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Internship Data Engineering

Internship Amsterdam, NL
Posted 11 May 2021

Degree level


Job function


Required language

Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

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Wat ga je doen?

As part of Arcadis's Digital transformation, building out our Data Analytics capabilities is at the core and center to ensure that we can generate the most valuable insights from the rich data that Arcadis and our clients own. Typical projects and challenges you will be involved in include building unstructured and structured data platforms and pipelines, data mining, cataloging, and data quality management.

Our vision? To change the status quo in the industry, challenge how we work today and create a culture of empowering data analytics with a vibrant community at its core. We want to challenge the status quo and develop our data engineers into skillful and all-rounded professionals. Does our vision fit you? Read on and find out if we are a match!

Your responsibilities:

  • Support in developing the Knowledge Sharing platform to host Analytics use cases, code repositories, and capabilities;
  • Support in documenting and evolving the data catalog and data platform;
  • Help in building and scaling a distributed data store that will be the central data source;
  • Maintain the integrity of data and implement data governance and data discoverability;
  • Work with the team to apply your technical knowledge and understanding of data sourcing, wrangling, and cataloging to improve the quality and quantity of our database;
  • Take ownership to enhance existing platforms, applications, and data delivery;
  • Solve issues with data and data pipelines, prioritizing based on business and client impact;
  • Collaborate with the Global team to deliver reliable data to actionable insights for the business.

This vacancy is also open for undergraduate students who need to write their thesis. With the Global Development Lead Analytics, a topic will be selected to serve both your academic and managerial / business needs at Arcadis. You will have independence and support in your research. The only requirement is that you do make an impact through your research and applications.

This vacancy is available starting August/September 2021 for a minimum duration of 6 months. Starting earlier is also possible!

Wat vragen wij?

We are looking for university (wo) students currently studying Business Information Management, Data Science/Engineering, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence or a related scientific study.

It would be great if you:

  • Are you interested in exploring AI in the Design, Construction, and Engineering Industry;
  • Proactively solve problems, suggest process improvements, identify risks, recommend actions to mitigate risks, handle ambiguity, deal with conflict, and learn on the job;
  • Have project management experience with demonstrated prioritization and flexibility;
  • Have a passion for leveraging data to build robust database/platforms;
  • Have proven technical knowledge and confidence in programming, code review, queries, working with data sets (in Python or R), Git, and machine learning models;
  • Have affinity with data engineering, data(base) management, and data analysis;
  • Have proven experience with exploratory data analysis, platform management, data architecture;
  • Have entrepreneurial spirit and initiative;
  • Have clear communication skills, also to Senior Management;
  • Have good leadership and team player traits;
  • Have a certain level of flexibility in work hours. This is essential, given the business's international scale and scope.

Ideal Skills:

  • Possess strong MS Office skills;
  • Programming skills;
  • Database queries (SQL / PL/SQL, etc.);
  • Git and GitHub knowledge.

No one is perfect, and that is fantastic. We expect you to fail, learn, and succeed several times in this role.

This internship is only open for students currently living and studying in The Netherlands. To be eligible for this position you must have a valid Dutch study or work permit. Your application will not be taken into consideration if you do not meet this requirement.

Wat bieden wij?

Wherever you work, whatever you do, as an Arcadian you contribute to our mission: ‘Improving Quality of Life’.This mission is what connects and inspires us. We shape the future from different perspectives and build sustainable relationships. Together, we want to improve our world. With our five core values we build our Arcadian culture: People First, Integrity, Client Success, Collaboration and Sustainability. Characteristic for our culture are inclusiveness, diversity and corporate social responsibility. These subjects can be seen throughout our different activities

Arcadis offers you a whole range of interesting internships and graduation projects, which content will be determined together with you. 

You will also get to know your colleagues through participation of activities like those provided by: The Young Part, our young adult association.

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Waar je ook werkt, wat je ook doet, als Arcadiaan draag jij bij aan het verbeteren van de kwaliteit van leven. ‘Improving quality of life’ is wat ons verbindt en inspireert. Onze mensen kijken vanuit verschillende perspectieven, bouwen duurzame relaties op en geven de toekomst vorm. Samen én met onze klanten gaan wij de uitdaging aan om onze wereld te verbeteren. Met 5 kernwaarden bouwen we aan de unieke Arcadis cultuur: People first, Klantsucces, Integriteit, Duurzaamheid en Samenwerking.

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