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maze Internships Programme 2024 - Fall intake

maze impact

maze impact

Operations · Full-time, Intern
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

maze Internships 2024 - Fall intake

Apply for our Internship Programme!

Who are we?

Maze is an impact investment firm created by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2013. We offer financial and non-financial tools to anyone committed to delivering positive social and environmental outcomes.

Applications are now open for another edition of our internship programme. Are you in?

Who are you?

  • You are interested in the impact field and care about people and the planet;
  • You are a curious person, eager to learn about new topics and work areas;
  • You can articulate your thoughts and insights in a clear manner;
  • You are based in Lisbon and able to work from the office when necessary;
  • You have proficient written and verbal communication in English.

What can you expect from the job?

As an intern joining our team, you will be exposed to our work across different teams. This might include:

  • Learning about specific impact fields such as blue economy, maternal health, and employment, among others;
  • Following and supporting startups and other organisations that we work with across private, social and public sectors;
  • Collecting and analysing relevant data and building deliverables (reports and presentations) that are insightful.

What’s in it for you?

By joining the maze team, you will get a chance to:

  • Work with a dynamic, growing, impact-driven team;
  • Interact with the most exciting stakeholders, including impact entrepreneurs, companies and investors, and be up-to-date on cutting-edge trends and innovation;
  • Enjoy a competitive intern salary for the duration of the 9 months.


  • This position is based in Lisbon, but maze has a hybrid work approach.
  • Work at maze is fluid, and you will collaborate with different teams within the organisation.
  • This is a full-time internship.


  • Applications open on the 7th of June.
  • Applications close on the 28th of June.
  • Interviews will take place during July.
  • Internship starts in September (exact date depending on availability).

Ok, I’m in. What do I need to do?

Apply here until the 28th of June.

The first step of the selection process has two key elements:

  1. Complete a challenge.Tell us about something or someone that you find funny and why.Why are we asking you this? The main goal of this exercise is to understand how you structure your thoughts and how you express yourself in writing.Guidelines:Max. 2000 characters In English Please do NOT include any information that can clearly identify you, such as your full name, age and gender. Keep in mind that we will run your answer through an AI content detector (which doesn't mean that using AI is a problem).

  2. **Share your CV.**Note that the selection process will follow an "anonymous 1st step" format. We will start by assessing your challenge and only then will we analyse your CV and remaining elements. We do this to try to reduce any potential biases in the recruitment process.Guidelines:Max. 2 pages In English In PDF format

We wish you good luck!


  • **Do I need to have work experience?**No, this position is suitable for people with or without any work experience. We are looking for someone eager to learn and work with our team, and we want to support your growth and development.
  • **What are the next steps after I apply?**You will hear from us by the 12th of July. Selected candidates will be invited for a first interview with the team.
  • **Is this a paid position?**Obviously. Interns receive a competitive internship salary.

Apply here until the 28th of June.

maze impact is an equal opportunity employer.