Working at Akvo


Akvo is a rapidly-growing, entrepreneurial non-profit foundation with a big mission. Our tools are already positively disrupting the ways that development aid is allocated and reported in a sector that has been historically adverse to change. We're now helping to establish the identity and voice of a new generation of development professionals who work on the ground and are committed to being open about what works and what doesn't.

Akvo's staff are based in multiple locations. We have a head office in the centre of Amsterdam with hubs and satellite offices in Stockholm, Washington DC, Nairobi, Ouagadougou, Bamako, Singapore, Canberra, Helsinki, Bangalore and New Delhi. We also have people working from home in numerous other locations around the world. Where you are is not as important as who you are and what you can contribute.

We think job satisfaction comes, more than anything else, from working with great people on exciting projects. Akvo's team is like no other, with motivated and talented people whose diverse backgrounds converge to accomplish shared objectives. Read more about working for Akvo in our staff handbook.


Open positions

  • Data intern - full time

    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Posted on:

    Akvo is looking for a data management and analysis intern for a period of six – eight months, preferably starting in August 2017. This is an opportunity to gain practical experience working in a purpose-driven organisation. You will work on various data analysis projects, such as: looking at which investments in water infrastructure are most effective; and how data can best be combined and presented to be useful for data-driven decision making.

    Requirements and competencies:

    • You are a third-year Bachelor or Masters student studying information technology or similar. Preferably you have knowledge of working with R, Python and SQL, as well as Excel at an advanced level.
    • You have knowledge of data analysis methodologies.
    • You are pro-active, service-oriented, independent and possess good communication and written skills.
    • You are proficient in verbal and written English.
    • You are eager to learn and embrace challenges.

    What we offer:

    • An opportunity to work on exciting data management and analysis subjects in an international environment.
    • A chance to learn from specialists in data analysis, data science, system development and the application of technology.
    • You will be part of our international Akvo community, with colleagues all over the world.
    • An internship remuneration of €250 per month.

    To apply for this internship, send your motivation letter and resume to Marten Schoonman, Akvo Partner Support Services Manager via work[at]akvo.org. This vacancy will remain open until it is filled.