Internship | Build a Digital Replica of Grasslands using an AI Foundation Model
About this position
Foundation Models are the new frontier to explore novel digital twins. In our Biodiversity Digital Twin project, we need to model grassland growth given different input and output modalities in a single Machine Learning model. We have the data but we need to develop a Digital Twin Foundation Model that will allow users to interact via these modalities. This role involves deep engagement with large-scale Machine Learning models that serve as the backbone for a variety of AI applications, including natural language processing, computer vision, and predictive analytics.
What will be your role?
Join our project team to develop, train and refine a Foundation Model on different modalities, ensuring it is robust, efficient, and ethically sound. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a strong drive to deliver a tangible result. Apply for this internship if you are keen to develop and optimise large-scale ML models, implement and experiment with different NN architectures, finetune or adapt pre-existing FMs, and analyse and pre-process large datasets.
What we expect from you
You are enrolled in a Master's program in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Mathematics or a related field. You have a good theoretical understanding and some practical experience in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Statistical or Generative Modelling. Proficiency in Python and familiarity with Deep Learning frameworks like PyTorch is a plus. A demonstrated ability to work on complex problems and translate research into practical solutions with excellent analytical, communication, and teamwork skills is also highly valued.
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.