Apply your knowledge of data science to analyse military exercise data. You’ll develop methods and visualisations for use during a live international exercise.
What will be your role?
Military capabilities are used in missions and peacekeeping operations, but they have to be trained, tested and improved during exercises, both live and simulated. Every two years, dutch and allied forces come together on the dutch basis vredepeel to train their air and missile defence. A team of tno analysts supports this exercise with the simulation jroads and collects data for analysis during the exercise.
Your internship assignment is to research the best method(s) for analysing exercise data, to create a method demonstrator and to make the analysis results traceable, explainable and understandable to various audiences. These include scientists (both data science and other backgrounds) as well as military officials involved with the exercise.
A large data set from jpow 2021 is available for you to build and train your methods. We encourage you to apply your knowledge of the theory and try out the latest methods and insights. Near the end of the internship you may have the opportunity to join our tno team at jpow 2023 and demonstrate the methods and visualisations you have created.
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
You are a (university-level) post-graduate (msc) student with a background in: data science, artificial intelligence or computer science. You have hands-on programming experience with, for example, phyton and/or java, and an affinity with software development and data visualisation. The duration of the internship is expected to be between 6 and 9 months and it is suitable as a 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.
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: lotte konings
phone number: +31 (0)88-86 62259