Group NAO is happily blooming with new projects, exciting clients and playful ideas, which is also why we are looking for a junior research assistant (student position) to join our team. The ideal candidate is someone with analytical curiosity, an aptitude for data collection, a flair for creative business development and an eagerness to collaborate with our team.

Since we founded Group NAO in 2019, we have established NAO as creative change makers, strategists and communicators with clients and partners across Europe and North America. We always work in collaborative partnerships for people-based communities, cities and destinations.


As a junior research assistant, you will be assigned with project coordination, take part in execution of market studies and research projects, work with interviewing and perform data analysis. Lastly, you will be supporting our senior partners with strategy conception and presentations.


… an inspiring, versatile position 15 hours a week among the creative strategists and analysts of our small agency located centrally in Copenhagen. We work in the experience economy, most often with clients in travel, tourism, retail, culture, and community development. Essentially, we are a team of people who encourages curious and creative exploration and thrives when working together with inspirational people to set new agendas towards more sustainable and meaningful futures.

Our current projects range from destination strategy development, mapping and modelling participatory designs in tourism, sustainable innovation, communication and conference curation, data analysis and visualization, mapping of market potential, art in urban development and much more…


… someone with an analytical mind, whose interest and motivation is easily ignited by a diverse range of tasks and projects, and who is independent and eager to develop new skills.

More concretely, you will:

  • Perform desk research and data collection (interviewing)
  • Dig out and analyze insights
  • Help visualize findings in reports, presentations, white papers, articles etc.
  • Support the development of new business proposals
  • Contribute to client presentations and deliverables
  • Produce content for NAOs communication channels (website, social media)
  • Support the team in various administrative tasks


You are currently studying at bachelor’s or master’s level in a relevant degree such as sociology, anthropology, ethnology, tourism or urban development studies or political science. You have strong writing and presentation skills, and fair proficiency in the use of Excel and PowerPoint.


Your base will be our office in Copenhagen. We have a high degree of flexibility – and vary between working from home or remotely during fieldwork, but we also really enjoy our days together in the office.

The position is a student position, salary and benefits according to qualifications and experience.


Please send your CV and cover letter (1 page max) to NAO@GROUPNAO.COM. Deadline June 10, 2022, but we will be reviewing applications as we receive them, so better to apply as soon as possible.

Any questions, contact our Research Director Carina Ren at CARINA@GROUPNAO.COM.