Young Professionals

Are you enthusiastic, eager to learn and someone who takes initiative? And are you interested in finding out what it is like to be part of a leading research institute in the field of water and the subsurface? Do you have a passion to contribute to the development of smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society? Deltares can provide you with the learning environment and the career you are looking for! 

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Young Deltares

As a young professional at Deltares, you can join Young Deltares. Young Deltares furthers integration between different departments in the organisation. It is a forum for the development of new ideas, and social activities such as outings, pub quizzes and barbecues are organised regularly. Once a year, there is a weekend full of interesting and enjoyable activities.

Young Professional Program

Deltares offers all recent graduates a two-year Young Professional Programme that begins as soon as they join Deltares as juniors. The objectives of the programme are: 

  • To accelerate your personal and professional development
  • To get acquainted with the Deltares organisation
  • To establish a learning community.

The programme consists of eight modules: ownerships, working in projects, communication styles, becoming a global professional, smart work & time management, orientation & knowledge entrepreneurship, writing advice and research reports, and network and impact.

You follow this programme with your colleagues, and so you can learn from them, and they can learn from you. Intervision with this group is a regular component of the joint exploration of current questions.
The Young Professional Programme focuses on a selection of essential skills to help you during your career at Deltares. 


Are you a student looking for an internship or graduate programme that will give you the opportunity to see what it is like to be part of a leading research institute in the field of water, the subsurface and infrastructure? Do you have the ambition to contribute to the development of smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society? Then this is the place for you.

If you are interested in an internship or graduate project at Deltares, we advise you to get in touch your university (internship office/internship coordinator/internship bank/career centre) to explore opportunities for an internship or graduate project at Deltares. If you already know someone at Deltares (such as a professor), make use of that this network and ask about the options!

Ask our employees

Within the dynamic working environment at Deltares, I am offered the space to determine my own growth path. Combined with the collaboration with inspiring colleagues, this creates a unique working environment in which I not only have the opportunity to pursue my own ambitions,  but also to make a valuable contribution to research. which lead into solutions for the problems of the present and the future.
Lieke Meijer
Junior Researcher / Advisor Climate Resilience & Social Vulnerability
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
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