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Research Analyst (student), Rotterdam



Rotterdam, Netherlands 

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Job Description:

The application of solar energy is growing rapidly worldwide. The business opportunities are enormous. Solarplaza is a global solar news platform and leading organizer of high-level B2B conferences and trade missions in this industry. To further grow our business, we are looking for a young, analytical, hard-working and highly motivated intern to support our Solar Asset Management team.

This is a marvelous opportunity for an ambitious self-disciplined student to join a young, rapidly growing international company in a dynamic, international B2B environment.

About the role
The Research Analyst, is responsible for continuously tracking market activity of the major players in the global solar industry. This data provides input forarticles, content reports and market overviews to support the company’s Marketing & Editorial campaigns. In addition to this the data will be used to make strategic decisions on market entry and further growth of the business. 


Daily tasks will include: tracking solar portfolio sizes around the world, staying updated on the most recent industry news; coordinating new content ideas with both the Marketing and Project Management teams and conducting research to gather valuable input; and potentially writing the needed content pieces within set deadlines and maintaining high journalistic standards.

Solarplaza empowers the energy transition by providing our readers and subscribers with articles, reports, studies and analysis about the most relevant solar topics and trends. Our editorial team (a mix of internal editors and external journalists) produces original articles, data-overviews, country reports, whitepapers and webinar (summaries).

Note: Contract duration is 3 months.


Key Responsibilities and Challenges:

  • Analytical and research-oriented. You are quick and resourceful in collecting information and executing effective web/bibliographic research; know how to recognize reliable sources and quote them in articles; can easily aggregate, manipulate and interpret raw data to extract valuable insights.

  • You have a writer’s soul. You like reading and writing, and have a talent for drafting well-structured, clear-to-understand and fluid texts in English, whatever the subject may be. Your written English is excellent and your storytelling skills keep readers engaged until the very last word. You quickly provide the copy needed for marketing materials and event websites on one side, articles and reports for the editorial strategy on the other.

  • Hard-work and determination. You are a fast learner and can pick up tasks and new responsibilities quickly and with enthusiasm. Training and guidance will be provided, but you don’t mind finding your own way to reach the final result on time, and don’t need extensive explanations and procedures to follow. You are resolute and do not give up until targets are met.

  • International environment: You enjoy working with internationals, feel natural in using English as a primary language, are eager to improve your business English and practice other languages while working with stakeholders in all countries (and time zones).




Job Requirements:


  • Enrolled in (Applied) University degree (Bachelors/Masters) in either (1) business, economics, or technical-scientific subjects with great writing skills, or (2) journalism, communication with great analytical skills and business/financial understanding.

  • Proficient in English (both written and spoken)

  • Accurate in desk research and driven by quality

  • Proficiency in other languages beside English will be a plus.

  • Passion for sustainability/renewable energy will be a plus

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Application for the job

If this profile and job description fits you perfectly, we would love to receive your CV.

Please note the online application process requires you to answer 3 open questions. We estimate this could take you between 30 and 60 minutes. Make sure you have enough time ahead to reply to these questions at your best capacity. We highly appreciate you taking the time to apply for this post.

About Solarplaza

Solarplaza International BV is a Dutch company, based in the Groothandelsgebouw in Rotterdam. Our current team consists of 25+ young, ambitious, and highly educated people, eager to empower the global solar industry and stimulate market development. We recently celebrated our 13-year anniversary and are growing rapidly. We see many opportunities for further growth of our company and activities. The team atmosphere is open, informal, creative, result driven and energetic.

We focus on organizing market-oriented solar energy events all around the world, ranging from established conferences in Europe, Asia and America, to pioneering conferences in South & West Africa; as well as exploratory trade missions to Indonesia, Chile, Saudi Arabia & Mexico. Our track record contains over 95 events, in over 30 different countries on 5 continents.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Web Site: ww.solarplaza.com
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