"Working towards a purpose is the greatest motivator." Meet our new interns!

Written by Michelle Schouwenburg on 17 September 2021

Our team has grown. No less than two interns started their internships at PlusPlus this month, one within the Marketing Team and the other at Impact Investments. They have at least one thing in common: they are really looking forward to it! Here they introduce themselves.


"Hi, I'm Anne-Maike, 19 years old and now in the third year of my study Communication. For the next five months I'm doing an internship in the Marketing Team of PlusPlus. During my internship I will mainly focus on managing social media and attracting new investors to make the dreams of our entrepreneurs come true!

I live in a small village near Gorinchem together with my sister. Besides my internship I'm very busy with music and photography. I also like to be creative and I wanted to do something with that within my internship. 

Finding a nice internship was quite a challenge, but I am so glad that I found this internship at PlusPlus! An internship with social impact was a real requirement for me and that is exactly what PlusPlus is all about. I really enjoy telling friends and family about my internship and I notice that everyone is just as enthusiastic as I am. 

I'm really looking forward to the next five months and I'm sure I'll learn a lot here!"



"My name is Işıl, I am a 23 year old Turkish student currently doing her MSc in Economics of Markets and Organizations in Erasmus University Rotterdam. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, taking long walks and exercising.

As a graduate student in the final stages of my studies, I am super excited to complete my internship at PlusPlus. I have chosen this internship because I believe working towards a purpose is the greatest motivator and I feel lucky to be a part of an organization that strives to help create social impact, as it is not something you find often in the world of finance.

As an intern in the investment team, in the next five months, I would like to get to know more about the details of crowdfunding, the extent of impact these investments create and also build my financial modelling skills. Hopefully the knowledge I acquire during my internship will not only have a great impact on my career development but also to society and the entrepreneurs that want to grow their businesses in developing countries."