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

Internship | Synthetic Text generation with Large Language Models

About this position

Data is of ever increasing importance in our lives. From data we gain knowledge, determine policies and create societal value. Using unstructured text data has taken a flight over the recent years as well due to the development of Large Language Models. Sometimes it is necessary to gain knowledge from or share text documents that are sensitive and/or contain private information. Of course, sensitive documents should be handled with care and within legal boundaries. We aim to generate synthetic text data to enhance the security of text documents whilst still begin able to learn from this data. Synthetic text data can be used for research, educational purposes and model development.

What will be your role?

The research topics will be:

  • Which LLM’s can be used locally to generate synthetic text documents?
  • How can we best preserve the privacy of the original documents?
  • How can we evaluate the quality of synthetic text documents compared to their originals?

What we expect from you

The European project you will join is called Starlight and the domain is in Defense & Security. You will be part of the TNO team and join the team meetings. The project already runs for some years, so you will build upon the already developed knowledge and of course you work closely with colleagues working in the field. We expect that you would need >7 months to have enough time to work out the research questions. Also we are looking for students with AI and/or Natural Language Processing experience or eager students who would like to work in this area. So, if Generative AI is of interest to you, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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.