Job Opening

Research Intern

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Research 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 bi-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, but can be less
  • Start date: as soon as possible

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, Manoel Pereira Neto our Head of Partnership & Development, Eveline Zoutewelle our Head of Marketing & Communication, and Kelly-anne Watson our Head of Programme Curation. Kelly-anne will be your internship supervisor though you will work closely with the entire team.

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
  • Monitor overall landscape and industry
  • 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 Dutch 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
  • Ability to self-motivate – as we are mainly working remotely. Though we will be just a (video) call away if you need us.
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 your application and/or inquiries to us via 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.