HRBP Internship

  • Keulsekade, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Intern

Company Description

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.

Job Description

Are you curious about the daily activities of HR business partners? Do you want to have impact by creatively thinking about the implementation of diverse HR projects? Are you looking for an internship with many responsibilities? Then we are looking for you!

As an intern in HR within JDE Research & Development, and Operations (RD&O) you will work closely with the HR Business Partners. HRBPs are important players in all HR activities; supporting several business units within the organization. Examples are assisting in the development and implementation of HR processes and tools such as Performance management, Engagement and Development. Also, HRBPs are involved in coaching managers and other employees.

In this role, you will experience what it’s like to work as an HRBP and collaborate with the partners and the business units. We expect you to have a hands-on mentality and to work proactively. You will work on projects alone or with the HRBPs, be a part of the team and support in daily activities.

As an intern, you will not only be fully embraced by the HR RD&O team, but you will also be in contact with other departments within JDE. Moreover, we have an active intern network organizing events and after work drinks every month. And … you will get to consume great JDE coffee and tea every working day!


If you’re brimming with entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 265 years. We love people who are not afraid to try, and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.

To be successful in this role you need to be enrolled at a University for the whole duration of the internship, studying for a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology or Business Administration. You are highly motivated, an excellent communicator, fluent in English, a self-starter, have great analytical capabilities, an eye for details and are prepared to work in a fast-paced, dynamic international environment .

The monthly internship allowance is € 500,- for a WO student, based on a fulltime 40 hour workweek. The internship starts per June. You are available for a period of minimum 5 months. You have the possibility to work from home as well as the office in Utrecht.

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