Intern International Development Unit


Stage informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

Periode: 3 - 6 maanden

Type: Afstudeerstage

Vergoeding: Ja

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Ecorys is one of the largest and leading European research and consultancy companies, specializing in economic, social and spatial development. We have been bridging science and practice for more than 85 years. Focusing on complex market, policy and management issues, we provide our public, private and not-for-profit clients worldwide with a unique perspective and high-value solutions. Some 500 in-house professionals are working worldwide from our head office in Rotterdam and 14 other permanent offices in 10 countries.

The International Development Unit (IDU) leads on Ecorys work in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. The unit employs over 75 full and part time permanent staff in Rotterdam, London, Zambia, Bangladesh, India, South Sudan and South Africa as well as more than 100 experts on a diverse range of projects across the world. Our main clients include EuropeAid, the World Bank and major bilateral European donors, such as UK Aid. Our core focus areas are Governance, Public Finance Management (PFM), Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Sectors and Natural Resource Management.

As a result of our recent strong growth we are looking to further strengthen our support o help us implement and expand our growing portfolio. Per 1 February, we are looking for a:

Motivated intern
available for min. 24 hours a week, for a min. of 6 months

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated student to support us in a series of research studies we are implementing for UNICEF. Ecorys is commissioned to undertake 17 country studies in Eastern and Southern Africa, focusing on how to increase public finance for children. The studies consist of a political economy analysis of the budget process and a macro-economic analysis of the fiscal space in the budget. For more information about the project, please see:

Your tasks 
As an intern for the IDU, your main task will be to support the project team in the implementation of the studies for UNICEF. This includes:

  • Data collection, data analysis and data processing in Excel;
  • Collection and analysis of relevant literature;
  • Assistance to report drafting, notably of the fiscal space chapters of the individual country studies;
  • Contribution to the organisation, administrative tasks and management of the UNICEF project (e.g. planning and preparing meetings, drafting minutes, keeping track of progress).

Depending on your qualifications and interest you have the possibility to work on other projects. Although UNICEF will be your main project, we can discuss your involvement in other activities of the IDU.

Your qualifications
To apply for this position, we would require the following:

  • Enrolment in University (preferably in the field of Economics);
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and experience with large data-sets;
  • Experience in economic research, policy analyses and/or consulting;
  • Experience with macro-economic frameworks or economic modelling would be an advantage;
  • Affinity with international development cooperation;
  • Strong analytical stills;
  • Excellent English language skills;
  • Flexible and independent attitude;
  • Enthusiastic, communicative and comfortable working in an international environment.

More information
The starting date of the internship will be mutually agreed upon, but we have a strong preference for applicants that can start as of 1 February. Does this internship appeal to you, but do you want more information? Please contact Andrea Dijkstra, consultant International Development ( or 06-22418204).

You offer us your support and motivation, we offer you an exiting opportunity to get involved in international development! Are you interested? We welcome your motivation letter and CV through our on-line application form, referring to “Internship IDU”.

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T 010 453 85 67

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Stage informatie

Bedrijf: Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: $}

Periode: 3 - 6 maanden

Type: Afstudeerstage

Vergoeding: Ja

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