Working at Pikaplant

Pikaplant is a design company based in Amsterdam. We envision a world where anyone can grow healthy plants with minimal effort. We think everyone should be growing crops, herbs, and beautiful plants, because greener living is better living.
Our One shelving system was named Best of Milan Design Week 2015 and Pikaplant Jar, the plant you never need to water, is rapidly becoming an international hit. Our latest design Tableau was a Top 50 European design project on Kickstarter.
We’re assembling a team of talented, hard-working people to step it up to the next level.

Internship Marketing and Communications

We are looking for highly motivated marketing and communications interns to join us. The ideal candidates have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and either German, Italian, or Spanish. Proficiency in a third language is a plus. You are intelligent, humble, and understand the meaning of hustle. You appreciate nature as well as design, and you have an entrepreneurial spirit – you are looking for the opportunity to make a significant impact on the revenue growth of Pikaplant.

You will work directly with our International Sales and Marketing team on building and implementing new (digital) marketing strategies to help us grow. The internship is based at our studio in the center of Amsterdam. These 30-40 hours/week internships come with a small stipend, start as soon as possible, and will last at least 12 weeks. Time commitment is flexible based on your availability. Note: fewer hours per week are acceptable for the right candidate.

Performance profile
• Student in the discipline
• A lot of initiative, self-motivation and resourcefulness
• Process-oriented, willing to learn and wear many different hats
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Fluent in German, Italian, and/or Spanish
• Proficient in English
• Affinity with MS Word, MS Excel, and Google apps
• Advantageous if the candidate is familiar with Illustrator and Photoshop

Responsibilities include
• Supporting the Commercialisation and Product teams as needed
• Helping with prospect call-outs and basic customer support
• Online community management
• Reseller research and management
• Assisting with the design and production of marketing materials
• Analysing online metrics to help determine campaign success

Please send your motivation letter and portfolio to contact@pikaplant.com

Internship Mechanical Engineering

We are looking for a mechanical engineering intern who will assist in the development of a mechanical component in a consumer product. The individual we are looking for will be hands-on and precise in compiling and communicating the results of data. Our ideal candidate is creative, can come up with efficient solutions to problems and analyses and interprets data to produce positive outcomes. The candidate should be proficient in English and Dutch.

Performance profile
• Student or recent graduate in the discipline
• Process-oriented
• Can interpret empirical data in precise terms
• Affinity with 3D modeling in Solidworks or comparable
• Observant
• Is able to succinctly convey complex data and concepts
• Advantageous if the candidate is familiar with using Raspberry Pi or Arduino

Responsibilities include
• Monitoring life cycle tests
• Designing and built test setups
• Building and built prototypes
• Observing and measuring test results
• Supporting the wider RnD team

Please send your motivation letter and portfolio to contact@pikaplant.com