Data Engineer Internship

Engineering and/or Technology, Mathematics and/or Informatics
1 Aug, 2021 to 31 Dec, 2021
16 Jul, 2021

General information

5 months

Data Engineer Internship

We are looking for a Data Engineer intern to work on our in-house data pipelines and integrations to grow the company and work towards success. If you are interested in a challenging learning opportunity within a start-up, this may be perfect for you.

We are a company that specializes in providing housing for international students and young professionals in the middle and upper segments. Our goal is to provide the best possible service to make our guests feel at home. Over the past years, we wish to grow University Housing to become one of the Netherlands’ leading players in this field. 


The University Housing team consists of enthusiastic and hardworking people, who are eager to push themselves to make the company successful and are open to supporting others in their learning process. During your internship, you will gather data, optimize data pipelines and productionize our machine learning models for the University Housing data team so the company can reach new heights. 

The goal of the position:

The Mission of the Data Engineer Internship is to gather as much usable data as possible and work in tandem with our Data Scientist to make a seamless integration between raw data and usable results. Data is the starting point that will allow optimization of many processes and University Housing to take advantage of new opportunities.

You will gather and organize data for different departments within the company by using all University Housing resources as required. You are analytical and enjoy optimizing complex procedures. You can translate said data into structured data that will greatly benefit the company. You are self-motivated and capable of working independently on different projects. During the internship, you will work on your own learning plan and are given the opportunity to work on a personal project within the company.

What do we expect from you?


  • Data-driven – You can organize, explore, and synthesize unstructured data into actionable insights to better inform operational decision-making.

  • You are able to gather raw data, assess quality, clean, and structure for downstream processing.

  • You are able to build the infrastructure needed to push machine learning models into production.

  • You are able to maintain the existing server infrastructure.

  • You are able to build internal APIs and toy websites for reports.

  • You are proactive and a team player.

  • You have a bold attitude and are not afraid of taking responsibility.

Minimum experience, education & skill requirements:

  • Currently studying Engineering, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or any related field at the Bachelor or Master level.

  • Full-time Internship for 40 hours a week, preferably for at least 5 months.

  • English proficiency in a professional environment.

  • Fluency in Python, SQL, bash scripting, JavaScript, and optionally a general-purpose backend language of your preference(Go, Rust, C++, etc).

  • Knowledge of scraping and related frameworks (scrapy, beautifulsoup).

  • Adequate knowledge of DevOps, basic system administration.

  • You have a basic knowledge of Git.

  • Experience with a Web Stack and Linux is a plus.

These are not absolute must-haves, willingness to learn them is the only true requirement.


 What can you expect of us?

  • A workspace where you have plenty of learning opportunities.

  • You will have the liberty to choose the right technology stack for the job.

  • Flexible location work arrangements are possible if stationed in Utrecht.

  • A versatile function in a fast-growing business, where you, together with the rest of the team, will decide on the company's progress (horizontal organizational structure).

  • A pleasant and informal working environment, where you will work in collaboration with our team, consisting of not only hardworking but also fun professionals.

  • The salary and other working conditions will be discussed during the selection process.

Are you interested in working with us?

Then make sure to send an email with your CV and a motivation letter, or any other creative way to introduce yourself, in which you clearly explain why you are suitable for this position, to [email protected].

We hope to be able to welcome you to our team soon!


University Housing

Type of employment: Internship - full time

Financial compensation


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