Internship - Circularity and Energy Transition

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Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1118 BN


Internship - Circularity and Energy Transition

Are you a graduate (bio)process engineer student or equivalent? Are you passionate about sustainability, circularity, and looking for an experience in an international environment?


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. Your internship will be aimed at the Circularisation of our brewing process. Circularisation of a Brewery comprises projects on co-products upcycling, landfill targets, and energy reduction by innovative technologies. Curiosity, initiative, sharp-eye, and analytical skills are a must!


This effort supports our production sites to improve their carbon footprint with concomitant upcycling of Brewer's Spent Grain and innovative ways of closing the energy requirements. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Have a basic understanding the Brewing process, energy, and intrinsic value of co-products.
  • Connect and engage with multiple sites and colleagues from different countries in the Heineken world.



The department

Working as an intern in the sustainable production team rewards you with a dynamic and supportive environment. Our team is a highly international team and thus English is use throughout the day and in all level communication. The department is the linking pin between external suppliers and our operating companies where we coordinate the wide range of projects that deliver sustainable operations. We are working on big ambitions to significantly reduce our environmental footprint and become the greenest brewers in the world, deploying strategies on Net Zero Carbon, Circularity, and support Healthy watersheds where we operate. The sustainable production team is part of the larger global production department.


The terms of employment

  • Your starting date is 1 June 2024 (flexible to change the starting day)
  • The internship is fulltime (40 h per week)
  • The duration of the internship is 5 or 6 months (in consultation with your internship supervisor)
  • It is a theoretical cross functional research internship working together with finance, procurement, and our global engineering department
  • You will be based in The Base Schiphol for at least 3 days per week and you are able to work hybrid 
  • You will receive an internship fee of €500  gross per month based on 40 hours per week
  • 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
  • Strong data analytics skills
  • Good understanding of mass and energy balances
  • Basic knowledge of industrial processes, preference on brewing process
  • Proficiency in English required

In this internship you will be responsible for:

  • Support the roll-out of co-products upcycling and energy related projects
  • Monitor and follow up the landfill free milestones in different sites around the globe
  • Development and implementation of a more automated tool for evaluation of different energy options with HEINEKEN’s co-products
  • Engage in the relevant masterclasses to train breweries on implementation


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 student with a Dutch educational institution, from which we receive proof of enrolment for the current academic year from you.
    2. In case of EU nationality, you may also be registered as an intern at educational institutions outside the EU.
  2. Living in the Netherlands during internship (HEINEKEN does not facilitate housing).


Great! For more information about this vacancy or about the application process, please contact or you can apply right now.


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


Working at HEINEKEN

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 Heineken 0.0, Apple Bandit,  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.


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