Vacancy: PortXL Scouting Agent [Internship]

About PortXL

PortXL is the World’s 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator located in Rotterdam, Antwerp and Singapore. Together with our team, start- & scale-ups, our corporate partners and the connected ecosystem we drive innovation for the port and maritime industry. We search, scout, validate and select the newest technologies around the world.


Search, event visits and online scouting are used to find the best start- and scale-ups for maritime innovation. These start- and scale-ups are compared to potential competitors before they are introduced into the PortXL validation carousel. Learn about the port industry, get in contact with the companies, account management, promotion of PortXL and working towards different interesting events will all be part of the process.


Start date: September 2021

Duration: 6 months on a 40 hours per week basis

Location: Our Rotterdam office

Compensation: 575€ per month

Working towards the future of the port, together with us!

This internship is unique because of the opportunity to work at the world’s first accelerator for port and maritime. Enabling full-on involvement in maritime innovation, you play an active and energetic role in maritime future!

You are the direct link between start- & scale-ups and PortXL. You browse (scout!) the internet to find those hidden diamonds. Being in close contact with the business (both partners and entrepreneurs), you assess their questions, needs and find the most satisfying results. In the end it’s all about realizing meaningful collaborations in (use-cases, letter of intention) between start- and scale-ups and relevant partners. As an intern at PortXL you are also ensuring PortXL’s position between the worldwide innovative ecosystems. Keeping up to date on the latest development in the maritime industry is key. As part of your job at PortXL you are monitoring these developments as well as reaching out to potential participants in the PortXL program.

You are…

• Currently studying for your Bachelor or Master’s degree

• Based in the Rotterdam area

• Highly developed analytical skills;

• Experience working with data sets is advantageous;

• Interested in port, maritime, logistics and/or energy;

• Affinity with technology and start- & scale-ups;

• Flexible and resilient;

• Buzzing with creative ideas;

• Sound written and verbal knowledge of English. (Dutch not required)

We offer…

• Working with a energetic, young and motivated team who share the ambition to make a positive impact on the world

• Access to an international network of start- and scale-ups;

• Involvement with our corporate partners (Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam, Shell etc.);

• Room for you to discover your interests, think creatively and take initiative;

• An interesting working space in the Science Tower in Rotterdam;

• Opportunities to visit interesting maritime and port related events;

• Personal development, knowledge development and (free) training;

Interested? Send your CV and Motivation letter (please include your current or most recent GPA score during your bachelor or master) via the button below: