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.

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.