Research & Development Graduate Internship

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  • Corporate
  • Student
  • R&D
  • Papendrecht

Job description

Are you a technical student looking for a graduate internship? Does it excite you to contribute to solutions to issues or aspirations that exist within the corporate Research and Development (R&D) department? Solutions that support the international projects of Boskalis? Then you might be the student to carry out your graduate assignment within the R&D team! 

Research and development is essential to Boskalis. We continuously invest in the development of new methods and cutting-edge technology to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and environmental sustainability of our dredging, offshore energy and salvage activities. Through R&D we also aim to achieve greater cost efficiency and precision throughout our operations, by for example, enhancing training programs, project design and engineering, using advanced simulators and virtual reality technology. Our R&D activities also contribute to providing accurate estimation models for tender processes, and developing technology to enter new markets such as offshore mining. 

We have a dedicated research team, in-house test facilities, and we also collaborate with peer group companies, universities and knowledge institutes. We are involved with various doctoral research and graduation projects. A graduate assignment could be either experimental or theoretical. Make sure to indicate your preference and elaborate on your reasoning within your motivation letter. Should you already incline to a certain topic or research direction, make sure to include this as well. On a continuous basis we have graduate assignments available which are either suitable for HBO-students or for WO-students. 

Job requirements

To be considered for a graduate assignment within the R&D department you: 

  • are a WO student following the study track Applied Physics, Earth Sciences, Civil Engineering, Maritime Technique, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Sustainability and/or Innovation or a similar track;  
  • study in/are a resident of the Netherlands;
  • have the ability to think out of the box;
  • are familiar with measurement technologies;
  • have knowledge of task supporting software;
  • master the English language in word and written; 
  • have affinity with marine systems. 

Employment conditions

As an intern, you can expect your hours to be compensated in cash. When demonstrable no longer in the possession of an OV-student travel product, travel costs will be reimbursed on a commuter traffic base. The added value of a graduate internship at Boskalis, however, is particularly in elements like: 

  • a great deal of responsibility;
  • a  professional, yet informal working atmosphere;
  • colleagues proud of one’s work, the leading projects and Boskalis in general. 

Additional information

The head office of Boskalis is situated in Papendrecht, the Netherlands. This will be your station during your graduate internship.

Want to know more?

Please, note that at the moment only Academic University (WO) students can apply for this vacancy. All the graduate internships for University of Applied Sciences (HBO) students have been fulfilled. New R&D internship opportunities are available for those students as of September 2019. 

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. In general we don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Boskalis colleagues or associated Boskalis companies.

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