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Practical Internship

Internship at Boskalis

In our knowledge intensive industry, talented employees are crucial. We provide safe working conditions, good personal development, and career opportunities. The internships we facilitate are a mean for students to get to know our business and kick-start their career. Internships are directl​y linked to the core business of Boskalis. Consequentially, most internships at Boskalis are of a technical, nautical and finance & control nature. We have both practical- and graduate internships available.

Study tracks we frequently facilitate practical internships for:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Maritime Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Ocean Technology
  • Land & Water Management
  • Finance & Control

Do you follow a different study track? Occasionally internships take place in a corporate support or central business support department, for example related to IT, Sales or Procurement & Logistics.

Internship within the Netherlands

Plenty of internships are available in implementation and work preparation at Boskalis Nederland. For various project sites we are looking for civil engineering students at intermediate or higher vocational education level in the disciplines roads, concrete, construction and hydraulic engineering. Think for example of projects like the motorway expansion between Schiphol airport, Amsterdam and Almere (SAAone) or the widening of the Wilhelmina Channel in Tilburg. The great thing about these internships is that you can be involved in multidisciplinary projects, many of them based on modern contract types. An internship with Boskalis Nederland is the perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with the various aspects of your future profession.

Internship Abroad

If you are up for the adventure, you can take your internship abroad. Especially for Civil Engineering, Finance & Control, and Ocean Technology students we have opportunities on project sites allover the globe on a regular basis. We will provide you with all the information you need and take care of necessities like the journey to and from the project site, accommodation, (reimbursement of) meals and required vaccinations.

Crewing internships

With a versatile fleet it comes as no surprise that Boskalis also offers crewing internships to students that follow a maritime officer’s (Marof) course. The context of the internship strongly depends on the type of vessel you are assigned to. Most likely it will be one of the vessels in our dredging fleet, for example trailing suction hopper dredger Queen of the Netherlands.

Please note: you cannot yet apply for this type of internship online. Send an e-mail to referring to Anne Adriaansen and ‘Boskalis Crewing Internship’ in the subject. Make sure to enclose your CV and motivation in PDF, and mention the period you are available. Due to high demand, it might take some time before we are able to get back to you.  


You can find all our current career opportunities online in our vacancy overview. To be able to process your application shortly, we would like you to apply to a vacancy on this site. Do you find that currently no relevant vacancy is listed? Make sure to create a job alert to be informed instantly should a new opportunity be posted.

If you have further questions and are interested in an international oriented career, please contact Yvette van Leijsen, Campus Recruiter, on +31 (0)78 696 8570. Contact Rose-Mary Joppe, Recruiter, on +31 (0)6 8379 1438 for further questions if you are interested in a career oriented on the Netherlands. For questions regarding crewing internships, please contact Anne Adriaansen, Crew Coordinator Dredging, on +31 (0)78 696 8313.

Meet us

Do you want to know more about the career opportunities at Boskalis? Or do you want to talk with one of our recruiters about the actual vacancies? Find here a list of upcoming events.


  • Step 1: Application
  • Step 2: Evaluation of CV
  • Step 3: Feedback
  • Step 4: Job interviews
  • Step 5: Welcome to Boskalis


Application is easy. All you need to do to apply for an internship is complete the online application form and send it to us along with your CV and cover letter. As soon as you have sent your application you will receive an email to confirm receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your junk folder. It is not possible to apply via email, the contact form or regular mail.

Evaluation of CV

Based on your CV and cover letter we look for a possible match between you and Boskalis. You will improve your chances of getting an internship by stating why you would like to work for Boskalis and what you hope to learn during your internship.


The list of available internships will be ready some time in the spring (May) and the fall (November) and we will be able to let you know about the possibilities. This means that how long it will take for you to get a response will depend on when you submit your application and when you want your internship to start.

Job interviews

Depending on the internship we will invite you for one or more interviews. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Clothing should be neat and clean, but it isn't necessary to wear a suit.

Welcome to Boskalis

After successfully completing step 1 to 4 we warmly welcome you to our organization. Now the real work can begin!

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