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Blockchain Success Intern (NEAR Foundation)

drive the functional strategy and deliver high performance of the partner acquisition & management efforts

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role overview

The NEAR Foundation is hiring for the Blockchain Success function on the Partners team. The Partners team helps to drive awareness and adoption by connecting founders and their teams with the resources they need to be successful. We’re an international team that understands the technology and works well with the product, technical, and business stakeholders. 

This role will support the Head of BD & Blockchain Success in driving the functional strategy and delivering high performance of the partner acquisition & management efforts.  

The right fit for this position should be comfortable operating in a dynamic, entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment with little structure and supervision. The ideal duration of the internship is from 3 to 6 months. 


  • Work as a full-time member of the BD and Partnership Management team
  • Support business development activities to onboard new, flagship partnerships
  • Support partnership management activities for key strategic partners
  • Help build internal processes and tools to drive efficiency and effectiveness of the Business Development and Partnership Management operations
  • Own at least 1 Business Development project/initiative and have full accountability for its success
  • Have exposure to Senior Leadership of NEAR Foundation
  • Have exposure to strategic Partners of NEAR Ecosystem (mostly crypto/blockchain start-ups) 
  • Keep up to date on the latest technological advancements and products in blockchain including the layer 1/2 landscape
  • Identity and analyze the key trends in the NEAR ecosystem and blockchain / Web 3.0 industry


  • Entrepreneurial mindset, drive and hunger to achieve ambitious goals
  • High intellectual curiosity, strong analytical skills and communication skills
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Prior professional experience via internships or summer jobs (ideally in tech, consulting, banking or VC but also open to profiles from different backgrounds)
  • Top academic credentials and achievements in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrated passion for blockchain, web 3.0, NFTs and crypto

culture & perks

We value:

  • ECOSYSTEM-FIRST: always put the health and success of the ecosystem above any individual's interest
  • OPENNESS: operate transparently and consistently share knowledge to build open communities
  • PRAGMATISM OVER PERFECTION: find the right solution not the ideal solution and beat dogmatism by openly considering all ideas
  • MAKE IT FEEL SIMPLE: strive to make the complex feel simple so the technology is accessible to all
  • GROW CONSTANTLY: learn, improve and fail productively so the project and community are always becoming more effective

NEAR is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. NEAR is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please let your recruiter know during the interview process. 

about us

The NEAR Protocol is a high performance blockchain that is designed to be super-faster, incredibly secure and infinitely scalable. The NEAR Foundation is a non-profit, non-beneficiary foundation based in Switzerland that supports community-driven innovation with a specific focus on open-source Web3 projects and tooling on the NEAR Protocol.

The Foundation distributes grant funding to the NEAR ecosystem, coordinates governance among participants, educates people about the protocol, and helps foster an inclusive and open community. It seeks to combine the inclusive care of a community-driven NGO with the at-scale capabilities of a Silicon Valley startup.


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