The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is a centre of urban expertise of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Looking at cities from a multidisciplinary perspective, we train urban professionals from diverse backgrounds, provide consulting services to national and local governments world-wide , and engage in cutting-edge urban research. Bringing practical experience from real-life projects back to the classroom, we inspire collaboration and co-creation of urban knowledge. Together with our partners, we work at the forefront of urban development to improve the well-being of people living in cities across the globe.
The successful candidate will be part of the European Commission – Horizon 2020 funded project SCORE or Smart Control of the Climate Resilience in European Coastal Cities.
- Support the implementation of (1) coastal living lab design, implementation, and evaluation and (2) socio-economic assessment of adaptation strategies
- Conduct literature review and report writing on urban living labs, co-creation, climate change adaptation, and nature-based solutions
- Support in the development and application of methodological frameworks for coastal living labs and socio-economic assessments of adaptation strategies
- Support the general project implementation, including international communication, text writing and editing
- Assist on other activities, such as training courses
- The candidate must be a student at a Dutch or foreign university (with a residence permit for the Netherlands) in a graduate (Master) study programme that requires a work placement/internship at an international organisation like IHS
- The candidate must be in the process of finishing a Master programme related to urban environment, sustainability, green cities, green infrastructure and climate change issues
- Able to work in a diverse cultural and professional environment. International experience in a multicultural environment is an asset
- Creative and with a pro-active attitude in teamwork, but also able to work independently
- Able to multi-task and meet stringent deadlines
- Strong organisational skills
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Excellent computer skills
- Strongly motivated
Terms & Conditions
- IHS will establish an internship agreement which states the terms and conditions of the internship. This document needs to be signed by IHS, a representative of the university of the intern and the intern himself/herself. Candidates that cannot provide university approval for this agreement cannot be accepted.
- The candidate must be in possession of a Dutch residence permit valid for the total period of the internship or be an EU citizen. Candidates without a permit cannot be accepted. Any other residence permits not issued by Dutch authorities or a permit from another European country is NOT valid for the Netherlands.
- IHS and MUG students are ineligible to apply for the intern position.
- The intern position is available in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for a period of at least three and a maximum of six months.
- Full-time internships have a work load of 40 hours per week. Part-time internships (min 0.6 FTE) may be possible.
- We offer a cost compensation of 500 euros gross per month for master students (pro-rata for part-time internships).
How to Apply
- Letter of motivation
- Detailed CV
- Availability dates
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.