Internship - Brewery process simulation

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Date: 22 May 2023

Location: Amsterdam, NL


Internship - Brewery process simulation -  September 2023

“Are you passionate about the Heineken ambition to significantly reduce our environmental footprint and become the greenest and most circular brewer in the world?” To realize this ambition, we are implementing several technologies to become Net Zero Carbon, Circular, and to support Healthy watersheds where we operate.

HEINEKEN is looking for you!

Every day we work with pride on our great products that you have certainly had in your hand at a party, during a work meeting or at home on the couch. HEINEKEN is much more than just beer. What about brands like Cristal Clear, Royal Club, Heineken 0.0, Amstel Radler and Birra Moretti. We actively work to create a pleasant work environment where everyone feels respected and has equal opportunities. Your personality, knowledge and skills are the success of our organization.

The internship

  • Develop a modelling tool to perform a mass-energy balance in a brewery under different production scenarios (seasonality effect, # production batches/shifts, different worth and product types, etc.), all main processes, sub-processes, and machinery/equipment should be mapped, included and displayed by the modelling tool.
  • Calculate the technological limits based on the current brewery setup including as follows:
      1. Energy use (Electricity and Thermal)
      2. Water use
      3. Wastewater generation
      4. CO2 emissions
      5. Use of raw material
      6. Production of waste (other than water)


During your internship you will get the opportunity to get to know HEINEKEN as a company, also outside your department. We give you the trust and freedom, so you can work like a real entrepreneur. We like to bring the outside world inside and therefore we embrace new, fresh ideas with enthusiasm. Of course always with the guidance that is right for you.

The department

We are team of enthusiastic people at NetZero & Sustainable Development. Openness, energetic attitude and sharing our success and challenges is our way of working to brew a better world!

The terms of employment

  • Your starting date is September 2023
  • The internship is fulltime (in consultation also 4 days a week possible)
  • The duration of the internship is 5 or 6 months (in consultation with your internship supervisor)
  • It is a theoretical research internship
  • You will be based in Schiphol
  • You will receive an internship fee of €500 (wo & hbo) or €300 (mbo) gross pm based on fulltime
  • You will enjoy 2 vacation days per month (based on fulltime)
  • If you do not have a student OV product, your commuting expenses will be fully reimbursed


The start of your internship

Together with a diverse group of interns from different departments you will start your internship at HEINEKEN. Together you will be introduced to the organization. Furthermore, you can organize fun activities with your fellow interns.

The unique you!

You are a student in a relevant field of study, and you have the following:

  • Currently studying for a master or bachelor (bio)process engineering or chemical engineering, sustainability, or related field of studies
  • Ability to prioritize and to work in a structured way on projects and individually
  • Good understanding of mass and energy balances and large data analysis
  • Excellent skills on modelling and Simulation tools
  • Proficiency in English required


We believe that everyone has unique talents and are therefore looking for you!


Conditions of HEINEKEN

  1. You are enrolled at an educational institution.
    1. In the case of non-EU nationality, you must be registered as an intern with a Dutch educational institution.
    2. In case of EU nationality, you may also be registered as an intern at educational institutions outside the EU.
  2. Physical presence at the location of your internship. We believe that you learn most when you can work directly with your colleagues. It is therefore not possible to work completely remote and HEINEKEN does not facilitate housing.


Great! For more information about this vacancy or about the application process, please contact You can also apply right now by clicking on the "apply now" button. After that we ask you to fill in some data, write a short motivation for the internship and upload your most recent CV.


Are you unsure if there is a perfect match? If so, we would still encourage you to apply!


The company

HEINEKEN has been a market leader for more than 150 years. We have a family history and Dutch heritage that we are proud of. This pride is reflected in our entrepreneurship and we take it with us in everything we do and where we go. We are brand builders and the indispensable link between the breweries and the perfect beer in people's homes or on the terrace.

Together we stand for our core values: passion for quality, enjoying life and respect for people and the environment. We always advocate responsible alcohol consumption, feel closely connected to Dutch society and local communities, and constantly strive to improve our impact on the planet.

Embracing and celebrating diversity is at the heart of the purpose of HEINEKEN to "brew the joy of true togetherness to inspire a better world." We believe that people as diverse as our brews - including and not limited to gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, social background, disability and thinking style - enrich our lives and strengthen our business. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, as we advocate for a culture of belonging that provides fair and equal opportunities for all.


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