IT Internship (Hardware & Network Administration)

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IT Internship (Hardware & Network Administration)

Fairphone is a social enterprise driving change in the electronics industry from the inside out. Our business model is based on social values and securing continuity and centers around producing and marketing smartphones in a way that puts social and environmental values first.

We are looking for an IT Intern to become part of our growing team of passionate people who work to achieve our mission. If you are as excited as we are about creating positive change, then have a look at our vacancy below.

HOURS: 40 hours/week (32 hours are negotiable based on internship/school requirements)  ·  DURATION: 6 months  ·  LOCATION: Amsterdam  ·  START: February 2018  ·  DEADLINE TO APPLY: 18 February 2019

About your Role

During your internship you will join our IT team, where you will work closest with our Senior Hardware & Network Administrator. In your role, you will support our internal IT administration in order to ensure a great employee experience for the Fairphone team. This is your chance to learn all about a company’s hardware and network administration while keeping it social. It’s all about people in the end.

Your Profile

  • You love IT.
  • You are hands-on, take initiative and see opportunities where others see issues, and apply them via constructive, creative thinking.
  • You are flexible and love the work environment of a start-up/scale-up company that is fast paced and determined by change.
  • You are a people person and enjoy collaborating with people from different levels of seniority, cultures and backgrounds.
  • You are self-motivated and have a positive attitude.
  • You feel a strong and intrinsic connection with Fairphone’s vision, mission and values.
  • You (are willing to) live in the Netherlands and have the right to work within the EU.

Your Responsibilities

  • Monitor workstations, servers and network.
  • On- and offboard employees.
  • Provide internal end-user support and troubleshooting.
  • Set up workspaces.
  • Manage our laptops and desktops.
  • Manage various *Nix servers.
  • Manage routers, switches and base stations.
  • Manage domain name registrations and DNS.

Your Skills & Experiences

  • You are a MBO/HBO student in ICT, System Administration or similar.
  • You have academic or job experience with IT Hardware and Network administration.
  • You are a good communicator and can explain complex technical issues to non-technical people.
  • You are detail oriented.
  • You have a good knowledge of English, both orally and written.

Your future Team: Our IT Team






What can Fairphone offer you?

  1. The opportunity to create impact across continents.
  2. A work environment full of international, passionate, warm hearted team


  3. Daily, healthy lunch, organic FairChain coffee, and many more tasty things.
  4. Public transport allowance – we support you if you come by public transport up to €100/month.

  5. We offer in-house bike repairs.

  6. Weekly Yoga sessions at the office.

  7. Weekly Bootcamp sessions with personal trainer.

  8. Seasonal Dutch lessons with a language teacher at the office.

  9. A financial compensation in accordance with market standards for Dutch internships.

If this sounds like you, you could be our new IT Intern and together with us work on Fairphone’s mission: By establishing a market for ethical products, we motive the entire industry to act more responsibly.

Please make sure you send us your application documents as PDF files only! Otherwise, we won't consider your application. Thank you in advance!