Internship | Wind Energy

More than 4 decades of research has made us an important player acting at the forefront of the very challenging field of wind energy technology where turbines reach heights close to the height of the Eiffel tower!



Education type

higher professional education (hbo),university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

ECN.TNO Wind Energy offers a wide variety of internship and graduation assignments on both Bachelor and MSc level. The assignments cover domains related to off-shore wind farm design, development of new concepts and system integration. One can think of assignments on the field of wind turbine (components) design, optimization of wind farm lay-outs, design of the wind farm electrical infrastructure, optimization of operation and maintenance, measurement techniques etc.

What do we require of you?

The wide variety of activities makes that we accept students from master and bachelor level from almost all technical disciplines e.g. mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, physics etc. Both thesis as well as internship projects are possible. Enthusiasm and a result oriented approach are important recommendations. Your activities are carried out in an international framework which requires a good knowledge of the English language.

What can you expect of your work situation?

Your work will be carried out in our Wind Energy department in Petten and/or Delft, with approximately 60 enthusiastic, academic or bachelor professionals who have in-depth knowledge of wind energy technology. Your work at TNO will be supervised by one or two of these Wind Energy experts. Where possible your activities are connected to our projects. These projects can have a research orientation but we also have projects with a strong industrial focus. An exciting example of an ECN.TNO wind project are the measurements done on the largest wind turbine ever.

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career, an internship provides you with the opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO also 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 exceed yourself and your expectations. We also provide suitable compensation for internships. Click here to find more info about internships at TNO.

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: Gerard Schepers
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 62769

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


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Dr Gerard Schepers

  • Wind Energy Technology

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