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Internship | Sustainable Urban Mobility & Safety
The Sustainable Urban Mobility and Safety (SUMS) department investigates the impact of mobility on our society.Our work and expertise cover both the technical domain, e.g. how existing traffic models can be adapted to account for new transport modes, as well as the policy domain, e.g. what governments should expect as a result of the rise of automated vehicles on the road.SUMS consists of more or less 40 researchers, consultants and software developers, all with a passion for mobility and an interest in improving societal well-being.Their diverse backgrounds and expertise create a multi-disciplinary atmosphere, where you canlearn and develop yourself in a broad range of directions.
What will be your role?
Throughout the year we welcome students to apply for an internship position, either to carry out their master thesis research or for a stand-alone internship assignment in collaboration with TNO experts.
Due to the broad nature of our work domain, we welcome a broad selection of research subjects, so feel free to propose your desired internship subject and we will assess how it can fit in our department.
If you have no concrete assignment in mind, do get in touch as well! We often have internship assignments that can be tailored to match your interests.
Questions that have been treated in the past include:What factors contribute to the appeal of Mobility as a Service?How can traffic from outside of the study area be modelled in an activity based model?How can we model truck platoons in micro-simulation models?Under what circumstances do people use Advanced Driver Assistance Systems?What can local governments expect, in terms of road use, when vehicles will be autonomous?
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
A master student in the last phase of their study in the field of Civil Engineering, Transport Engineering, Econometrics, Urban Design or another related fieldExperience with data analysis is a plus, but not strictly necessaryThe ability and motivation to learn quicklyAn interest in doing research at a large, multi-disciplinary organisationThe ability to work independentlyFull-time availability at the The Hague New Babylon officeA minimum availability of 3 (stand-alone internship) or 6 months (graduation project)
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.
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.
For this internship vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance (VGB) after conducting a security screening. Take into account that this process may take about 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 6 consecutive months, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, it may take longer. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.
Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an 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.
Contact: Eleni Charoniti
Phone number: +31621668037
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.
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