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IIP-Metabolic (the Netherlands)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
About: Metabolic is a clean-tech development and systems consulting firm. It works with companies, governments, and communities to make a sustainable transition. Its mission is to threefold: to fix the metabolism of the human economy so that it is no longer in conflict with the functioning of the biosphere, to create sustainable resource security for all people, laying the foundation for their freedom and self-actualization, and to support the rapid development of entrepreneurial organizations that seek to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable and circular economy.

Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will work within the sustainability consulting team and act as junior consultants, conducting research, analysis, visualizations, and going through casual analysis and outlining strategies for transitions.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in sustainability, clean technology, and the environment are encouraged to apply. Skills in programming and research, information design, systems analysis, systems modeling, statistical analysis would be an asset. 
Previous work experiences (in words of past IIP interns): Intern #1: I had one main project I worked on and several other projects I was involved in when help was needed. My main project was working on a sustainable, bio-friendly, off-grid treatment facility for human feces and urine. My work included analyzing the current design and improving upon it as well as designing, building and implementing additional parts of the system (for example a hatching chamber for the larvae we use to treat the waste). Other projects included helping on the building site DeCeuvel, which is a sustainable neighborhood in the making that Metabolic is very involved at, or helping one of the other workers with the polyculture he was doing research on. Intern #2: I worked on the consulting team. We were developing an architectural tool to help homeowners decide what technologies to include in their house.  I worked directly on the building of the tool, and I made some contributions to the official Metabolic brochure. I also joined the World Wildlife Fund team and helped analyze the global and European food systems and I helped gather and process the statistical information (e.g. making visualizations, data analysis...etc.)...Aside from general coding skills, I felt more educated in sustainable energy and architecture. Intern #3: Coded models for energy usage and created interesting graphics for food/energy system data analysis... I learned how to code better, real world software, work entirely in a team, data analysis, research, MATLAB, d3, HTML and CSS, Github and business development.

View PowerPoint presentations by past IIP intern:
Metabolic intern #1
Metabolic intern #2
Metabolic intern #3

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.