Internship | Dynamic Material Flow Analysis of plastic flows in The Netherlands

Do you want to model and understand plastic & carbon flows in The Netherlands? Do you get excited about developing material flow systems that translate reality into numbers? Then check out this vacancy.



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Parttime - 32


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What will you be doing?

For a running project within TNO on the topic of industrial transformation we are we are seeking a talented intern to develop a dynamic material flow system for plastic and (ideally) carbon flows in The Netherlands. The project different people collaborating together and in our team we are responsible for setting-up a model for public and private stakeholders that can provide answers on different transition pathways. As carbon is the binding element behind the material-energy nexus, we want to gain more insight on how carbon flows through the Dutch economy.

To succeed in this project we ask you to have knowledge on the MFA framework, python programming skills and preferably (some) knowledge on chemical processes. The main deliverable of the project is a dynamic model that must include stock & flow modelling of plastic flow in The Netherlands for 2017. Ideally, you need to have an idea on how statistics works (sector level, product level, etc), how to interpret supply & use tables and to be organized in structuring your data points.

We will support you with initial guidance and weekly supervision but we expect you to be an autonomous researcher able to work independently.

What do we require of you?

Hard skills: MFA, Python, Industrial Ecology methods, chemical processes.

Soft skills: organized, independent and eager to learn.

What can you expect of your work situation?

Support from a team of multidisciplinary professionals working on different aspects of sustainability.

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career; an internship 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 internship and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable internship 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.

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.

Contact: Leonardo Gonçalo Melo
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Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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