Job Opening

Research & Content Intern

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Research and Content Assistant (Intern); a true data wizard who is able to effectively compile and analyse data. Our team is currently working remotely, but we would like you to be in the Netherlands as we still have weekly face-to-face meetings.

The Basics

  • Job title: Research Intern
  • Hours per week: 24-40 hrs
  • Compensation: 500 euros monthly if working 40 hrs per week
  • Location: The Netherlands, meetings are in Amsterdam
  • Contract: 6 months or more
  • Start date: January / February 2022

About The Class Foundation

As higher education is becoming increasingly global, the way in which universities, cities and countries attract and retain talent is evolving. Our foundation connects the communities of student housing, higher education, and city development. We do this by developing and spreading knowledge through research projects, publications and organised events.  

We have a four-person team including Frank Uffen our Co-Founder, Oscar Carreon our Head of Partnership & Development, Omar Ali our Head of Marketing & Communication, and Kelly-anne Watson our Head of Programme.  
You will be managed by Kelly-anne but support the whole team with different tasks.  

What will you be doing?

Ideally, you’re someone who can compile research, filter out the relevant bits, analyse it, and present it back to the team. Your main tasks will be to:  

  • Research student housing developments and trends in Europe  
  • Gather and analyse event data – attendees, engagement, reach, note taking
  • Monitor overall landscape / industry and report on findings
  • Collate relevant news, insight, and communications for our newsletter and social media
  • Support curating industry articles and blogs
  • Assist our team during events and other initiatives – all hands-on deck type of team!

Candidate Profile

We believe the below traits are useful to have for this position, though we do realise you may not tick all the boxes. For us the most important is that you are enthusiastic about our organisation, the sector, and you’re good with data.

  • Mandatory: currently enrolled in a European university (either BA or MA)
  • Mandatory: fluent in English, both spoken and written. Knowledge of another European language would be an advantage.
  • Ability to compile, filter, and present data
  • Affinity with the real estate and/or higher education sector
  • Attention to detail and thorough
  • Can do attitude with a collective team-work mentality  
  • Ability to self-motivate – we are working remotely but regularly meet via video call and in Amsterdam for our in-person weekly meeting.  
How to apply?

To apply for this position, we would like to receive your CV and your answer to the question “What experience do you have that would be relevant for this role?” (i.e., hobbies, projects, courses, side jobs, personality traits) – your answer should be max 300 words. You can send this to Kelly-anne Watson via The deadline to apply is 9 January 2022.

Once we have reviewed the applications, we will get back to you promptly. If we believe there may be a match, we will invite you for an online interview and possibly ask you to complete a small assessment.

For questions or additional information about this vacancy, you can reach out to Kelly-anne via