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Philips Internship: Engineering Enhance (coffee & sensoring methods) in Drachten, Netherlands


Location: Drachten

Type: Internship or Graduation Thesis. We expect you to conduct a thesis about the development of a custom measurement equipment, focusing on the motor control of the equipment.

Length: 5 to 6 months

Time: 40 hours/week

Expected Start Date: February/March 2020

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Work in a team with various disciplines, learn about development processes for consumer appliances

Y ou are responsible for

  • Development of a sensoring method to enhance coffee quality.

  • The project will consist of analyzing the problem, idea generation of measurement methods which can offer solutions, selecting the best idea and making a functional prototype including some measurements to proof it can work.

You are a part of

The Coffee category that is part of Domestic Appliances. In Drachten, we carry out innovation projects for different products being the Senseo, Dripfilter and Full Automatic Coffee Machines.

Philips provides a wide spectrum of solutions to meet the needs of consumers in health and well-being.

In Drachten two Lead Innovation Sites are situated, developing products in the following categories: Domestic Appliances and Personal Care. Over 600 engineers work continuously on new products in our dynamic, multidisciplinary and international Consumer Lifestyle department in Drachten. Product highlights are the Wake-up Light, the One-touch Espresso Machine and water & air purification solutions.

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

  • Currently studying towards you Bachelor degree in Mechatronics or Electronics

  • Important to have knowledge of Sensors, Electronics

  • Fluent in oral and written English

  • Team player

  • Additionally, knowledge of user interface design and/or data manipulation

In return, we offer you

We offer you the possibility to experience the Philips way of working in development and you will be able to meet other disciplines within our development department, within a multicultural environment.

Knowing that you will be the corner stone of developing a new tool and thus support Philips with their goal to support 3 billion people by 2030, this must be an exciting thought.

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.