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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Internship - Brand Management

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 11, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159719 - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Internship - Brand Management


Are you an ambitious student looking to gain marketing experience at one of the largest FMCG companies in the world? Do you like to work with famous brands such as Colgate, Elmex, Palmolive, Ajax and Sanex? Then join Colgate-Palmolive Netherlands as an intern and start your Marketing journey!


We are looking for a Brand Management Intern for the Netherlands - based in Weesp (Amsterdam) as of July.

Please note that the start date can be discussed. There is also a possibility to combine this internship with writing your thesis.


In this role you will be part of the Consumer Experience team of Benelux and get full responsibility as of your first day. You will get the opportunity to gain experience in the multifaceted FMCG market and put your own ideas into practice.


The internship

Every day is different, but below is a sample of what you will experience and expect to accomplish:

  • Developing trade presentations that are used to present new products to customers.
  • Developing your ideas for product promotions at major retailers in the Netherlands. You will lead the entire process from the beginning till the end.
  • Developing advertisements for print and online in collaboration with our agency.
  • Creating product, brand and activation campaigns (online and offline) together with our agency.
  • Assisting in handling the social media calendar, search/ site updates and partnerships with magazines or publishing houses.
  • Analysing the business, supervising market trends, and crafting monthly reports.

In short, this translates into an experience not to be missed.


WHOA, this is totally me

  • Dutch speaker with a good command of the English language
  • WO (/HBO) Bachelor or Master student with affinity with marketing/sales (product development, communication, activation);
  • Enthusiastic and driven
  • Proactive and a strong communicator with creative and independent flair
What we offer you
  • An outstanding opportunity to be part of an ambitious, daring and successful team, to learn what it is like working as a Junior Brand Manager. You will be a full member of the marketing team and attend meetings, allowing you to engage with all areas of the business.
  • A monthly internship allowance of 500 Euro and reimbursement of travel expenses.
  • Professional advantages of a multicultural environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements.
  • Flexibility; we have a hybrid working model providing the empowerment to take ownership of your work-life balance.



Please send an email with your CV indicating the internship duration & a short motivation to !

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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