Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

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

Research internships & graduation projects Yerseke

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 Thomas de Greef or Johan van Heerwaarden.

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.

Internship conditions

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 (January 2018 version will soon be uploaded).

More information

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.​