We are looking for one or more students as interns/trainees for at least 3 months (start in the beginning of 2019) to participate in the Action Research project of Stichting Technotrend together with TU Delft, Energie-U, 7 Senses and AMS Institute. The research aims to study the role that schools can play in the energy transition of the neighborhood and to get insights in the theory of change and innovation of the neighborhood towards sustainable energy.
We work with the community and schools in Amsterdam (De Bijlmer) and Utrecht (Overvecht, Kanaleneiland & Tuindorp Oost), which are strongly involved in the energy transition i.e. because the municipality has the ambition that these area’s will be disconnected from the natural gas infrastructure within the next years. With the qualitative research method of action research, the research team has the possibility to deep dive into the context, problems and possibilities of the Energy Embassies and with a quantitative study (from April onwards), we want to validate the hypotheses in bigger sample survey.
The activities in which the students can participate are:
It is required that students are fluent in Dutch.
The final report for the university will be written in English.
The public summary of the project is available on the website of Topsector Energie.
If you are interested you can contact:
Patrick van der Hofstad (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Mijntje de Caluwe (email@example.com) for more information – Tel. for both: 030 302 1636.
The contact person within AMS Institute is Saskia Timmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thomas Hoppe (T.Hoppe@tudelft.nl) is well involved in the scientific part of the project and can accomplish a role of tutor in your thesis.
In cooperation with: