Internship | Customer Solutions & Sales Specialist

Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands · Customer Solutions · Start: February 1st 2018. Application deadline: December 31st 2017, 23:00h expand job description ↓


Are you looking for an internship in a fast growing start-up? Did you study abroad and fall in love with the international environment? Do you like dynamic challenges?

Become responsible for providing the optimal experience for our users!

Field: Customer Service, Sales, Payments

Time period

  • Start date: ASAP or 1st of February 2018(flexible);
  • End date: 31st of August 2018 (flexible);
  • 40 hours per week;

Your responsibilities

  • Housing Anywhere launched a secure booking service on the website. Now our users can book & pay for a room directly on our website. We need to make sure that users get familiar with this booking system;
  • You will be responsible in improving the customer experience
  • You will have the opportunity to use your sales, negotiation, leadership, and business communication skills.
  • This is not your average internship; You are responsible for your own market, and the corresponding booking targets.

Tasks of a Customer Solutions Specialist:

  • 90% Outbound calls:
    • Contacting users, to inform that they have a booking request open or are accepted for a room;
    • Calling users, to help them with booking a room;
    • Calling advertisers to help them with tenant selection;
  • 10% Inbound Calls:
    • Offering support on any needs/questions that our users have.
    • Explaining to our users the advantages of the secure booking system;
  • Client Analysis: ·
    • Saving the feedback of the users and discussing this on a regular basis directly with our Head of Customer Care how we can improve the website;
    • Analyzing the behaviour of users on our website (product).


Characteristics we are looking for in Customer Solutions interns:

  • Language: you should be able to speak 2 languages: English on an above-average level and one of the following languages at a Native/Fluent level - German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, Swedish, Finnish
  • Independent: ability to work independently, take initiative and go the extra mile to reach your targets.
  • Structured: The ability to work in a structured manner. You will need to work according to specific checklists and develop them yourself if they do not yet exist.
  • Persistent: A central characteristic of our team is persistence. In Housing Anywhere we believe that persistence is the driver of our growth and success.
  • Productive and motivated worker: We need someone who is a hard worker and is really passionate about Housing Anywhere. You will work 40 hours a week, but should Housing Anywhere grow much more rapidly than expected, we are looking for people who are willing to go the extra mile. Be prepared to work a weekend shift occasionally.
  • Energetic, optimistic and imaginative power: We are looking for someone who can motivate their teammates no matter what happens!
  • Willing to do simple tasks: Your title will be Customer Care & Product Improvement Specialist and you have quite some responsibilities. However, everyone is seen as equal in this office. This means everyone also needs to complete simple tasks (housekeeping, showing guests around, etc) Although these will not be your main tasks, they may occur once in a while.



  • Minimum of 6 months: The internship allowance is 650€ per month + up to 250€ bonus depending on your performance (additionally, you can try to apply for the Erasmus+ grant).
  • Between 3-5 months: The internship allowance is 250€ per month + up to 250€ bonus depending on your performance (additionally, you can try to apply for the Erasmus+ grant).
  • Less than 3 months: The internship will be unpaid, and no bonus is granted in this case.

Cool things

  • You get to work in the amazing city of Rotterdam in an office with an amazing view! If you're looking for a city that is always packed with new things to discover, amazing architecture, a strong international community, this is the perfect place for you! On top of this, you are one train ride away from Amsterdam and The Hague!
  • Join a dynamic and quickly growing startup -- enjoy the startup atmosphere with low hierarchies and early responsibilities. This is the ideal learning environment for you if you already are or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur. Even if your aim is “just” to make a good career, our growing team is looking today for the leader of tomorrow.
  • Our team consists of over 100 people, with 20 nationalities. with most people in our office aged between 20-30 years old. Having this experience of working in an international work environment will be a good element to have on your CV.
  • If you like working with us, and we like working with you, we might offer you a full-time contract after your internship!


Send an email to Claire [at]

We appreciate everyone's application and thank you for your interest in working with Housing Anywhere. However, due to the high volume of applications we receive for all of our positions, only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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