Research internship at Momkai
September 2022 — February 2023
At Momkai, the strategic design agency, we welcome a Research Intern to join our international team. Help us empower communities and build new brands, with a passion for in-depth research and out-of-the-box thinking, guided by a strong moral compass, while focused on clarity and beauty, with an eye for detail.
Join us to help mission-driven organizations across Europe, US, and Japan. We've helped to launch global platforms, break crowdfunding world records, and build impactful brands. We create meaningful experiences for members online and in the real world through memberful design.
Global clients past and present include Adyen, Red Bull, Nike, the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), Imperial College London, and New York University (NYU). The team worked closely with the founders of VanMoof, Bugaboo, Oncode Institute and Renews Japan. Momkai helped to co-found, design, and build De Correspondent, now the third largest membership journalism platform in the world (and a client for over 9 years).
The brands and platforms that we create are guided by our design philosophy of calm. It allows us to be kind, constructive, and creative. This philosophy stems from a drive for quality. We are focused on creating online spaces of calm — so that only the content can drive members to distraction.
Thanks to our four-year collaboration with NYU, we learned that a memberful approach provides a better and healthier route to sustainability. That’s how we became the home of memberful design.
With memberful design, we connect individuals’ passions to a shared larger purpose. We believe these meaningful member experiences create durable initiatives, as we experienced with De Correspondent. You can read more on its member-supported growth in Press Gazette.
Listen to our podcast Verwondering on Spotify.
About your role
We are looking for a talented research intern with a passion for digital trends and innovation. To provide a strong basis for the work we do as a strategic design team. You help to spark new ideas and think out-of-the-box — guided by a strong moral compass. Academic research capabilities and strong writing skills are an advantage, since you will work on real projects from the start.
At Momkai, you will be welcomed by a close-knit team, who will do anything in their power to make you feel at home and help you develop yourself. During your internship, you will be mentored by an experienced strategist, who will help you set and achieve your internship goals. Together, you will be doing research into new projects, prospects, markets and trends. Captured in structured documents and dynamic presentations.
What we offer:
International team — creative, kind and focused on making beautiful work;
A friendly environment that’s gezellig — with lunch and laptop included;
Room for personal development — guidance for growth and training;
Internship compensation — 400 EUR/month based on a 40hr week;
Amsterdam’s city center — spacious studio near Central Station;
Terrace on the waterfront — with private parking spaces.
What we ask:
Educational institution — registered in European Union (required);
Research skills — eager to learn;
Available for 4 to 5 months — start in September 2022;
Studying (digital) business or marketing — at bachelor or a higher level;
Member-focused — design with communities in mind;
Analytical capabilities — curious nature and a proactive mindset;
Hands-on — open to feedback, focussed on quality;
Proficient in English — speaking Dutch is helpful.