CIO Office Intern

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Date: Dec 6, 2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

About Information Management (IM)

IM is the global function within AkzoNobel to provide IT Services to all the businesses, functions and country organizations. We aim to create a continuous improvement mindset in which we simplify our IT landscape; provide common governance, processes and procedures; increase the efficiency of our IM service delivery; maximize the value of projects and build better relations with our customers. We take full accountability for achieving our agreed financial targets and other objectives to help AkzoNobel win in the marketplace and deliver leading performance.

Our vision is to support AkzoNobel in co-creating business value and growth, by being the IM supplier and employer of choice, through delivering reliable end-to-end IM services and innovative solutions. We empower employees, customers, and suppliers by delivering world class services and solutions against top-quartile cost leadership while driving continuous improvement, confirmed by external benchmarks. We ensure that our customers can work anywhere, anytime and on any device in a sustainable and secure manner. 


About the CIO Office department

The CIO Office is one of the building blocks of the IM function responsible for planning, driving and controlling the entire IM function to world-class standards and policies. We all enjoy sharing our expertise and passion with others. For that reason and to bring in fresh talent and ideas, we would like to have more interns in our team. So please read the internship description below and let us know if you’re interested. 


Internship description

Key Objectives

  • Support the CIO Office in achieving its objectives.

Key Accountabilities and activities 

  • Supports the implementation / adherence / compliance with the In-Control Framework set by CIO office.
  • Supports planning and preparation of Monthly reports
  • Helps in preparing projects and or communication from other CIO Office departments
  • Helps coordinate initiatives and activities within IM, e.g. presentations, festivals, meetings
  • Supports the CIO Office in KPI reporting and communication
  • Supports the CIO Office department in the different activities required by the functions within the department, Project Management Office, Functional Excellence, Enterprise Architecture, Security, and Digital Innovation


Who can apply?

The internship is open for 3rd year Bachelor or Master students that are enrolled at a university in The Netherlands. A background in Business Administration, Economy, Computer Science, or International Business/Relations would be preferred.

Further requirements for this internship:

  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Digital administrative skills
  • Adaptability to new technologies
  • Initiative, energetic and communication skills


Terms of employment

  • Your starting date is latest mid February 2023. Minimal period of 5 months. Extension could be discussed.
  • The internship is fulltime 
  • You will be based in our Amsterdam HQ
  • You will receive an internship fee between €500-€700 based on fulltime internship
  • You will enjoy 2 vacation days per month, based on fulltime internship
  • If you do not have a student OV product, your commuting expenses will be fully reimbursed


Application detail

As part of your application, please supply: 

  • CV
  • higher education grade list (including results of not yet finished degrees)
  • letter in which you motivate your application 

Only candidates who have supplied these three documents will be considered.
An employment screening could be part of the selection procedure.

At this moment we are looking to onboard at least 3 interns in February. 

We welcome your online application via Only online applications will be considered. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Merith de Bock, Talent Acquisition Partner via email, Reference: 25220

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. We are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason, we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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Requisition ID: 25220