Research Intern

1 year ago

The Class of 2020


About Us

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 research team.

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 areas of: - 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.

About You

- 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 related fields; - 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.

International Candidates

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