Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Den Haag
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | Self-Sovereign Integration Lab

Semantics and semantic interoperability is considered the next glass ceiling for ICT. Help us in its breakthrough!

What will be your role?

TNO’s Self-Sovereign Integration Lab offers a wide variety of internship, MSc and PhD-level assignments. Some assignments are practical: develop prototypes of a real societal use case based using SSI technologies (e.g. on skills, health, flexwork, defense, organisation-ID, product passport, …). Other assignments are more fundamental: develop architectures and implementations to integrate multiple SSI technologies, based on different standards (W3C, DIF, ToIP, OIDC, …), trust networks, or the (new) eIDAS regulation. The assignments cover many domains: security (what are the networked risks of SSI, and how to manage these), interoperability (how to interconnect SSI domains), citizen protection (e.g. technical and regulatory solutions to combat over-identification), business (upcoming SSI business ecosystems) and technical (developing application frameworks for SSI). Some assignments are carried out individually, whereas others are group assignments. In all cases, there will be a close connection with TNO’s scientific, applied and customer projects.

What we expect from you

You are an enthusiastic (team of) student(s) with academic capacity and a hands-on approach, associated to a Dutch university. You are expected to be available for at least 6 months, but preferably 9 months. Experience as developer/programmer is required, as all assignments require implementation of proofs-of-concept. You have a background in computer science, electrical engineering, applied mathematics or similar, and preferably affinity with business models or legal/regulatory requirements. You will disseminate your results not only in a report, but also in presentations, demonstrations and publications, where possible.

What you'll get in return

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.

TNO as an employer

Your work will be carried out in our multidisciplinary SSI team, which consists of approximately 30 enthusiastic, mostly academic professionals with in-depth knowledge on applied cryptography, data ecosystems, networks, strategy & policy and business analysis. You will work together with our team of SSI experts, and where possible with our Dutch stakeholders (e.g. Dutch Blockchain Coalition, Dutch Ministries, organisations in various sectors) and our international partners (e.g. eSSIF-Lab community, SSI standardisation). Your work at TNO will be supervised by one or two of these SSI experts

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 apply on this vacancy. Your application should include your resume, and any relevant diploma's/course grades that you have earned. Also, your cover letter should state what is your specific interest in the area of SSI. For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.