Overview

On this page you can find information on internships and graduation places that are more tailored to Geo Engineering students. For each of our sponsors we wrote down a short company description, an update on the current situation regarding COVID-19 and obtaining an internship place, and contact details of the people responsible. When new information is available we will update this page.

Witteveen+Bos

‘The geotechnical engineers of Witteveen+Bos do all kinds of work tasks. They work on big and complex infrastructure and hydraulic projects. Some examples of these projects are the North-Southline in Amsterdam, the Oosterweel connection in Antwerp and the renovation of the Afsluitdijk. It depends on the project what kind of role they partake in (client/ contractor). Most of the time they do the design tasks (making calculations and giving advise on tunnel cross sections, cofferdams, foundations, geotechnical structures), but they also give support during construction and they check designs of other companies. They work a lot in multidisciplinary project teams, together with the government, contractors and engineering companies.’

It is still possible to do an internship or graduate at Witteveen+Bos. Because of corona it is a bit more difficult to get to know the company and get the desired supervision, but they try their best to still make it happen. The offices are opened, but limited. They are foremost interested in students who like to graduate at their company. If you’re interested in doing an internship or graduating at Witteveen+Bos, you can best contact Richard de Nijs. He can make sure you get a graduation thesis that is well suited for you.

  • Richard de Nijs                                                                             Richard.de.nijs@witteveenbos.com

Fugro

‘We are the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. Through integrated data acquisition, analysis and advice, we unlock insights from Geo-data to help our clients design, build and operate their assets in a safe, sustainable and efficient manner.’

Fugro is still hiring students. To acquire an internship, you can send your resumé with a motivational letter to either:

  • Bianca Schraag                                                                             b.schraag@fugro.com
  • Stefanie Baldassarri                                                                    s.baldassarri@fugro.com


CRUX

‘CRUX is an independent geotechnical consulting agency and provides high-quality advice in the field of geotechnical engineering, geohydrology, ground and settlement risk assessment.
By bundling these consultancy services with our expertise in monitoring, ground research and ground improvement techniques, we are truly capable of offering complete and, where necessary, innovative geotechnical design solutions.
CRUX is also leading in the field of performing analyses of settlement risk. For example, a quantitative risk analysis of expected displacements, vibrations and groundwater level changes at the site of the adjacent structures can be done prior to the work. But we can also investigate the causality of (construction) damage that has already occurred.’

Their offices are still opened. Employees visit the office 2 to 3 times a week, with rotation between employees who is present.

For opportunities for an internship you can best contact Anita Mulder.

  • Anita Mulder                                                                                 mulder@cruxbv.nl


Arthe Civil & Structure

‘Arthe Civil & Structure bv is an independent consultancy, founded in 2001, that operates around the world. The head office is based in the Netherlands. Its key operational fields are geotechnics, tunnel engineering and hydraulic engineering. With a professional and enthusiastic approach to complex problems Arthe can offer an extensive range of services for the entire project value chain, from vision to realisation. Arthe comprises a small, ambitious team of international experts with vast technological knowledge in their fields of expertise. Its personnel combines technological know-how with a great affinity for project- and process-management. Thus consultancy services range from detailed design & engineering to supervision and management of construction works.’

Arthe always has space for 2 interns at the same time. One spot is already occupied, but there is one spot left, they prefer someone who is graduating. Since they will be moving to a bigger office in Utrecht, it will be possible to be physically present at the office. When you’re interested in doing an internship or graduating at Arthe you can contact either:

  • Anne Backer [Head of infrastructure]                                    a.backer@arthecs.nl
  • Marijn Brugman [Head of building underground]               m.brugman@arthecs.nl

Arcadis

‘Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 28,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.’

At the moment they are still hiring interns and students who want to graduate at Arcadis. Most of the time interns start in September or February, but there are also possibilities to start in another month. Because of the current situation, there is a lot of working from home.

At the moment there are no places available specifically for Geo Engineering students. Sometimes in reality there is more possible than the job offers that are on the website. So it is advised to send an open internship application via www.werkenbijarcadis.nl when you’re interested. All job applications go via the before mentioned website, but for questions you can contact Rosanne Melissen.

  • Rosanne Melissen [Campus Recruiter]                                   rosanne.melissen@arcadis.com

COB

‘The COB is a network organisation, a foundation with more than sixty affiliates, all involved in subterranean construction and the use of subterranean space. The network includes consulting engineers, construction companies, public authorities and knowledge institutions.’

COB doesn’t offer internships or graduation places, but can use their network to help students find an internship/graduation. They propose students to make a small video about themselves, which they can pass on to their network to find a suitable placement.


Waterschap Rivierenland

Waterschap (Dutch water board) Rivierenland is one of the 21 water boards in the Netherlands. Like every water board they are managing water barriers, waterways, water levels, water quality and sewage treatment. In the area of Rivierenland there are multiple rivers located and the city of Nijmegen is under their responsibility.  

When you’re interested in doing an internship at Waterschap Rivierenland, you can contact Nikkie van Willigen:

  • Nikkie van Willigen                                                                      n.van.willigen@wsrl.nl

[Head of technical management and support, department road construction and hydraulic engineering]


Waterschap Drentse Overijsselse delta

Waterschap (Dutch water board) Drentse Overijsselse delta is one of the 21 water boards in the Netherlands. Like every water board they are managing water barriers, waterways, water levels, water quality and sewage treatment. The water board is responsible for the area surrounding Zwolle (North- Netherlands). 

They always have 1 to 2 places for interns/graduating students. There is still place for coming autumn. Because of COVID-19 it is only possible to visit the office 2 days a week.

When you’re interested in doing an internship or graduating at Waterschap Drentsche Overijsselse delta, you can contact Peter Hopman:

  • Peter Hopman                                                                              peterhopman@wdodelta.nl

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