Intern for a research project on “Housing Shortages”

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is looking for an

intern (m/f/div), full-time (38.7 h/week) for 3 months

for a research project on Housing Shortages” at the earliest possible date.

The intern will be involved in a new and highly policy-relevant project on the German housing market. Task involve data gathering and synchronization, theory building, and empirical testing, and can be adjusted to the candidates interests and abilities.

What we offer:

  • Insights into quantitative work and state-of-the-art research
  • An open and international work environment, working in a young team of urban and macro economists
  • Attendance of Kiel Institute seminars and participation, upon agreement, in courses offered by the Kiel Institute’s Advanced Studies Program (ASP) and Kiel Institute summer schools
  • A remuneration of 1,000 Euro/month.
  • Spend your summer in Berlin or at the Baltic, in Kiel! If you choose Kiel, low-cost accommodation in the Kiel Institute’s “Haus Weltclub” can be arranged.

We are looking for a student who

  • holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics
  • is interested in housing markets and their relation with a wider economy
  • is motivated and proactive when it comes to the advancement of the project, works independently and can perform tasks responsibly and reliably
  • has very good English language skills. German language skills are not required
  • has worked with data before and is in good command of statistical software (STATA, R or Python)

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy. We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference. We are committed to employing persons with recognized disabilities and will therefore give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.

Please submit your application by May 29, 2024 via the application form on our website using ID-No. 05_24_Intern_RC8_01 “. Please include:

  • Cover letter (please explain your interest in the position and where you gained skills)
  • CV (including your current GPA)
  • Your most recent university transcript
  • Reference letters, if available
  • One academic writing sample such as your Bachelor thesis or a seminar paper, if available

Please note that you must be enrolled as a student to be considered for this position.

We only consider applications received via our online tool.  Applications sent via email will not be considered.

In order to be eligible for this position you have to hold EU citizenship or need to be able to provide a work permit that is valid throughout the time of your contract. Please find out about the work permit application procedure and eligibility before you apply to this internship position and be aware that the application procedure for a work permit might take up to three months.

The internship position is limited to three months. A part-time internship option is available to students enrolled at the University of Kiel.

Please do not include a photo of yourself with your application.

Contact: Please do not hesitate to direct any questions regarding the position or the application process to Levke Jessen-Thiesen.

For questions regarding this position please contact

At a glance

  • intern (m/f/div), full-time for 3 months
  • ID-No. 05_24_Intern_RC8_01
  • Submission end: May 29, 2024

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