Internship | Big data, Data 4AI & data regulation

In the Big Data Value project we look at technical-and organisational measures and instruments that support the development of a European data ecosystem.


Den Haag

Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

In this internship, you will work mainly on the Big Data Value project. In this project, we look at technical-and organisational measures and instruments that support the development of a European data ecosystem. The seemingly dichotomous stance between data protection regulation and data localisation on the one hand,  and free flow of data – initiatives on the other bring about many challenges for the European data economy – and it reflects the difficulty of maximizing the potential of digitisation whilst protecting data rights of citizens and companies alike. Out of the many regulatory challenges and developments, in this project you will focus on the interaction between technological developments that offer solutions for data-related regulatory challenges (APIs for data matchmaking, PETs & PPTs for data protection etc) and regulatory frameworks such as the GDPR. Subsequently, you will help in writing up and formulating recommendations for policy regarding innovations in the data-regulation landscape – which solutions (technological or organisational) are most promising and why? The work should be based on desk research and conducting interviews with different stakeholders in a EU context (policymakers, technology developers).

What do we require of you?

You are currently in an MA or MSc program in the field of law and technology, information sciences, organisation sciences, technology management or related. You are an independent in terms of organizing and initiating tasks. You have (proven) writing skills in English and you know your way around social media content.

What can you expect of your work situation?

The internship will mainly take place in the context of the BDVE project. In this project, a large network of companies and knowledge institutes work together to develop Big Data technologies and application for a wide range of sectors in Europe.
At the strategy & policy department, you will be working with a team of multi-disciplinary researchers who share a common curiosity for digitisation and innovation. You will have the opportunity to be in a dynamic and content-driven research organisation that has many different types of clients and projects in both industry and government.

What can TNO offer you?

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.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Practical information:
An internship typically lasts between 3 and 6 months. The work is to be done at the TNO location New Babylon, located in The Hague central (Anna van Buerenplein 1). The process of hiring can include an interview and/or requests for additional information.

Contact: Tjerk Timan
Phone number: +31611849386

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


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