Short Stay Citizens is offering a Content and Social Media internship opportunity working on an independent booking platform. This internship is open for three graduate or 3rd-year students, one will work exclusively on SSC, one will work exclusively on the newest label YGL, and another one will work on both labels. The position is a great opportunity for someone looking to work in the current and global hospitality business and looking for a break into marketing, and social media. 

Who is Short Stay Citizens?  

Short Stay Citizens (SSC) is a scale-up and continuously growing, currently, there are 13 people (remote) working and soon to expand even more. SSC was founded by a group of four friends and is a response to the burgeoning demand for short-stay solutions. SSC is an independent booking platform for serviced apartments with a target audience of medium to high-level executives or affluent travellers. 

SSC recently launched a new label called Young Global Living (YGL). YGL is a new platform for community-based co-living spaces. While YGL has a similar business model to SSC, YGL’s target audience are millennials, gen z’s, affluent students, or digital nomads. Besides coliving spaces, YGL’s platform has other added values, for example, providing jobs (via an API), a community-based platform with messaging and more soon to come. A part of YGL’s concept was developed by students from the communication study at HRO during the iLabs project.  

SSC and YGL are in the serviced apartment industry and co-living sector with a business model of OTA’s (online travel agents). 

SSC and YGL provide accommodation solutions for corporate businesses as well as individual travellers. We offer our services for all global travellers, global/digital nomads, travelling for a lifestyle or work, as well as their families, and companies, involved in businesses globally. 

Requirements

  • Excellent English writing and grammar skills (vital) 
  • Understanding of social media and quality content 
  • Affinity for social media and analytics 
  • Preferably, experience with Canva, or Photoshop, Lightroom, or other content designing tools.  
  • Ability to work independently and teams 
  • Pro-active and Hands-on mentality 
  • Ability to multitask 
  • Understanding of social media and quality content 
  • Passion for the hospitality industry, marketing, and technology 
  • Preferably, Student looking to do a graduation assignment/HBO student 
  • Must bring your own laptop 

Please take note: Not all of these are required.  An internship is to gain experience, teach and prepare you for the workforce. But you must be willing to learn! 

Tasks

As a Social Media intern, you will primarily focus on supporting our media and sales teams for Short Stay Citizens and YGL. You will also work closely with others who are strategising on our social media campaigns.  The job functions generally include: 

  • Executing our Social Media strategies 
  • Assisting in the management of our Social Media strategies 
  • Working on consistency throughout the social media platforms 
  • Creating, posting and updating our Social media posts 
  • Research for our socials team 
  • Writing and Creating relevant Blog entries minimum once a month 
  • Additionally, assisting in different administrative duties (if needed) 
  • Ad hoc tasks 

More details about creating posts: 

  • For creating content, that basically entails making use of Canva, Photoshop, Lightroom, and/or Premiere Pro.  
  • Using social media scheduling tools such as: Buffer and/or Sociomonials. 
  • We use the following platforms: Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and Twitter.  
  • Creating text entails captions and blogs. Captions are according to the format of the platform.  

Thesis

Because we are a startup/scale-up, we are constantly improving and adapting. That is why we have a vast array of directions for you to choose from: 

  • Thesis assignment is also up for discussion after brainstorming during the interview and first weeks of internships, in order to adhere to school thesis assignment requirements*
  • Thesis objectives may be about: social media, marketing, content marketing, sales, SEO or analytics.  
  • Thesis may also be case studies.
  • The internship tasks may differ from the thesis subject.  

Some suggestions: 

  • For SSC label: it can be about b2b marketing with Linkedin, b2b client retention. It may also be about PR as well for brand awareness. 
  • For YGL label: it is more b2c and targeted at a younger generation. It may be about improving our social media content, email marketing, PR and brand awareness.  
  • It can also be on the operational side: how to streamline operations for management to run the company more efficiently. 
  • It may also be about People and Culture: How can we make our team more remote or work more efficient, remotely. It can also be about, how can we create more engagement for our small remote team including interns (if you choose to do such a thesis assignment, your tasks will be a combination of this and social media tasks).

What do we offer?

  • Internship duration: 5-6 months or 1 semester 
  • Flexible hours (9.30 am to 4 pm) 
  • 4-5 days per week, giving you time off to work on school and thesis assignments 
  • Option to work from home/remote 
  • Informal and fun work environment 
  • Internship is unpaid 

Do you fit some or all these requirements? Please feel free to apply! Send your resume and Cover Letter in English to Ms. Ronaly van der Biest at ronaly@shortstaycitizens.com .