Internships

Do you have an affinity for innovative technology and want to take it a step further? Doing an internship or graduation at Almende might just be for you.

We offer you the opportunity to work with ambitious colleagues. You’ll get supervision by one of our expert team members to help you keep focus and get the most out of your internship assignment. Possibilities for Covid-19 friendly socialization and financial compensation. 

Our available positions are on the following topics:

  1. Fraud detection in company digital infrastructure using honeypots and honeytokens.
  2. Wireless bluetooth communication to help employees to self-manage the office.
  3. Creation of an automatic toolset for food intake measurement.
  4. Data Analysis and NLP for Public Research Data.
  5. Project Automation.
  6. Explore the SotA for dietary and nutritional intake information.
  7. Decision Support System for improving Rural and Cultural Heritage Areas

Apply now!

Fraud detection in company digital infrastructure using honeypots and honeytokens

Do you have aspirations to be a white hat hacker? Do you know the basics about keeping digital infrastructure safe? Are you keen to use deceptive technologies to stay several steps ahead of fraudsters? Then join Almende in using honeypot and honeytoken technology to learn more about attack vectors used by black hat hackers.

As part of the DEFRAUDify project, Almende is seeking the help of several interns to help us to set up one or more “honeypot companies” which use real digital infrastructure tools. The purpose of this is threefold: (1) To provide a testbed where project partners (including Almende) can test attack vectors and fraud prevention solutions; (2) To monitor potentially fraudulent activity; and (3) To determine where honeytokens can effectively be used to detect this fraudulent activity before it becomes a big problem, all the while respecting the privacy of employees.

Must-have requirements

  • Hands-on mentality and technical skills;
  • Knowledge of and interest in e-mail / web infrastructure and security;
  • Interested in applying automated deceptive technologies to prevent fraud;
  • Studying in a field of engineering related to software development;
  • High level of proficiency in English, both oral and written.

Interested?

Send  your CV and write us a short letter which includes the following information to careers@almende.org with the subject Internship – Fraud detection in company digital infrastructure using honeypots and honeytokens

  • Why would you like to do your internship at Almende;
  • What are you able to contribute;
  • What are the requirements set by your university;
  • How does your profile/background suit the position?

Wireless bluetooth communication to help employees to self-manage the office

Do you want to help on the innovation of smart offices? Almende is looking for an intern to join our team of developers and contribute to digitization. You’ll work on project Virtual office manager (VOMA) to develop an app which uses wireless bluetooth communication to help employees to self-manage the office. You’ll work on building and maintaining features and components. As intern, you’ll grow existing knowledge of front-end web technologies. Be coached and mentored, as you work alongside senior developers and data scientists, and collaborate on the VOMA project. You’ll be enthusiastic about being involved in all stages of the development including solution planning, designing best-fit technical solutions, and coding.

Must-have requirements:

  • Studying in a field of engineering related to software development;
  • Knowledge of and interest in Bluetooth communication;
  • Experience using  databases to store and  analyze data;
  • Knowledge in programming languages such as Python or C++;
  • Experience with / Willingness to learn data analysis on network data;
  • Must be able to work in the Netherlands and have a good level of written and spoken English. 

Nice-to-have requirements:

  • Experience working with a distributed version control system such as Git; 
  • Agile mindset and collaborative approach; 
  • Desire to apply data analysis to network data. 

Interested?

Send  your CV and write us a short letter which includes the following information to careers@almende.org with the subject Internship – Wireless Bluetooth communication to help employees to self-manage the office

  • Why would you like to do your internship at Almende;
  • What are you able to contribute;
  • What are the requirements set by your university;
  • How does your profile/background suit the position?

Creation of an automatic toolset for food intake measurement

In this project you’ll work on Food Friend, an automatic toolset for food intake measurement which provides personalized recommendation. You will combine the data produced from different sources (sensors/apps)  and will research and develop analytical models on the data to provide personalized recommendations to the third party. You will be working in an international collaborative environment where  each partner will share their data via REST API’s. Be coached and mentored, as you work alongside senior developers and data scientists, and collaborate on the Food Friend project.

Must-have requirements:

  • Experience with data sets and data visualization;
  • Knowledge in programming languages such as python; 
  • Analytical experience; 
  • Understanding of machine learning fundamentals;
  • Collaborative approach;
  • Must be able to work in the Netherlands and have a good level of written and spoken English.

Nice-to-have requirements:

  • Experience working with a distributed version control system such as Git;
  • Experience in integrating with web APIs;
  • Experience creating REST API’s delivered in multiple languages;
  • Experience/willingness to work with cloud data
  • Understanding of statistical and machine learning techniques;
  • Understanding of various data structures and common methods in data transformation.

Interested?

Send  your CV and write us a short letter which includes the following information to careers@almende.org with the subject Internship – Creation of an automatic toolset for food intake measurement

  • Why would you like to do your internship at Almende;
  • What are you able to contribute;
  • What are the requirements set by your university;
  • How does your profile/background suit the position?

Data Analysis and NLP for Public Research Data

Are you looking for an internship with a strong focus on data science / Artificial Intelligence working on a very practical problem facing our organization? Then we are happy to get in touch with you!

The European Commission spends a significant amount on publicly funded research, which enables international groups of researchers to advance different fields of science that have great potential to solve current issues related to, for instance, climate change, healthcare and diseases to name a few. Almende is a small but important player in this field, and we have participated in over 70 successful national and international research projects over the past 20 years. We see great potential in making use of the data generated by public research projects to inform our own research agendas, contacts, and strategy as a company.

For your internship, we expect you to (1) dive into the wealth of public data about successful research projects, and figure out what core competencies drove them to success. This will likely require a combination of data science, NLP, and desk research. (2) Analyse our past research efforts, including information about success and failure, and correlate them with the core competencies identified in the previous step. (3) Support your analysis with visualizations and interactive tools, which can give more information to our researchers and business developers about, for instance, the evolution of a topic over time, or the international hotspots for research in certain fields. (4) Arrive at a recommendation for our company with respect to the use of public research data. This can take the form of a report, though we welcome innovative ideas about, for instance, the development of an interactive tool that can present your recommendations to a wider audience.

Must-have requirements:

  • MSc. student in the field of computer science, data science, artificial intelligence, or business information management;
  • Strong, demonstrable affinity with data, machine learning, programming and using different A.I. tools or methods;
  • Capable of working autonomously;
  • Have excellent proficiency in English. A working proficiency in Dutch is appreciated, but not required.

Interested? 

Send  your CV and write us a short letter which includes the following information to careers@almende.org with the subject Internship – Data Analysis and NLP for Public Research Data

  • Why would you like to do your internship at Almende;
  • What are you able to contribute;
  • What are the requirements set by your university;
  • How does your profile/background suit the position?

Project Automation

Almende frequently takes part in international R&D projects that run for multiple years. Typically, these projects have a long lead time between acquisition and project start, and involve different stakeholders and research topics. This leads to challenges when it comes to operationalising said projects. For this internship project, we are looking for candidates that want to maximize the impact of our R&D projects by creating a structured approach which eases the handover process between our business developers and researchers, and ensures the smooth operation of a project from start to finish.

This is a full-time paid internship. You’ll work in our office in Rotterdam. Remote working options are available and can be discussed with your supervisor.

We are looking for a self-starting intern with an affinity for both technical work and operational management. Ideally, you are in your 3rd or 4th year of your bachelor’s degree and are looking for a challenging real-world environment to put your development and organizational skills to the test. You have great communication skills and seek out information proactively, and are also capable of working out results independently while periodically verifying them with your supervisor. During this internship, you will be supervised by a senior researcher.

Responsibilities

During your internship, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Talking to our researchers and business developers to get a solid understanding of the different phases of an R&D project;
  • Investigate the different reporting and administrative requirements during an R&D project, and come up with a good approach and tools to ensure they are met in an efficient and effective manner;
  • Automate tasks common to all projects, such as creating project repositories, working directories, and documentation structures;
  • Advise our research and business development teams on the adoption of the above tools, come up with effective ways of working, and present best practices distilled from our past project experiences.

Must-have requirements:

  • Background in software engineering, ICT, or operational management with a link to the former two fields;
  • Experience translating real-world scenarios into data structures;
  • Knowledge in programming languages such as Javascript and/or Python;
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn;
  • Must be able to work in the Netherlands and have a good level of written and spoken English.

Nice-to-have requirements:

  • Experience working with distributed version control system such as Git;
  • Agile mindset and collaborative approach.

Interested? 

Send  your CV and write us a short letter which includes the following information to careers@almende.org with the subject Internship – Project automation

  • Why would you like to do your internship at Almende;
  • What are you able to contribute;
  • What are the requirements set by your university;
  • How does your profile/background suit the position?

Explore the SotA for dietary and nutritional intake information

For the Food Friend project we are looking for an interested intern that can dive deeper into the state of the art related to food intake and food measuring. In this internship you will be searching for the state of the art (SotA) of automatic or semi-automatic monitoring or measuring techniques for dietary and nutritional intake information. In this 3-month internship, besides the intake monitoring and measuring techniques, you will be looking into the state of the art for the most recent innovations in extracting parameters for eating and nutritional behaviours.

Must-have requirements:

  • Basic knowledge in food intake and monitoring technologies;
  • Basic knowledge in data analysis for understanding the SoTA related to eating and nutritional behavioural analysis;
  • Capable of working autonomously;
  • Collaborative approach;
  • Must be able to work in the Netherlands and have a good level of written and spoken English.

Interested? 

Send  your CV and write us a short letter which includes the following information to careers@almende.org with the subject Internship – Explore the SotA for dietary and nutritional intake information.

  • Why would you like to do your internship at Almende;
  • What are you able to contribute;
  • What are the requirements set by your university;
  • How does your profile/background suit the position?

Decision Support System for improving Rural and Cultural Heritage Areas

Almende is looking for you to join our team of developers. You’ll work on the RURITAGE project to develop an innovative Decision Support System (DSS) that allows decision-makers on finding the best practices, based on previous successful ones, to be implemented in their local areas. The DSS tool helps the users to obtain specific domain information, understand and learn from it by using data analyses, smart algorithms, filtration and sorting criteria mechanisms. 

You’ll work on the development of this European Project that has a worldwide impact. RURITAGE embraces a large and variety of complex problems from “Coffee production in Colombia” to “Heritage recovery after disaster in Japan” or “Migrants integration in Lesvos, Greece” in order to revive rural areas.   

During the internship, you’ll work on building and maintaining DSS modules. Together with the Almende development team, you will develop, improve and integrate ReactJS modules to give a better user experience and add new functionalities to the system. You’ll also be expected to adapt and improve the data analyses, filtering and sorting mechanisms to provide the most relevant content to the user. 

Ideally, you’re a 3rd or 4th-year student ready to tackle real-world challenges. It’s a full-time paid internship. You’ll work in our office in Rotterdam or remote for a period of 3 to 6 months.

Must-have requirements

  • Studying in a field of engineering related to software development;
  • Knowledge of and interest in Front-End development;
  • Knowledge in  programming language Javascript;
  • Must be able to work in the Netherlands and have a good level of written and spoken English.

Nice-to-have requirements

  • Experience working with ReactJS and MaterialUI;
  • Affinity for data science; 
  • Experience using databases to store and  analyze data.

Interested? 

Send your CV and write us a short letter which includes the following information to careers@almende.org with the subject Internship – Decision Support System for improving Rural and Cultural Heritage Areas.

  • Why would you like to do your internship at Almende;
  • What are you able to contribute;
  • What are the requirements set by your university;
  • How does your profile/background suit the position?

Internships

Apply now for one our subject! Send  your CV and write us a short letter which includes the following information to careers@almende.org

  • Why would you like to do your internship at Almende;
  • What are you able to contribute;
  • What are the requirements set by your university;
  • How does your profile/background suit the position?

More info?

Would you need any more information regarding the posted internships? Visit us, mail us or give us a call. We are happy to help!

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careers@almende.com