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

Internship | Modelling thermal energy short-term storage for gas-free sustainable houses

About this position

We want to create a healthier built environment that is renewable but also comfortable and productive. One of the ways TNO contributes to a more sustainable planet is by changing the materials we use to build our homes and offices. This internship position is about finding the optimum way to apply energy storage materials to reduce the energy use of existing buildings by renovation.

What will be your role?

In this project, a study will be done on the optimum design of a phase-change-material-based heat buffer for zero-energy renovation of existing houses.

The internship will last between 5 and 9 months, depending on the preferences of the candidate.

You will perform your task as part of a project team of approximately 3 TNO researchers, including your TNO supervisor.

What we expect from you

You are in the final stages of your degree in applied (building) physics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or a similar degree. You are:

  • Interested in researching materials for building and energy storage applications,
  • Experienced in COMSOL modelling,
  • Pragmatic and focused on making things work.

Next to technical expertise we value a high level of independence and ability to work remotely, good communication and presentation skills and a results-driven attitude.

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.

Students must reside in the Netherlands before the start and also throughout the internship or graduation project at TNO.

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.