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Philips Internship: Cooling of Battery Pack (Non Thesis) in Drachten, Netherlands


Start date: We prefer students able to start as soon as possible.

Duration: 5-6 months

This internship assignment is not suitable to perform your graduation or thesis assignment. We do require a presence of 40 hours per week.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Research and acknowledge the effect of cooling Lithium Ion batteries, linked to vacuum cleaners. Does a cooled battery have higher capacity and a prolonged lifetime and to what level? What possible side effects do we need to take into account?

You are responsible for

  • Define your approach of the project into a project plan

  • Study and report the effect of cooled batteries linked to vacuum cleaners, under the team leader supervision

  • Define a measurement setup to demonstrate the effect of cooled batteries, under the team leader supervision.

  • Demonstrate the effect of cooled batteries by means of a working ‘demonstrator’.

You are a part of

A multidisciplinary team charged of designing, assembling and testing household appliances. You report to the team leader, that also covers the formal role of tutor.

You working at our Innovation site in Drachten. (Tussendiepen)

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Currently studying towards your University of Applied Sciences Bachelor/Master or University of Sciences Bachelor/Master degree in: Electronic Engineering (with a good understanding of analog/power circuits), Applied Physics or Chemical Engineering (with a strong focus on behaviors of Lithium batteries)

  • Knowledge of electrical theory

  • Use of standard electronic laboratory tools (you will work about 50-60% of your time in a laboratory)

  • Open, outspoken, team player, and motivated by technical challenges

  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written

In return, we offer you

Gaining experience in electronic research and development of product and technologies. You will also gain experience in setting and executing a design project, in a multidisciplinary team of experts. Become confident with laboratory measurements and instruments.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .


Required documents in order for us to continue with your application:

  • Resume

Please note that in order to be considered for an internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period . Formal documentation of which may be requested at any time. Students from outside the EU need to fill in an NUFFIC agreement, which needs to be signed by the student and the university.

Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience.