Internship IT Change Portfolio Management

Head Office

Supporting change The financial industry is changing rapidly. Shifting customer expectations, new digital possibilities and increasing regulatory demands require a lot of our IT organization. Our ultimate goals are to stay true to our mission, drive positive change and bring a human touch in digital banking. To enable this, IT Change Portfolio Management facilitates decision making, prioritisation and monitoring of internal investments in IT change initiatives. These initiatives include optimisation and digitalisation of banking processes, products and services. To support this change, an IT Change Portfolio Management internship opportunity is available for a period of 6-8 months, starting in January, February or March 2022. Who we are Our department within IT at Head Office covers three disciplines, which all support primary IT-related processes within Head Office and across the different Triodos locations in Europe (BE, DE, ES, NL, UK). The disciplines are IT Change Portfolio Management (2 fte), IT and Change Portfolio Control (2.5 fte) and IT Service Management (2.5 fte). The team reports to the Group IT Director via a Team Manager, who is part of the IT Management Team (MT). We have a strong learning mindset aiming to continuously improve ourselves and our way of working. Our main values are sustainability, transparency, excellence and entrepreneurship. We are hands-on and result-oriented, have a can-do and positive critical attitude and we appreciate humour, openness, various perspectives, reflection, pro-activity, self-organisation and teamwork. Our work is characterised as fast-paced, which requires flexibility, ability to tackle multiple tasks simultaneously and an organised way of working. The assignment You will directly work with and report to the Project Portfolio Manager, also in her additional role as temporary team manager. Activity specifics will be determined during the internship, based on what is needed from organisation perspective with consideration of the intern’s interests and competences. The focus of this internship will be:
  • assisting the Project Portfolio Manager, primarily with regard to the preparation and facilitation of decision-making, monitoring of IT project execution and advice to Project Managers.
  • assisting with IT Project Management activities (e.g., organisation of meetings including logistics, agenda preparation and meetings debriefs, project communication, stakeholder management, etc.).
  • assisting with a major update of the Project Portfolio intranet page.
  • facilitating the team functioning, (e.g., preparing agenda’s, chairing meetings).
  • assisting other team members according to need and interest.

And/or potentially:

  • exploring options for and preparing external portfolio management reference/benchmark visits.
  • independently preparing (& potentially conducting) internal customer satisfaction research for change portfolio management including change control.
Primarily, this internship will provide the intern with…:
  • an understanding of and view on value-based or mission driven working environment.
  • practical experience with and understanding of both Project and Portfolio management.
  • a first impression of and experience with working in a multi-stakeholder business environment.
  • practice and (further) development of broad range of skills, e.g. prepare and chair (team) meetings including agenda setting and debriefs, execution and monitoring of actions, Lean & Agile principles and tools, etc.
… and the team and Triodos with:
  • a much appreciated fresh and diverse perspective on status quo.
  • an option to (further) develop and practise coaching and mentoring skills.
  • additional resources within the intern’s capabilities.
You will be working in a hybrid environment, consisting of remote working and working from the office. Depending on developments of Covid-19 measures, working at the Triodos Head Office in Driebergen-Zeist, the Netherlands would be a maximum of 1-3 days per week.

About the role

You are / have …
  • a personal connection to the mission and values of Triodos Bank.
  • a curious, enthusiastic, open, pro-active and optimistic person with a ‘can-do’, hands-on and learning attitude.
  • able to both work as part of a team and individually and ability to switch between the two.
  • able to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment while remaining in-control.
  • studying in 3rd year at bachelor’s level in economics, business administration and/or IT management, preferably with a focus on change.
  • excellent skills in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
  • affinity with (business & IT) processes and (financial) analyses.
  • good social and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • minimum proficient knowledge of spoken and written English. Knowledge of other languages is an advantage.

About us

Follow your heart. Use your head. Money always sets something into motion. At Triodos Bank, with our around 1,700 co-workers, we are making money work for positive societal change. Inspired by this mission, for 40 years we have been financing businesses, organisations and projects that seek to achieve positive change in societal, ecological and cultural domains. We are enabled to do so by savers and investors who wish to contribute to an honest, sustainable and humane society. We only invest in the real economy and do not trade in complex financial products. We furthermore make a point of knowing all the sustainable entrepreneurs that choose to bank with us. People make the difference: at Triodos Bank we are very aware of this. Together we actively contribute to a sustainable society, and this obviously starts with our co-workers. Several regular moments of reflection and our systematic attention for personal development help ensure that we can make that difference together. We keep each other focused and are all dedicated to the Triodos Bank mission. Our award-winning sustainable office is based in Driebergen-Rijsenburg, the Netherlands, at the 'Landgoed de Reehorst', just 3 minutes’ walk from the the Driebergen-Zeist train station. If you travel in a sustainable manner and commute to office using public transport, then we will fully remunerate your commuter expenses. This is one way of contributing to a healthier environment, together.

What we offer

Our offer
  • dynamic learning environment with enthusiastic and engaged colleagues.
  • challenging internship with many possibilities to develop yourself and learn more about a variety of skills, topics and disciplines e.g., chairing, banking, lean & agile, Finance and IT.
  • participation in and contribution to the team as an equal team member.
  • a mentor who is available for coaching and supervision.
  • participation in Intern programme and Young Triodos programme where fun and inspiration are key with possibility to meet and interact with other interns, lectures and events, depending on pandemic development.
  • monthly internship remuneration and leave days.
Testimonials former interns “As an intern you will be part of the company, you will participate in meetings, company events, and conferences.” – Camille “Not only are you warmly welcomed by the team, but also encouraged to be critical and develop yourself personally. As an intern, you are equally valuable as any other member of the team.” – Kaman ‘’Working in this team feels like being part of a big family. There is no shame in making mistakes. You can learn from them and improve for the next time.’’ – Falko Interested? For more information regarding content related to this position please contact Ms Marian van Dijk via telephone +31 636021843 or email Please send in your application (CV + 1-page motivational letter) in English via the apply button before the 6th of December.


Head Office

Date added

15 November 2021