Internship | Assess, map and evaluate energy system developments in the North Sea region



Education type


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will be your role?

Are you interested in subsurface applied science and would like to contribute to the energy transition? Do you want to contribute to a sustainable, safe and cost-efficient re-use of existing geo-energy infrastructure? Then, this (graduate) internship is for you.

The internship will be part of a research project that aims to stimulate new energy system developments in the North Sea region by further developing cross-border collaboration. Multiple on-going and future projects initiated by a diverse public-private stakeholder groups are currently being planned to advance the collective knowledge for industries, governments and society. In this fast developing arena, your goal is to map the project developments and ultimately identify trends and gaps for quickly developing areas, such as future hydrogen supply chains including hydrogen production, transport, consumption and storage. As a part of the project, you will be invited to join the TNO project team in relevant meetings and discussions to obtain the broader perspective and to experience what it is like to work on applied science projects in TNO.

Your assignment will focus on:
  • Update and organize an existing project database based on certain (to be identified) technical, economic and political aspects.
  • Assess the projects to identify trends and opportunities.
The internship runs for at least 3 months. Longer duration is possible under consultation with potential adjustment of the internship scope.

How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

You are familiar with hydrogen supply chains covering production, transport, storage and end use. You also have a basic understanding of the physical and chemical phenomenon relevant for various elements in hydrogen supply chains.

What you’ll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

The selection process

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.

Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Contact: Durgesh Kawale

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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