Business Development Internship (f/​m/​x)

Internship | Düsseldorf, Germany

Who we are

Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, Vegshelf is revolutionising the food system by bringing more variety of plant-based food products in retail stores and restaurants. We are building the first digital B2B platform (currently at Beta) that streamlines discovery, sampling & sourcing of emerging plant-based brands for European retail & foodservice buyers. Great plant-based brands, technology and dynamics of international B2B trade is what drives us at Vegshelf.


About the opportunity

As a fast-growing startup, we are looking for reinforcements in the area of ​​business development. We are offering a 3-6 months long Business Development internship as a compulsory part of your studies. During your internship at Vegshelf, you will have your own areas of responsibility, a lot of creative freedom and opportunities to take on a variety of customer-oriented tasks. This role is for a Business Development intern which can lead to a permanent role in the future. 

You will be able to prove yourself in these areas:

  • Interaction with European plant-based food brands, restaurants and retailers

  • Customer support and onboarding

  • Creation of B2B marketing content in English and German

  • Assisting founding team in daily business development tasks

  • Conducting market research and presenting your results

  • Participation in plant-based food industry events

  • Taking ownership and responsibility of own projects closely supported by the tech and business team members 

  • Thinking outside the box, challenging the status quo and improving existing processes

Skills and traits you need to be successful:

  • Current studies within fields of economics, business administration, logistics, supply chain or similar

  • Knowledge of B2B sales & marketing

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office

  • Interested in startups, entrepreneurship and building brands

  • Interested in sustainability and plant-based foods

  • Being open-minded, motivated and looking for new challenges

  • You are eager to learn something new

  • You work independently, reliably and have high quality standards

  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative as part of a team

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Fluent in German (preferably mother-tongue) and English; other European languages are a plus

  • You are ready to work in fast-paced startup environment


What’s in it for you:

  • Be in a rapidly growing industries of B2B marketplaces and plant-based food

  • Join a talented, highly ambitious and international team

  • Be part of innovative impact start-up that contributes to positive change of food system

  • Close cooperation with founders and other team members

  • Possibility to develop yourself within the company​ also after the internship 

  • Start-up atmosphere with flat hierarchies and open communication

  • Market-competitive remuneration

  • Flexible working hours and possibility to work from home

  • Afterwork activities and team events

Employment type: Internship

Application deadline: ASAP


You are a fully fledged part of our team and can expect a steep learning curve. Would you like to learn how to build, scale and manage marketing, sales and operations of an international start-up? Then apply now by sending your CV together with 2-3 sentences on your motivation to join to

Be part of the Vegshelf to help restaurants and stores go #plantbased!


Vegshelf is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members.


The description provided above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. Duties, responsibilities and requirements may change over time and according to business needs.

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