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Internship & graduation

SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Would you like to meet passionate specialists from all over the world, in a fascinating mix of science and technology? Do an internship or graduate at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research.

All groups at SRON regularly offer internships and graduation projects for students from Dutch universities or students with an EU nationality. Students in, for example, astronomy, physics, earth sciences and engineering, as well as HBO students in related disciplines are cordially invited to contact us. This can be done via the application form on our corporate site. (You are now on

“We are working on new ways to use space technology to push the boundaries of what we can know. Anything you research, design or make with us will help us take that one step further. You can learn from people who are extraordinarily good at exceptional things, and you can gain experience with special machines, techniques and computer programs. We are happy to give you a serious assignment that will also put your independence to the test”.

Peter Paul Kooijman

Manager Mechanical Engineering

“During my six-month internship at SRON I worked on the development of MKID detectors for space, for future exoplanetary research. My internship assignment was working on an algorithm to efficiently analyse data from MKIDs (detectors).

Time flew by, I was involved in an interesting project and I was also welcomed to help organise other activities, such as the annual open day.

It is an experience I can recommend to everyone. Colleagues are open and friendly, guidance is good and you get the opportunity to work with the latest technologies”.

Max van Strien

Intern in 2017, Alumnus TU Delft Space Exploration (2019)