Backend(API) Developer
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OFoundation recently launched a new Start Up, the ‘Oview App’. This internship proposal is mainly meant for this project. Oview is a mobile application, which is meant to internationally engage Smartphone users. The main two ways are facilitation of the possibility for people to develop their own opinion, and giving them the opportunity to make that opinion count and heard. Oview has the two most important elements in it to make your voice valuable. Freedom to form Your Own Opinion and Freedom of speech.

Our show of hands will help society hear the voice of people across the world. And by making the results easy to understand, everyone will be able to participate in a global emancipation of democracy. In short, we want to make your voice relevant again. With Oview, it just takes one swipe to be an opinion maker.


The opportunity

Oview is a Startup company so there are many things that need to be done to be able to launch the project. This of course includes a lot of code which needs to be written. If you would like to have a more in-depth understanding of the startup world and participate in a dynamic, proactive and young environment, you are welcome to apply for this internship. Since our project is still under development, there are many exciting daily challenges, more opportunities for new features and changes we can make; these get discovered often. We are always open for suggestions for new directions we could take and ways to improve our processes, our code, communication; any ideas are welcome. You are very welcome to try your best and obtain the experience you are seeking. We will tailor the internship to you. You set your own goals and what you would like to learn and achieve during your time with us. We will match the skills you have with what needs to be done, as well as take in consideration what you like to do and what is easy for you, considering still that all will be within the framework of a backend app developer, and accomplishing the successful launch of the app.


Experience to be earned

Depending on your prior skills and what you are good at, in combination with what needs to be done and what you like to do, you will be able to earn experience in the following:

Team work, schedules, decision making, project management, startup environment, writing skills in various levels, strategic planning, time management, human resource management, editing, social media, and more. You will be able to sharpen your development skills using the modern C-like language Go, as well as working with database systems including, but not limited to MySQL (MariaDB). Experience and participate in collaborative development with Git, and also, expect to learn/help create scalable server infrastructure based on GNU/Linux. Learning to develop for a community, listening more to the users and admins and adjust accordingly the app and CMS is a vital part of how we work at Oview, as such you will have to brainstorm on solutions with colleagues in order to find and fine tune appropriate answers to the challenges we are facing in creating this amazing Digital Democracy tool.


If you haven’t used these yet, you will also be able to earn experience in the following programs/platforms/tools:

Slack, Trello, our own CMS platform for the backend of the app, design tools, more than 20 different social media tools, SalesForce, various Google services, WunderList and more.


You can also improve some other qualities:

  • Self-Confidence: We encourage to be responsible of your tasks, and at the end of most days we stand in a circle and announce all the great work we have in front of the team, that will help you build your personality and be a stronger individual.


  • Results driven: Because we start the week with deciding together about the weekly goals, because of the circle at the end of the day, and some other elements in our company culture, you will learn and practice a result driven environment.


  • Dealing with complex challenges: We are still in the beginning of our journey, therefore there are many new issues and ideas arising constantly. Dealing with them requires an analytical mind and use of the right tools. We have the latter, and will help you develop your analytical mind further.


  • Teamwork: We all work as a team, and you’ll learn to become a better team member even if you aren’t one yet. If you are, you’ll enjoy our spirits and the collaboration at the office.


Internship duration and working hours

You can choose the duration that fit you best and your working hours as part-time or full-time as long as you strictly follow the program you set for yourself. Our recommendations are:

  • Full-time: 8hrs/day - 5 days/week
  • Part-time: 5hrs/day - 5 days/week

We can always negotiate to decide how long should the internship be and how many hours per day are suitable for you. You can also work less days a week, which leaves you time to work as well on other projects or ideas you might have for your future, or have an income earning job on the side. Most of team members work from 09:45 to 17:30, 5 days a week.

Please Note: This internship platform requires us to put a specific amount of months for the internship but other duration options are also possible. Students can start internship untill February (so earlier start is preffered).



We work from De Verrekiker which is located on the Vrij Universiteit campus, in the middle of the main campus square. This location is unique for many reasons, we’ll give you a guided tour on your first day. Every day we start by cleaning the entire place as a group workout, to wake up and get the blood flowing.


Do you / are you . . . . ?

Believe in a better world, Environmentally safe and friendly, social, passionate about social business, positive impact oriented, sharing economy promoter, believer in a fair society, rational, logical, good hearted, make sense, fight food waste, believe in a better democracy, know that every individual can create positive impact?

Yes to all ???


You are more than welcome to join us :-)


Contact information

Please send your CV, motivation letter, and social media links to:





Who do we like to work with

The Oview team comprises of people who are punctual, team oriented, goal driven, proactive, and highly motivated. We require the same from all our team members, so they can fit in this environment we created. Arriving on time is always very important. Especially because we have a team activity every morning, if you are late, you leave more work for the others. We work together in the same space, eat together, and try to create a strong team feeling, you will be required to fit into that. Though you might find  yourself working individually on your tasks, the rest are always around you, and we are all very nice to each other, you need to be nice as well ;-)


We set weekly goals on Monday morning and therefore very goal oriented. We follow the progress during the week and make sure everyone are focused to achieve our mutual goals as a company, and change the world to a better place through the Oview app.


English is a must

The internship will involve English writing, reading and conversation skills. You need to have a sufficient level to be able to contribute to the work. English is the most important requirement at the moment. All communication in the office is done in English as well, and time is of the essence. If you feel your level of English needs improvement, please take care of that before applying. We are launching the app in both English and Dutch, therefore knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage, and will also help you with your social life in Amsterdam ;-)


Contact Person
Massy Wahab