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Intern Data Science

Posted 27 Jan 2024
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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  • R&D
  • Wageningen (NLD)
  • Intern
  • 32-40 hours
  • Job-ID: 51778

Intern Data Science

We deal with large amounts of diverse data within FrieslandCampina R&D. We believe that we can utilize this data to improve our innovation robustness, speed and impact. Over the past two years, we have built a state-of-the-art infrastructure, and a highly skilled Digital team to help us realize our goals. Now we are looking for a motivated intern who can realize value from our data, e.g., improve the yield / quality of product produced in our production processes. For this internship in particular we would like to focus on chemical analysis data.

Intern Data Science

What we ask

  • You are currently enrolled as a student and pursuing a Masters degree in science or technology or statistics or data science
  • You have knowledge of Matlab, R or Python or UI-based data transformation and analytics software
  • Ideally have experience in working with chemical analytics data or spectroscopic data such as NIR, IR, or Raman
  • Can-do mentality towards solving tasks for which new skills need to be acquired fast
  • Affinity towards or knowledge of consumer packaged goods industry
  • You either have EU nationality or if you are non-EU national, are enrolled at a Dutch educational institute

What we offer

We offer an interesting and challenging internship position, providing you the opportunity to develop yourself in your work field. You can count on sufficient professional supervision and a reasonable internship allowance.

Through your work, you will get experience in working on real business issues using data science, get an opportunity to develop yourself on using state-of-art data handling and analytics tools, and an opportunity to work in a truly collaborative environment, and to build a network in FrieslandCampina.

Vacancy description

You will be expected to

  • Team up with our internal data scientists and food technology colleagues, to understand the issue, and relevant data sources
  • Learn new tools and techniques to use to tap into the data sources
  • Analyze large volumes of data to extract insights out of the data
  • Share those insights with the problem-owners in an easy-to-consume format, and collect feedback for further data gathering and analysis
  • In addition, depending on the progress, you might get an opportunity to support with data requests related to other business opportunities

Staying true to who you really are, that is your starting point at FrieslandCampina. Because it is precisely by embracing our differences that we can grow together. We want to create a working environment that allows all employees to bring their best and authentic selves. If who we are suits you, but you're not sure if you're the best fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply so we can help you find the role that fits you best.

Team Details

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In this position you will be located in the Digital group which is part of Friesland Campina R&D, but will work in a multidisciplinary team that extends to other research units such as Global Process Technology and Sustainability. The internship is based at the innovation center in Wageningen, however, we operate in a hybrid mode at the innovation center. You will be expected to be at the innovation center for a minimum of 1 day per week.

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FrieslandCampina is a purpose driven company focused on winning in the global market for dairy based products. We want to be profitable, so we can make a positive, lasting impact. Not only does FrieslandCampina have iconic B2C brands, a big part of the business is in the B2B market, where we sell ingredients and semi-finished products to manufacturers of nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector globally.

Active in 30 countries
20,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 35 years

What employees are saying


Finance Trainee


“During my Traineeship I collaborated with the finance team of Nigeria to calculate the feasibility of setting up a cow breeding centre in West Africa. It is fantastic that FrieslandCampina strives for better nutrition for the world. I am proud to contribute to projects that achieve a better world.”


Supply Chain & Operations Trainee


"I like the construct of a cooperation between member farmers assuring the quality of the milk, and Frieslandcampina turning it into an endless scale of dairy products. I never knew that the extent of possibilities of dairy products was so broad, in so many industries!"