Are you passionate about food, greenhouses and optimizing growth processes? Do you want to work with top-notch technology to provide clean and healthy food in a developing country? Do you want to immerse yourself in the local culture of Vietnam?
If so, we have an exciting internship opportunity for you. Join Royal HaskoningDHV Vietnam and Orlar Vietnam and contribute to the development of sustainable food production. You will have the opportunity to develop your research skills, gain expertise while contributing to a meaningful project. Take this chance and let’s enhance society together!
During a period of 4 months*, you will prepare your research plan, collect data in a newly developed and constructed greenhouse in Long An (Vietnam) and write your research. You will collaborate with the Orlar team to collect data and define the research. You're expected to handle the research on your own, guided by the technical and horticultural expertise of the Orlar team.
The Greenhouse in Long An is the first greenhouse in a tropical area to produce non-tropical organic food while using minimal energy for cooling or producing greenhouse gases. The greenhouse is a demonstration version, based on the existing technology of the Orlar greenhouse in Da Lat. The technology is founded by Orlar and the project is supported by Dutch Investors. Royal HaskoningDHV is the project consultant for Orlar.
For the demonstration greenhouse, Orlar is looking for horticulture data regarding growing conditions and growth cycle of plants. Therefore, you will:
*Due to visa restrictions, the intern can work 3 months in Vietnam. Research plan and research paper have to be written in the Netherlands. You will highly likely start your internship with a two week of presence in the Netherlands office to get acquainted with the RHDHV organisation and network.
Active in Vietnam since 1985 and established in 1993, HaskoningDHV Vietnam is a 100% foreign invested company of Royal HaskoningDHV and recognized as one of the most prominent leading engineering and consultancy firms with a unique track record of key projects in Vietnam and SE Asia. With offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and nearly 200 employees, HaskoningDHV Vietnam has carried out numerous projects for the private and public sector, comprising the full scope of engineering and consultancy services for Industrial projects, Maritime & Waterways, Water Management and Real Estate projects.
Orlar’s mission has always been to make contaminant-free organic produce accessible. For countries like Vietnam, where the environment has suffered from decades of contamination and pollution, our ability to produce clean fruits and vegetables in a way that minimizes costs fills an overwhelming need. In building our first full-scale facility in Da Lat, we are ensuring that pure food is within reach of all those concerned with their health and wellbeing.
Grown in our own Australian organic certified rock, all Orlar produce is free of contaminants and pollutants commonly found in Asia. Using our vertical growing process, which uses 95% less energy than hydroponics, we grow produce that has net negative greenhouse gas emissions, poses no threat of nutrient or pesticide pollution, and allows 100% water-use efficiency. Not only do you and your family get the cleanest food possible, but you also reduce your carbon footprint, resulting in a positive environmental impact.
Founded in 2014 in Brisbane, Australia, Orlar has dedicated itself to making clean food accessible. Founders Amanda Cornelissen and Dr. Lyndal Hugo set their eyes on Asia, where decades of industrialization and poor agricultural practices polluted and contaminated the soil in which food is grown.
This internship is open to NL students, EEU students and non-EU students studying in the Netherlands. Document requirements may vary by nationality. Applicants must be eligible to apply for a VISA in Vietnam.
Are you interested? Then we would like to meet you! Apply now by sending in your English CV using the button below. If you have questions, reach out to Lieke van der Sanden ([email protected]).
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