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). Interns work with leading scientists and experts in our laboratories and workshops, as well as on our research vessels.
Some of our internship opportunities and graduation projects (e.g. MSc thesis projects) are listed below. If you have a specific interest or you want to explore NIOZ research, please browse the webpages of our research departments: Estuarine & Delta Systems, Coastal Systems, Ocean Systems and Marine Microbiology & Biogeochemistry. You can contact linked scientists directly to inquire about possibilities for an internship or graduation project.
Research internships & graduation projects Texel
- Stopover Ecology of Red Knots
- Unraveling the sources of algal lipids in the Black Sea water column by a combined lipidomic and genomic approach
- Combined lipidomics and genomics of the Euryarchaeota Marine Group II
- Seabird diets and population dynamics
- Reconstructing carbon and nutrient cycling in the Benguela upwelling system
- 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
- 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
Vocational students (MBO)
Engineering & technology internships (HBO and MBO)
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. For more information, please contact Alex Cofino.
Internships for high school students (“snuffelstages” and “profielwerkstukken”)
Occasionally, high school students can carry out short internships of a few days or work on a research topic for their “profielwerkstuk” under the guidance of a NIOZ researcher. There are governmental rules that apply to interns younger than 18 years (in Dutch only), however, and these complicate these kinds of internships. Please inquire with Ms. Dörte Poszig, NIOZ education coordinator, about possibilities.
NIOZ provides accommodation for interns at Campus De Potvis on Texel and guesthouse De Keete in Yerseke. For Campus De Potvis, reservations must be made via the Potvis booking website. For accommodation at NIOZ Yerseke, please contact the caretaker of De Keete, Jan Megens.
Details on the conditions for an internship at NIOZ, including information on the NIOZ financial contributions for students, can be found in our Internship Implementation Regulation (for Dutch see here).