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 worldwide, 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 Urban Sustainability and Change Resilience department and be involved in education, advisory and research activities.
- Support the organisation and implementation of educational activities
- Prepare handbooks and manuals for courses
- Conduct research on the urban environment, sustainability, green cities, green infrastructure and climate change issues
- Develop and manage large data sets related to the urban environment, sustainability, green cities, green infrastructure and climate change issues
- Support the general project implementation, including international communication, text writing and editing
- Assist on project acquisition on the urban environment, sustainability, green cities, green infrastructure and climate change issues
- 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 the 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
- Excellent knowledge of GIS (ArcGIS or QGIS)
- Excellent quantitative skills (statistics and econometrics) and knowledge of R and Python are an asset.
Terms & Conditions
- IHS will establish an internship agreement that states the terms and conditions of the internship. This document needs to be signed by IHS, a representative of the intern's university and the intern themself. Candidates that cannot provide university approval for this agreement cannot be accepted.
- The candidate must have 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 at least three and a maximum of six months.
- Full-time internships have a workload of 40 hours per week. Part-time internships (min 0.6 FTE) may be possible.
- We offer compensation of 500 euros gross per month for master students (pro-rata for part-time internships).
How to Apply
Please send your application by email to Dr Alberto Gianoli (firstname.lastname@example.org) that contains:
- Letter of motivation
- Detailed CV
- Availability dates
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.