Research internship

Are you passionate about travel and tourism? Are you eager to learn and feel comfortable working with numbers? Are you a clear-minded person who can wrap up a full report in just a couple of sentences? Are you creative and like to find ways to make research findings interesting to your colleagues? Then you are the ideal candidate to join our team as a Research Intern!


Eurail Company Description

Eurail and Interrail Passes, available to non-European and European residents respectively, are synonymous with flexible rail travel throughout Europe, connecting both countries and passengers alike. Over half a million people of all ages use Eurail and Interrail Passes each year to experience the freedom of borderless travel and discover Europe via more than 250,000 km of interconnected railways.

Eurail is established in 2001 and based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The dedicated team at Eurail continuously works to improve pass products and offers a truly life-changing journey throughout Europe. Within the company, the Strategy Team is committed to deliver market intelligence and strategic insight to best meet the needs of different travelers worldwide.


Job Description Eurail Internship strategy Team:

As intern, you will work along an international and dynamic team. Within our Strategy department we run various research projects and we are developing new ways to make research relevant for our company. We will give you the opportunity to help us develop new activities to engage colleagues with research. Examples of tasks you might be assigned are to conduct research or analyse internal reports and synthesise relevant findings in presentations, infographics or other analytical tools; develop toolkits to support colleagues using research in their daily work; regularly update Eurail intranet to share information relevant to different user groups; organise interactive sessions (e.g. workshops) to disseminate research findings in an engaging way. You will be given the opportunity to practice your communication skills and get experience working in a professional, international environment. These projects could be adapted into a (graduate) assignment. Please indicate in your application if you are searching for a graduate assignment and what the requirements of the assignment are.


Your Profile:

  • We require:

    • A bachelor degree, preferably with business orientation (communication or international business focus).

    • Strong analytical skills.

    • Excellent communication, storytelling and presentation skills.

    • Previous work or internship experience.

    • Ability to work well independently, and as part of a team.

    • Task oriented, reflective & self-starter attitude.

    • Flexible and adaptable

    • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.

  • We appreciate:

    • Additional qualification in communication, data-driven storytelling, analytics storytelling.

    • Creativity and self-initiative.

    • Experience with SPSS and Dashboards would be an asset

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel & PowerPoint).

    • Fluency in language other than English is of advantage.


Our Offer:

  • Valuable work experience in a fun, international environment.

  • Full-time (minimum of 32 hours a week) internship for at least 5 months based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

  • Start in September 2019

  • Opportunity to manage your own projects and work independently.

  • Central location, in modern office environment.

  • Chance to learn in a global orientated environment.

  • Attractive monthly remuneration and possibility to take part in a mini business case to get 2 Interrail passes.


Applicants must be legally able to work and live in the Netherlands for a period of 5 months or longer and enrolled at a university for the whole duration of the intenship.

Candidates might be asked to complete a short assessment as part of the recruitment process.