Intern - Recruitment

Job description

About LevelUp

We are a team of smart, curious and slightly obsessed talent acquisition experts. We work for Startups & Scale-ups, mostly in-office, to help them find, attract and hire the best tech people in the world.

We turn Start-ups and Scale-ups into Hiring Machines, as we believe they are the best places to innovate, to grow, and to have fun. We work hard, and we celebrate failures too, because those are the moments we learn from the most.

A day in the life
Start your day with coffee at one of the startups we work for and join the LevelUp team huddle on your macbook by video. There, we discuss the status of all client projects, if any help is needed, and what the next few days look like for each project.

Then get stuck in your work! Perhaps you’ll have an intake meeting with the project manager about a new vacancy you’ll be working on - you’ll get to know which profile we’re looking for, and the different sourcing angels to test online. For the rest of the morning you will be fully focused on detective work, as you’ll be trying to find 10 -15 great tech talents (such as a UI/UX Designer or a PHP developer), and maybe you’ll even start writing the email reach-outs we want to send next week.

For lunch, you quickly bike over to the LevelUp office where we’ve got a Lunch and Learn scheduled. This time, it’s a quick workshop on reading body language in interviews. And what’s on the menu today? To change it up, we ordered some delicious pizza and a few poke bowls.

Once you’re ready to get back to work, perhaps you help another colleague on one of his clients. And this time, you’re involved in some telephone interviews for a Copywriter or Customer Success person at one of our other startup clients. You sit in with one of the more senior recruiters who can give you some great tips and tricks - and help develop your interviewing skills.

To finish your day, maybe you spend an hour with Teri focusing on areas you want to develop - such as your negotiation skills, or how to properly screen a CV. And what better way to end the day than sharing a beer with the team on our semi-legal rooftop terrace. ;)

What's unique about the role

  • Practical - LevelUp Ventures is all about learning on the job! You will be involved in client projects from day one - with the support and mentoring from our more senior team members, you will quickly be immersed into the world of recruiting.
  • Our clients - we only work with the most promising startups, which gives you an exciting platform on which to do your job. You will build and run recruiting processes for many of these amazing founders & their teams.
  • Personal -  our ‘modus operandi’ is focused on giving the personal touch - we don’t expect you to cold-call or sit behind your laptop all day. We fully believe in building real relationships with talented people and startups.
  • Variety - your learning curve will be step because every project - every client - is different. You will help out with every stage of the recruiting process which means you’ll never get bored, and you’ll gain insight into all of the tools, websites and platforms we use.

What you get from us:

  • Awesome office located in B.Amsterdam, Amsterdam

  • Have a look at our company / team / office at

  • Use the newest and best recruiting technologies and the best sourcers

  • Exposure to some of the coolest startups in the booming Amsterdam startup scene

  • The opportunity to work from various startup offices

  • Steep learning curve, both personal and skills

  • A monthly internship remuneration of EUR 600 (full-time basis)


  • You are currently studying a Bachelor’s or Master’s with no need for help writing your thesis

  • Available for 4-5 days a week for between 5 - 6 months

  • You are fluent in English (with Dutch fluency being preferred but not required)

  • An expert communicator, in both writing and verbally

  • You are a do-er and like to get your hands dirty

  • You are enthusiastic, have lots of personality and aren’t afraid to speak up

  • You are detail-oriented, persistent and adapt easily

  • You already have EU passport or EU work permit

Are you ready to take charge of your budding startup recruitment career? Send us your CV and motivation and let’s schedule a chat!

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.