Business Development Intern

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30 Sep 2017

Business Development Intern Position

Are you target oriented, unwilling to take “no” for an answer and keen to gain experience in sales? Then the Business Development Internship position at SolarPower Europe may be what you’re looking for.

SolarPower Europe is the leading European trade association in the Solar PV sector. We represent organizations active along the entire value chain and our goal is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe. We are looking for a Business Development Intern who will have the responsibilities listed below and will fulfil the following requirements.


  • Motivated to work with tight deadlines and ambitious targets
  • Passionate about closing deals under pressure and in a high pace environment (experience in corporate sales, customer facing role, B2B environment, membership and sponsorship sales is a plus)
  • Outstanding communication skills (oral and written)
  • Able to process large amount of information quickly and take decisions to solve problems
  • Capable to work effectively in a team and independently when required
  • Proficient in English (any other foreign language is an asset)
  • Currently a student or graduating with a degree in Business, Marketing, Sales Management or similar
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel (experience with CRM software is an advantage)
  • Eager to learn about the solar energy sector and B2B business development


  • New membership and sponsorship acquisition (corporate sales in B2B):market research, generate leads, prospecting through cold calls, setting up and attending sales calls and meetings, follow-up and CRM updates, direct sales of membership and sponsorship (for the assigned accounts), building and retaining relationship with existing members and sponsors
  • General assistance and organisational support to the BD department
  • Back office support: administrative tasks including preparation of sponsorship agreements, communicating with accounting for creating invoices, admin procedure for new members, etc.
  • General assistance with SolarPower Europe reception (phone and visitors): when required

Important Conditions and Offer

SolarPower Europe is offering a paid internship for at least 6 months. As per Belgian legislation, a monthly reimbursement (750EUR) for expenses on a standard basis is planned. A signed Convention de Stage (a tripartite agreement signed by SolarPower Europe, the intern and his/her university or college) is required. Prospective interns must fulfil this requirement to apply.


A CV (max 2 pages) and motivation letter (max 1 page) should be sent to Daniel Dang at until the 22nd September 2017 quoting “Business Development Internship” in subject line.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview

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