Bibian Mentel Foundation / Sales & Event Management
12-hour Challenge & Mentelity Games


Are you an avid winter athlete?
Do you enjoy connecting with people and often take the first step in doing so?
Do you want to make an impact for people with physical challenges?

Then we have a cool internship position for you!

In March 2025 we are organizing two winter sports events in Switzerland and as an intern you will help us make the events a success. Of course, you will go along yourself too!

Internship Period: September or October 2024 through April or May 2025
Working days: 32 hours per week (2 days at the office in Bilthoven, 2 days of your choice at home or at the office)
Field of study: marketing, sales & event management

Bibian Mentel Foundation
Motivating and inspiring children and young adults living with physical challenges is what drives us. We want children and young adults to be able to become the best version of themselves. That's why we motivate them to get moving and pursue their dreams. No matter how big the first step. One way we do this is by offering cool sports activities. At the Bibian Mentel Foundation, we think in terms of possibilities and let people with physical challenges experience that they can do much more than they think.
''Everyone has the right to become the best version of themselves.'' - Bibian Mentel
Go to our website to read more about our founder Bibian Mentel and her thinking.

What will you do?
You will support the project manager in various activities with the preparation and execution of the two events in Switzerland. In addition, we will transfer delineated parts entirely to your responsibility. The emphasis will be on recruiting participants for the 12-hour Challenge. Your tasks:

  • Approach potential participants (participants from previous editions and new participants)
  • Expand acquisition file of companies, make contact, follow up
  • Sending information to interested parties, following up on these contacts by phone
  • Approach companies for sponsorship, record and execute agreements
  • Organization of the Pub Quiz
  • Processing applications and organizing data
  • Answering questions from participants
  • Practical organization and preparation

What you need.
You are suitable for this internship position if you ...
- Can work independently
- Have a pro-active attitude
- Think in possibilities and take up challenges
- Like to be in contact with people and really like selling
- You can maintain contacts via e-mail and telephone (B2C & B2B) in a decent manner
- Are motivated to make a difference for our target group
- Have an affinity with winter sports and our mission
- have knowledge of setting up a video live stream (not a requirement, but an advantage)
- are in year 3 of an HBO education that fits the job (think sports administration, business administration, marketing or tourism management)

What we offer
At our foundation you get the opportunity to gain experience in the field of sports, event management, sales & marketing. With your work you will make people happy by giving them a unique experience. And you yourself will experience beautiful moments. Occasionally you will work on weekends or in the evening. You get the chance to not only prepare for the 12-hour Challenge and the Mentelity Games, but you will also go to Switzerland and contribute to the organization. We will be in Switzerland from March 18 to 29, 2025. You will work in a small and dynamic team where you can see and learn a lot. Our office location is Bilthoven, where we often have a nice lunch together with the team and where you can drink unlimited coffee with your colleagues.

Are you interested in this internship? Please respond as soon as possible by sending an email to with your personal motivation to work for the Bibian Mentel Foundation and your resume.

See you soon,
Team Mentelity

12-Hour Challenge
A fundraising ski and snowboard Challenge, taking place March 22, 2025. Watch the after movie on the Bibian Mentel Foundation's youtube channel.

Mentelity Games
From March 23 to 29, 2025, the 5th edition of the Mentelity Games will take place: a unique winter sports event for people with physical challenges. Watch the after movie on the youtube channel of the Bibian Mentel Foundation.