Research projects/Internships

Internships for master thesis projects available at Photosynthetic

Photosynthetic (spin-off of CWI) offers several internship projects for students to write their master thesis in the area of inverse problems and numerical simulations. Download this pdf file for more details, and how to get in touch with Photosynthetic.

Research projects available in the area of Applied Mathematics to Climate Science 

If you are interested in a research project oriented to mathematical problems such as climate change, climate prediction, atmosphere and ocean predictability, using physics-informed or data science tools (data assimilation, machine learning, dynamical systems), please contact Alberto Carrassi. The research projects will entail a period abroad at the Departement of Meteorology of the University of Reading (UK).

Other available internship projects

Note that both Rabobank and Sioux LIME offer several internship projects. The internships can be combined with your thesis project.

Examples of internships

Here you find examples of internships that students took in recent years for their thesis project. Contact details of the companies and research institutes where the internships were conducted can also be found. If available, a link to the thesis is provided.

GSNS Internship Infographic

Research projects

Within all Master's programmes one or more research projects are mandatory (see ‘Study programme’ for general information).

  • within the university, step 1 only
  • outside of the university, in the form of an internship at a company or research institute. 
    • in The Netherlands, step 1 and step 2
    • abroad (see also: ‘stay abroad’), step 1, step 2 and step 3

It may also be possible to do an extracurricular internship; less research-oriented but more geared towards applying skills learned in your Master's programme and getting a closer experience of a real company environment. Please ask your programme coordinator for opportunities within your programme.

Specific for Nanomaterials Science students:

An additional (international) internship as secondary elective besides your research project is possible. Please look at the Internship Nano page for extra information.

Specific for History and Philosophy of Science students:

It is possible to do an internship besides your research project. Please look at the Internship HPS page for more information.

Specific for Applied Data Science students:

It is not possible to go abroad for internship. All internships have to be done in the Netherlands.

Specific for Computing Science students:

Please refer to detailed information on the Thesis project page on the COSC-site.

Need inspiration for your thesis? Listen to the podcast series 'Masters of Science'

All Master's students have to write a master thesis (research project). Do you need inspiration? Or do you want to know how other students experienced writing their thesis? Listen to the podcast 'Masters of Science': produced by Master student Daan Tamminga. 

During the podcast episodes, Daan talks to master students from the Faculty of Science about their study programme and their master thesis from a personal, student-framed perspective.

Business Informatics with Master student Hilde Jongeling
Climate Physics with Master student Ina Nagler
History and Philosophy of Science with Master student Geoff Allen

You can also check the Career Services Internship Listings to see if any of the internships interests you. Companies and organisations looking for interns from the university's various academic programmes often post their vacancies there.