Practice | Use of technology in conflict

Do you have the ambition to contribute to the knowledge position in the Netherlands? Would you like to learn more about the current situation in Ukraine? Examine what technological innovations are used in the conflict in Ukraine? Within the Strategic Foresight Analysis (SFA) team in the research group Networked Organizations, we examine what is happening in the technological field and map this development. For this team, we are looking for a follow-up intern who wants to dive into this topic with us!

What do you want to do?

We see all kinds of (new) technologies being used in the war in Ukraine. We are threatened with the deployment of hypersonic missiles, we see various forms of cyber attacks and people are being affected in all possible ways. But what are facts and what is fiction? What technological innovations are actually taking place? Do we see new ways to perform? And what does that mean for Holland?

You will help map and monitor these technological applications and operational concepts through source research. You then use your analytical brain power to interpret this development and analyze what it means for the Dutch defense.

We offer you a dynamic learning environment where you can gain professional experience in research, with a clear connection to current events.

You will help map and monitor these technological applications and operational concepts through source research. You then use your analytical brain power to interpret this development and analyze what it means for the Dutch defense.

We offer you a dynamic learning environment where you can gain professional experience in research, with a clear connection to current events.

How will you contribute to the world of the future? How big can your influence be? Come and work at TNO and see for yourself.

What we expect from you

We are looking for an enthusiastic university intern specializing in security studies, international relations and / or military strategic studies, who would like to get an internship / internship with us. Students from other studies with a good foundation are also welcome to apply.

You have an affinity with (new) technologies, current affairs in the field of security and military operations. Content knowledge of the current conflict is considered a plus. Other skills we are looking for are the ability to independently do source research and analytical thinking. In addition, good command of the Dutch language is a must.

The intended internship period is 4 to 5 months. The obligation is 20 hours a week. The intended start date is January 16, 2023. Both the deployment and the exact start date will be determined in consultation. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 2, 2022.

What we offer you

You will work on the precursor to your career. An internship allows you to take a look at your future employer. TNO is taking this a step further. You are not just looking, you and your knowledge are crucial to our innovations. We therefore attach great value to your personal and professional development.
You will of course be well supervised during your internship, while we give you space to develop. We of course offer you a suitable internship allowance.

TNO as employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have developed knowledge and technology for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity, and we are driven to push boundaries. There is plenty of room and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who are daring, who inspire you, and who want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: influence makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to the life of the future. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO, we encourage a spacious work environment where you can be yourself. Whatever your story is and whatever unique qualities you bring. It is precisely by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Do you know more? Read what steps we are taking in diversity and inclusion.

What does the process look like?

After the first CV selection, the application procedure takes place via the relevant department. TNO ensures an appropriate internship agreement. If you have questions about this position, you can contact the contact person below.

For this vacant internship, it is necessary for the AIVD to issue a Declaration of No Objection (VGB) after conducting a safety investigation. In any case, you need to take into account an average duration of 8 weeks. If you have resided abroad for more than 6 consecutive months, or if you do not have Dutch citizenship, this period may be longer. For more information, visit the AIVD website.

Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainty and restrictions, students who do not live in the Netherlands may not be able to start an internship or examination position at TNO at the moment.

Has this position aroused anything in you?

Then we look forward to receiving your reply!
For more information about the job or procedure, please contact us.

Contact: Willem Verdaasdonk
phone number: +31621610856

Acquisitions in response to this vacancy are not appreciated.

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