The Class of 2020 Foundation is a partner-based non-profit organization with a simple goal: to further the professionalism and knowledge of student housing in Europe and beyond. Established in 2011, the Class of 2020 is now the largest European Student Housing platform open to anyone and everyone. Our small and flexible team operates out of Amsterdam.
Our mission is to be the leading think tank on student housing in Europe. We provide an international network of complementary partners, members and associations. By bringing people together, we offer and share high-quality information and best practices. We aim for a student housing market that is open, international, professional, sophisticated and developed to fully accommodate student needs.
About the Role
The leading think tank on student living in Europe is looking for an enthusiastic contributor for its
What You're Gonna Do
Through original research, The Class aims to lead the discussion and debate related to how the
future of living, working and learning looks like for young talent. The Class researches topics in the
- City-university collaboration
- Talent attraction & retention schemes
- Mobility of young talent
- The “Co-Revolution” (i.e. co-living, co-working)
- Innovation districts and urban campus development.
- The student housing markets of Europe
- Affordability and accessibility of housing
- Online and life-long learning.
You will be responsible for tracking news, aggregating and analysing data for our ongoing research
projects, writing about the future of student living and university-cities and expanding our network of
higher education and student housing connections. You will be a critical friend to our research team
and foundation manager. The job is based in Amsterdam, and will be fully in English.
We are able to support you in an academic research project (thesis) on the future of student living
and European higher education.
- A current enrolled BA or MA level student;
- Background in the Built environment, Urban studies, Urban/Applied Economics, International
Studies, Higher Education Studies, Real Estate, Urban Planning, Public Administration or
- Understanding of and/or affinity with the real estate market and developments in the world
of higher education;
- Affinity with and knowledge of data organisation;
- Capable of independent work
- Fluent in English, both spoken and written;
- Knowledge of another European language would be an advantage.
What We Offer
- A fulltime internship position.
- Starting August/September 2019.
- Lively 12 people office in the heart of Amsterdam.
- Research and report on the future of student living and higher education.
- Paid position with a great daily lunch included.
- Full-time position, minimum period of 6 months.
Unfortunately, it seems like this job is not available for international candidates. Unless you’re eligible for a work visa otherwise, please double-check with the company.