Internships & Graduation projects
NIOZ provides exciting educational opportunities and career exploration in the marine sciences for students from universities, universities of applied sciences (HBO) and vocational education (MBO).
Our internships offer career exploration in a range of marine science fields and cover both fundamental and frontier-applied sciences as well as marine technology topics. Interns work with leading scientists and experts in our laboratories and workshops, as well as on our research vessels.
NIOZ offers mainly two types of internships:
- Research internships for MSc, BSc, higher professional education (HBO) and vocational education (MBO) students;
- Engineering & technology internships for students from vocational (MBO) or higher professional education (HBO).
Occasionally we also offer short internships for high school students.
Some of our internship opportunities, including graduation projects (e.g. MSc thesis projects), are listed below. Please pay attention to the level of study asked for (MSc, BSc, HBO, MBO). If you have a specific interest or you want to explore what kind of research is being done at NIOZ, please browse the webpages of our research departments and contact a researcher directly to inquire about possibilities for an internship or graduation project.
Research internships & graduation projects Texel
- Small steps - giant leaps, how spatially organising plants build coastal landscapes
- Seabird diets and population dynamics
- Reconstructing carbon and nutrient cycling in the Benguela upwelling system:
- links between ocean chemistry and climate over the last 50 thousand years in a marine hotspot
- Movement ecology of migratory shorebirds in the Dutch Wadden Sea
- Personality and social foraging in captive shorebirds (Red Knots)
- There’s something fishy about phosphorus cycling in the oceans
- The role of Whittard Canyon in particle dispersal and retention
- Movement ecology meets disease ecology
- Tracing the lipid signature of Sargassum blooms into the sediment record
- Detecting non-sapropel hypoxic events in the eastern Mediterranean Sea using anaerobic ammonium oxidation biomarkers
- Impacts of biological invasions on species interactions, food webs and diseases
- Marine Organic Biogeochemistry
Research internships & graduation projects Yerseke
- Sea-level variability domains and network
- Controlled growth experiments yield insight into bivalve shell mineralization and chemistry
- Mapping global benthic ecosystems on continental slopes
- Developing a protection level index (PLI) for Protected Areas
- Sediment biogeochemistry seasonality in the Westerschelde
- Kairomones: The mechanism behind mussel – starfish interactions
- Ecosystem functioning expressed by bioturbation
- Providing a mechanistic understanding how to maximize combined nature and coastal protection goals
- Biogeomorphic landscape formation by ecosystem engineers: generalizing across species
- Developing knowledge to preserve and restore coastal ecosystems
- Identifying the relation between the traits of intertidal-organism and the ecosystem services they provide
- Hydrodynamic ecology: unraveling hydrodynamic effects on behavior, resources and thereby communities
Engineering & technology internships Texel
NIOZ National Marine Research Facilities (NMF) offers student opportunities in the fields of marine mechanics, electronics and instruments. Interns will work with experts in the NIOZ workshops and occasionally on board of our research vessels. NMF has internships for students from vocational education (MBO) and higher professional education (HBO).
For more information, please contact Alex Cofino.
Accommodation for interns
NIOZ provides accommodation for interns at campus De Potvis on Texel and guesthouse De Keete in Yerseke.
- Campus De Potvis offers accommodation for employees and students of NIOZ and other research and educational institutes on Texel. Reservations must be made via the Potvis booking website.
- Guesthouse De Keete serves as temporary housing for staff and visitors to NIOZ Yerseke. For more information please contact the caretaker, Jan Megens.
Details on the conditions for an internship at NIOZ, incl. information on the NIOZ financial contributions for students, can be found in our Internship Implementation Regulation.
If you are interested in doing an internship/graduation project with a particular NIOZ researcher or NIOZ research group, please contact the researcher/research group in question directly, as they decide if they have the capacities to supervise a student.
If you have got general questions about internships at NIOZ or NIOZ Texel, please contact Dörte Poszig.
With general questions about internships at NIOZ in Yerseke, please contact Anneke van der Endt.