Security, Innovation, Internship
Bachelor (EQF 6)
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Being a front runner in defending against modern attacks in a highly automated and time-critical business environment and be responsible for protecting billions of financial transactions.


As an Intern security innovator, you can make a difference within our unique graduation program by staying up-to-date or even outpacing the latest security trends. You have a unique opportunity to innovate and experiment with your idea within a highly ambitious environment.


So do you have an innovative idea on security and want to be a front runner in defending against modern attacks?

Note we will only accept candidates with a motivation letter introducing the innovative idea they want to work on.


Making a difference  

Become a part of our unique team within Rabobank to research and experiment viability and opportunities for innovative security solutions! We are ready to help you guide your idea of success.

To enable you to be a successful front runner we can provide you with guidance in the process, a vast network, engagement from senior critical thinkers throughout the Rabobank, knowledge, and funding.


Here are some pieces of information about the stage:

  • You bring in your own case provided that it falls within the scope of security innovation. However, you may choose a case from the backlog.
  • The case that you will take on is at the crossroads of security, business, and usability wherein you will look to the world of tomorrow.
  • You research opportunities within an agile development environment wherein ICT and cloud are playing a central role.
  • If you combine this internship with a mandatory thesis, you must have the time to develop a demo/prototype and demonstration-programs to test new technologies and will give a graduation presentation for the key stakeholders of your project.


Share your idea in your motivation letter.

Need some inspiration? Think of:

New technology security opportunities

  • Quantum computing for banks, security risks, and opportunities.
  • Malicious insider detection – anomaly detection
  • Secure Multi-Party Computation opportunities

Security from the user perspective

  • Biometrics
  • Cloud security
  • Container security
  • Certification insights

New business models

  • SME Cyber-security improvement & loan options
  • Market internal expertise and services such as our top-notch cyber defense center services
  • Certify and verify public websites
  • Provide security insights to clients
  • Cyber insurance

Organizational shifts

  • How should we design the security organization in trends like the transition to the cloud?
  • Gain holistic views on security tooling (& remove redundant tooling)


  • Ethics around security


With each other
Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. First Line Risk (FLR) provides integrated first line risk management services that support the Rabobank domains to be in control of key operational and information security risks. In short, the FLR mission is to: ‘drive secure banking together”. Furthermore, we are responsible for a number of large programs on key risk themes.


Within the FLR organization, our Center of Expertise Security brings talented people together to protect Rabobank. With you as an intern security innovator, the team will consist of roughly 40 diverse colleagues in a variety of roles such as security advisors and security engineers.


Eric, Lead security innovation and security advisor: “We live in a rapidly changing world where it seems that the only constant is the exponential rate of change. This change is powered by the fourth industrial revolution which is characterized by emerging technology breakthroughs such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the internet of things, quantum computing, and so on.


It is our mission to make and keep Rabobank a front runner and defend against modern attacks in this rapidly changing world.


This can be done by innovating and experimenting in new technology opportunities but also in improving or revising existing security practices, creating and exploiting new business models, leading organizational shifts, or even dive into the ethics around security.


But only together we are able to build trust and innovate in security.”


With you 

High ambitions, creativity, critical thinking, clear communication, technical knowledge, and interpersonal skills are clearly essential for the role of security innovator. In addition, it's important that you recognize everything in the checklist below:

  • HBO or WO - open to graduation thesis students
  • Doing a relevant study or have explicit experience or interest in the area of innovation, security, and business.
  • You strive for the best result possible.
  • You have strong personal integrity and know-how to work with classified information within the bank, but also in trusted communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (mandatory) and Dutch (Preferable)
  • Very eager to learn


Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional.

  • Please submit your CV, and cover letter with the idea you will research on by clicking on the Apply Now button on the website
  • You have to remain enrolled at a university during the duration of the internship.
  • This internship position is open for EU students and non-EU citizens if registered at a Dutch university during the whole internship period.
  • The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether the new staff is reliable enough to work at Rabobank.
  • We offer a competitive internship allowance.
  • Everyone is different, and it is exactly those differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we want to know who you really are!