Vacancies Utrecht University School of Economics


Intern Centre for Entrepreneurship OECD, Local Employment and skills unit


The OECD is a global economic forum working with 38 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.

OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) is looking for an intern to join its Local Employment and Skills Unit.
The unit’s work focusses on the analysis of local labour markets and skills needs. It examines the role of megatrends, such as digitalisation, globalisation, and demographic change on local labour market, in order to support the definition of policies and skills strategies that can foster economic development and quality job creation.

The intern will support a project that focusses on the future of work in the city of Amsterdam. The analytical work within the project will cover a wide range of topics related to local trends in labour demand and labour supply, education outcomes, skill mismatches, labour market megatrends, as well as active labour market policies and continuous education and training programmes.
The candidate is expected to support the unit in its work on the project through data cleaning, data analysis, desk research and literature reviews.


The ideal candidate
• holds the nationality of an OECD member state;
• must be enrolled at a university for the entire duration of the internship;
• is pursuing a degree in economics or a related field, ideally with a focus on labour markets and preferably in a PhD programme;
• has strong quantitative skills and knowledge of a statistical and analytical software such as Stata and/or R;
• strong writing skills to support the write-up of the analytical work;
• is fluent (C1 level or above) in Dutch and English;
• possesses knowledge of the Dutch labour market and its institutions.

Application Procedure

The intern is expected to start in February 2022, and work for a minimum of 3 months up to 6 months. Interested candidates should send an email to Lars Ludolph (, with a short motivation letter (maximum one page) explaining how their profile matches the needs of the project, their CV, a writing sample of their choice and an indication of their availability.

Preference for bachelor or master student:
No preference
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Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
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Contact details

Alexandra Tsvetkova