Whether you’re looking for an internship or a graduation project, or you’re wondering whether you could write your thesis at either Van Oossanen Naval Architects BV or Hull Vane BV, we’ll make all the expertise, experience and resources available that you’ll need to become one of the best in your field.

We’ve accumulated a wealth of expertise relating to hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and naval architecture – knowledge we gladly share with eager young graduate engineers as part of your professional development.

Van Oossanen has three permanent internships available in:

  • Naval Architecture
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Hull Vane® research

As an intern, undergraduate or postgraduate, you’ll also play a key role on our research & development teams and projects, for example:

  • The application of sails as a means of propulsion for an 80m cargo vessel
  • Research into the application of the Hull Vane on a container vessel
  • Fully automated optimisation of the aft-body of ships by means of CFD
  • Development of a new fishing vessel concept for South-East Asia
  • Application of the Hull Vane for a new high-speed vessel concept

Contact us if your study is related to the maritime industry or you are simply interested in the latests developments. 

Oh! And below a few testimonials from our most recent interns:


Pim Hendriks

Pim Hendriks

Pim became interested in how certain vessel parameters influenced the overall design process while studying Maritime Engineering at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden (NL). He subsequently secured an internship for his graduation project at Van Oossanen Naval Architects that allowed him to follow and investigate these interests in more detail.

His research led to greater control of a vessel’s structural weight and consequently the efficiency of the overall design process. The insights he gained into structural weights and centres of gravity helped improve not only the vessels’ performance but also project performance as a whole. Pim’s research is also paving the way to being able to automatically optimise a vessel’s structural weight!

"A vessel’s structure, weight and centre of gravity are paramount!"
Silvia Casella

Silvia Casella

Silvia believes Artificial Intelligence and human creativity can help design better boats. She’s working with Van Oossanen Naval Architects on her Master Thesis for her MSc in Marine Technology (Hydrodynamics) at TU Delft.

Her goal is to combine Artificial Intelligence and CFD tools to help naval architects optimise hull shapes for minimum resistance. The automatic routine she built during her internship does the job perfectly!

"Both naval architects and artificial intelligence love high-performance boats!"
Julian Hofman

Julian Hofman

Julian’s studying Maritime Technology and is particularly interested in the physics of hulls below and above the water’s surface.

During his internship at Van Oossanen, he focused on developing our patented Hull Vane® for small motor yachts. He discovered that a ‘simple’ innovation like the Hull Vane® can have a huge impact on hull efficiency. And because the Hull Vane® can be fitted to a wide range of vessels, he sees a lot of potential for it in the near future.

”The true beauty of a ship is below the surface”
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