Young Professionals

Are you enthusiastic and inquisitive, do you take initiative, and would you like to find out what it’s like to be part of a progressive research institute in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure? Do you also have the ambition to help develop smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, the environment and society? Then Deltares offers the challenging learning environment and the career path you’re looking for! As a young professional at Deltares you can join Young Deltares. This is a network at Deltares that anyone who feels young and dynamic can be part of. The Young Deltares network encourages integration between different departments within the organisation, new ideas are developed in it and social activities are organised at regular intervals.

Young Professional Program

Deltares offers all recent graduates who start at Deltares, a 2-year Young Professional Program. The goals of the program are:

  • To accelerate personal and professional development
  • To get acquainted with the Deltares organization
  • To create a learning community.

Participants follow this program together with peers. Intervision with this group is included to explore actual questions.

The Young Professional Program focuses on a selection of very important skills that will help the junior advisor/researcher in his/her career at Deltares.

The program consists of 8 modules:

Working in projects @ Deltares
Communication styles
Becoming a global professional
Smart work & time management
Orientation & knowledge entrepreneurship
Writing advice and research reports
Network and impact

Ask our employees

For me it is important that sustainability is Deltares’ core principle in the research and advisory activities. Deltares ensures that activities contribute to global agendas, for instance the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, as a knowledge organization, Deltares applies state-of-the-art approaches and innovative ideas in its research and advisory content. This challenges the employees to be adaptive, fast learning and continuously improving. In my opinion, this challenge is inspiring. Colleagues with diverse expertise are willing to help each other and our international working environment supports us to exchange ideas.”
Tiaravanni Hermawan
Young Professional
Deltares receives some of the most challenging and complex questions from clients all over the world. Analyzing the available information and providing a useful answer to these questions is far from a standardized process. It requires top and up-to-date knowledge, collective effort and frequently thinking out of the box. As a junior, through my participation in such complex projects Deltares pushes, inspires and enables me to develop further my knowledge, skills and creativity.
Vassia Dagalaki
Young professional

Master student internship program

Attention MSc students! Are you passionate about tackling real-world water and environment issues with new technologies? Join our MSc student program!


  • Enrolled in a relevant MSc program: software development, data science, earth observation, or innovative technologies for modeling or monitoring 
  • To facilitate collaboration with Dutch universities for our internship program, we encourage students who are currently enrolled in a Dutch university and residing in the Netherlands to apply.

Program duration is 6 – 9 months starting September 2023

Interning with Deltares means a monthly student allowance of €550 (depending on your study points), flexible working hours, and the chance to work alongside top researchers from a Triple A institute.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to make a difference! 

How it works

In the document Ms student program, you will find 10 topics. When you apply you can select the topic(s) you are interested in. Don't forget to add your resume and a cover letter when you apply.

Deadline June 15.

We will make sure you get a response within 10 working days after the deadline. Interviews will be held between 15 June - 1st July. Start September 1st. Questions? Contact the contact person below each topic.

Apply for the master student program