Sales Research Intern

Posted May 20

At Aiven, we turn top Open Source data technologies into frustration-free cloud services to serve the needs of customers of all sizes. Today, we offer eight fully-managed services - Apache Kafka, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Redis, InfluxDB and Grafana that work across major cloud providers such as Google, Amazon, Azure, Digital Ocean and more.

Aiven in a nutshell:

  • We are open-source and cloud experts
  • Our platform delivers bullet-proof data ops
  • Global service footprint & support organization
  • Security in our DNA
  • 500+ customers in 50+ countries
  • 150M in VC funding

We are looking for a Sales Research Intern to join the Aiven Sales team and help grow the business pipeline. You will work closely with the Head of Sales Development to ensure the success of the team. You will be working with an international team from Canada to Singapore, in our office in Berlin.

The successful candidate will show their ability to work on multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities while using creativity and persistence to continuously improve performance as measured by key metrics.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Make research and build strategy on targeted accounts
  • Identify relevant prospects for the sales team
  • Help running sales and marketing campaigns
  • Conception, implementation and optimization of processes
  • Documents sales results and best practices
  • Freedom to take initiatives and bring your own ideas.


  • Must have degree level qualification
  • Comfortable with Excel and Google Drive
  • A first experience in business or startup using CRM tools is a plus
  • Strong interest for new technologies


A fast growing cloud open source tech company offering:

  • Large variety of opportunities to develop and progress your career in multiple directions
  • Diverse and international working environment
  • Extra remuneration for open-source contributions

Multiple additional perks and benefits including:

  • Aiven Library - books of your choice to widen your knowledge
  • German and Finnish language courses
  • Urban Sports Club membership
  • Modern and spacy office in the center of Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • Office snacks, soft drinks, treats and fruits
  • Company sponsored events

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit and growing diverse team, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a truly unique success story.

If this role sounds like you, please send us your application and we’ll take it from there.

Misc Info For This Position:

Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Position Level: Internship

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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