Student-assistant Economic Growth


Ecorys is one of the leading international research and consultancy company in Europe, specializing in economic, social and spatial development. For over 90 years we build bridges between science and practice. We help, independently, public and private clients with thorough analysis, inspiring ideas and practical solutions for complex market, policy and management implementation. Our organisation has about 500 employees who work globally from our head office in Rotterdam and 15 other offices in 11 countries. Within The Netherlands about 180 highly qualified consultants that work within and outside The Netherlands for clients across public and private sector.

For our sector Economic Growth we are looking for a:

Student Assistant

Workplace environment

You will join the Economic Growth sector which is a fast growing and international team at Ecorys. Economic Growth has two main pillars Trade and Private Sector Development, with the cross cutting themes of the digital and green transition and their impact on the economy. Within the Economic Growth team, the main clients are the institutions of the European Union, international organisations such as the World Bank and various other international and bilateral donors, and Dutch clients such as the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
As our Student Assistant, you would be working closely with the team to support them in their work on business development and research activities as well as in the implementation of various types of projects (research, studies, technical assistance) in relation to Trade, Private Sector Development, Digital and Green Economy.

What will you be doing

Your tasks will vary depending on the project and business development activities of the team, but in general they will include tasks such as supporting qualitative and quantitative research, e.g. through literature review, preparation of data in Excel, or other. It can also include activities such as identifying experts or stakeholders, supporting the organisation of interviews or workshops, keeping notes during meetings or interviews, programming surveys, and depending on your interests and knowledge also supporting the write-up of reports and studies.


To be eligible for this position, we require the following from you:

• You are interested in economic issues and public policy;
• You have specific interest in and knowledge of the areas of activity in which we operate;
• Excellent command of the Dutch and English language;
• Excellent command of a third language (French, Spanish, or other) is an advantage;
• Excellent knowledge of MS Office package;
• Acquaintance with SPSS or other research and visualisation programmes is an advantage;
• You are available for a longer period of time i.e. minimum of 6 months;
• The competences we demand: accuracy, analytical mind, and independence. In addition, you should also have a flexible attitude, you are enthusiastic and you feel at ease in a research and consultancy environment.
• You are registered as a student at a college or university

What we offer

Ecorys offers an informal and at the same time professional and challenging working atmosphere. You often work in a team and you are given a great deal of freedom and responsibility. As a student assistant you can organize your hours flexibly so that it can be easily combined with your studies. About 16 to 24 hours a week. Your contract is set out in an on-call contract.


Are you interested? Apply directly via our online application form and enclose your application letter, your CV and the most recent transcript. In addition to a strong motivation, your availability (how many days per week) and your knowledge and skills about the field in question.


To apply please send us your motivation letter and CV, using our online application form.

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO


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