Country activation interns | Discovered

Country activation interns


Country Activation Interns

Are you looking for an inspiring and challenging internship? Do you want to be part of our start-up Discovered? Do you want to help create a global community & marketplace to connect artisans in emerging economies directly to buyers worldwide, empowering them to sell their unique products and have positive impact? Interested?

Join us and be at the start of something great!

Dates: start from November 1st 2013-
Location: India, Indonesia, Mexico, Rotterdam
Languages: English (fluent in reading & writing required) & local language is a strong plus.


Discovered is one of the ventures Enviu is starting and is a global community and marketplace to enable artisans/designers in emerging economies to create & sell unique products and grow their business.


We give artisans/desingers access to a global marketplace to sell their products directly to buyers worldwide, eliminating the middle men, and possibly increase their income by up to 20 times. Creating positive impact on their families & the communities they live in.


Enviu is an organization of 15 employees located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We are a network of entrepreneurs, young professionals, creatives, and students. Together with companies, investors, governmental and non-governmental organizations we tackle social and environmental problems. We do this by starting world changing companies. These companies provide their products and services to increase the quality of life of as many as possible people in a sustainable way.

Our life work is starting up impact-driven companies & communities:

  • We are entrepreneurial, innovative, and take risks and responsibility;
  • We co-create and work together with our community of 10,000 people in 30 countries to make an impact;
  • We are do-ers, result driven and deal makers


You …

Currently Discovered operates in India, Indonesia, Morocco,Mexico and South-Africa. You will be working with the Discovered team members and interacting with our partners during the pilot test of our activation approach. The pilot focuses on India, Morocco and Mexico.

You will assist the Discovered team in a specific country with the following:

  • Work with our current partners & speed up the process of scouting artisans & products and assisting them in creating storefronts.
  • Find & select potential partners & organizations and help create an approach to do this repeatable.
  • Help create a toolkit for partners to find & activate artisans.
  • Directly find & activate scouts (direct approach) by making use of existing networks.
  • Complete the market analysis research, which we have started concerning the size and way of organization of the crafts/handicrafts market, jewelry market & home deco market in Mexico.

You should realize that Discovered is at its very early stage. This means that many things will not be clear from the start and that we expect you to believe in the mission of Discovered, be pro-active and have a can-do mindset.

About you …

You are pragmatic, pro-active and flexible. People would describe you as entrepreneurial, commercial, and independent. You have a strong ability to motivate people and excellent communication skills.

Of course you have a good eye for cool products that can be sold on a global marketplace.

We offer…

Doing an internship for Discovered means being part of an expanding network of interesting and highly motivated people with a passion for social innovation, entrepreneurship. We offer a very dynamic environment where you will be challenged all the time. We offer an intern to develop the skills that you do not learn during the colleges. We offer an (almost) full time internship for at least three months.

Interested? Please send a to the point application and resume (English) to Gijsbert van der Sleen.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Gijsbert van der Sleen, Discovered entrepreneur
Walter aan de Wiel, ENVIU-COO

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