Crewing Internship Dredging & Offshore (February 2024)

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Crewing Internship Dredging & Offshore (February 2024)


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What do we promise?

  • Practical internship
  • Experience of a lifetime
  • Not your average 9-to-5

What do we ask of you?

  • You need to be 18+ for this position due to international legislation
  • Currently enrolled in a Dutch educational institute
  • Excited to work abroad

How you can make your mark

How you can make your mark
As a cadet on board of our vessels, you will be part of the team which is responsible for operating and maintaining our vessels. Boskalis’ fleet consists of more than 650 vessels and is the company’s capital. The trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Prins der Nederlanden’, the cutter suction dredger ‘Helios’ and the rock dumping fall pipe vessel ‘Rockpiper’ are just a few examples of the vessels we use on our Dredging projects

Next to that we have the crane vessels Bokalift 1 & 2, construction support vessels Boka Tiamat & Boka Southern Ocean, cable laying vessel Ndurance as examples on the vessels we use on our Offshore projects.

Our crew is one of our most important assets within Boskalis as they safeguard the success of the operations. You can make your mark as cadet on board by supporting our crew members with their day to day tasks. When you successfully finalized your internship, we are open to discuss future opportunities and perhaps welcome you on board of Boskalis as employee (as many of you have done before). 

Your responsibilities as an intern, working on one of our Dredging vessels: 

  • Participate in the "wachtsysteem" of our vessels. E.g., ship maintenance, nautical activities.
  • Putting your theoretical knowledge into practice and proactively share ideas.
  • Conduct the ("graduation") tasks from your ''takenboek/taskbook". 

Your qualities 
You can make your mark as a Fleet Intern if you are/have: 

  • A mbo/hbo student in Maritiem Officier, Scheepswerktuigkunde, Stuurman, Waterbouw
  • 18 year or older (due to international legislation)
  • An interest in Dredging or Offshore Energy
  • Enrolled in a Dutch/Belgium educational program, throughout the duration of your internship
  • Hands-on and open to other cultures
  • A professional attitude and team player spirit
  • Good understanding of the English language, both written and spoken.

We offer

What you can expect 

  • Money and more: Besides internship compensation you will get a great deal of responsibility. 
  • Young Boskalis: This is a platform created for and by the Young Boskalis generation. Every year Young Boskalis organizes various activities, ranging from an online Pub Quiz and a virtual vessel visit to sport sessions like Yoga and Bootcamp.

Extra information 

  • Your team: You are part of an international crew on one of our vessels. Professionalism, a healthy work environment and enjoying the work that you do – those are aspects we deemed important  
  • Where you will work: You will carry out your internship on board of one of our vessels. 
  • Fulltime/ part time job: The function of Cadet is full-time (84 hours per week). The standard work-leave rotation is 3 months – 3 weeks (possible to schedule this differently. E.g. 1 month – 1 week). 

About Boskalis

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. We challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for our complex projects.  ​

Within a vibrant company culture, you will be working as part of a diverse, international team of experts. We offer you the opportunity to realize your full personal potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons. Together!​

Want to know more?


Round 1:
Application is easy. All you need to do to apply for a job is complete the online application form and send it to us along with your CV and cover letter before 31st August 2023. 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.

Round 2:
Online assessment game in September 2023.

Round 3:
We will invite you for our Speed Date Event in October 2023.

After successfully completing all the steps in the procedure we welcome you on board of our organization. Now the real work can begin! 

Want to know more?
We are more than happy to answer your questions. For any questions please reach out for

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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Application process

Make your mark
and apply today!

Lea Georgieva

Need help with your application? Send me a message and I will be happy to help you.

Lea Georgieva

T: +31650185274

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