Internship | Heat exchanger for closed loop subsurface heat pump system



Education type

higher professional education (hbo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Parttime - 32


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TNO has taken over the former wells testing facilities from Shell. With the worldwide unique combination of testing equipment TNO is resurrecting a state of the art research centre with focus on renewable heat (geo thermal energy) and heat storage in the Dutch sub surface. Are you curious, independent, pragmatic and enthusiastic to work in a energetic team, creating the foundation for the future renewable heat demand, than the TNO Rijswijk centre for Sustainable Geo Energy (RCSG) has a challenge for you.

What will be your role?

The shallow sub surface underground plays a crucial role in the energy transition. It is used to harvest heat (in combination with heat pumps), provides cold in the summer, supplies drinking water for agricultural and (food)industry and can be used as a seasonal heat storage.
TNO offers an interim position for the design of an innovative heat exchanger as part of a closed loop system heat pump system.

Part of the Assignment is making a functional specification, setup the heat exchanger model, realization of a proof of concept and functional testing in one of our experimental setups.

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

We are looking for an Enthusiastic team player with technical background and willing to roll up it’s sleeves to help building the future for stainable heat.

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.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

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.

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: Koen Castelein
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 62061

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


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