for all people, animals and our planet.
Advantages of a BFD
  • Receipt of a monthly allowance
  • Benefits through an exclusive volunteer pass, including a discount on the BVG ticket and discounts on admission to museums, cinemas and much more
  • Extensive further training opportunities in the form of seminar participation (daily and weekly seminars), which can be selected according to personal interests
  • Guarantee of social security and accident insurance
  • Continued support and individual encouragement from the supervisor
  • The opportunity to develop one's own skills, gain new competencies and gain valuable experience.
  • Become not only part of a great team but also part of a movement that drives decisive social change!
Start: as soon as possible (please indicate available period)
Period: BFD min. 6 to max. 18 months, voluntary internships 3 months, compulsory internships up to 6 months
Location: Berlin
Further information

Our application procedure

If you would like to apply, please submit your application documents (including cover letter, curriculum vitae and references) using the application form and ensure that you answer all of the questions.

Should you be shortlisted for the job, the following steps will apply:

  • An online-based sample task.

  • An initial interview with you.

  • An office trial day, which will consist of undertaking a set of tasks that would be typical of the work that you would do with us. Depending on the location, this day can either take place in our office or can be done from home. In this way, we want to get to know you and your way of working even better, as well as give you the opportunity to get a good idea of the work entailed.

  • Subsequently, the final decision will be made (if necessary an additional final discussion may be required).

About us
ProVeg International is a food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives. We work with decision-making bodies, companies, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less reliant on animal agriculture and more sustainable for all humans, animals, and our planet. We have offices in nine countries across four continents and are active around the world. ProVeg has a permanent observer status with the UNFCCC, special consultative status with ECOSOC, is accredited for UNEA, and has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

Your application
We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:
  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.

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