About us
AMS Institute is a public-private institute founded in 2014 by Wageningen University & Research and Delft University of Technology, together with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We are an internationally leading institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers and both natural and social scientists jointly develop and valorize integrated metropolitan solutions. Our mission is to develop a deep understanding of the city -sense the city- to design solutions for its challenges and integrate these into the city of Amsterdam. AMS Institute is located at Marineterrein Amsterdam, an area in the heart of the city.

Responsible Sensing Lab
AMS Institute has six programs working on six urban challenges of the city. The Responsible Sensing Lab, part of the Responsible Urban Digitization program, is a novel collaboration with the City of Amsterdam. It aims to solve an important tension in the City’s ambition. On the one hand, the city aims to develop new digital sensing systems to collect more data, analyse and ultimately steer processes in the city (electricity grids, smart traffic systems, etc), etc. On the other hand, it wants to protect its citizens civil freedoms and uphold values such as privacy, autonomy, inclusivity and transparency.

The lab works on designing, prototyping and testing smart sensing systems for the city that overcome this tension: systems that collect relevant data but are also designed to be respectful of citizens’ freedoms and broader values.

What we offer:

  • Work on advanced metropolitan solutions for the responsible digitization of Amsterdam, using a “living lab way of working” (read more about how we work here).
  • A dynamic working environment at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam, with (access to) researchers from the TU Delft, Wageningen UR and MIT, municipality of Amsterdam and many private and public partners.
  • A team of highly adaptive and creative professionals working on the bridge between science and society.
  • Work in an environment where we rapidly investigate, design and prototype.
  • An internship compensation (max 484 euro bpm for 40 hour week).

What we look for an intern:

  • A drive to learn and work on complex, metropolitan challenges from a citizens perspective.
  • A drive to bolster the development of human-centric and democratically controlled digital technology.
  • You are a bachelor or master student with a relevant background for the lab, such as product design, UI/ UX design, sensor development, innovation sciences, smart city studies. (before applying we advise you to have a closer look here).
  • You are available for at least 4 months, 4 days a week.
  • Fluent in Dutch & English

How to apply?
Do you think you should be the next addition to our team!? Apply by sending an email to Thijs Turèl before the 20th of March 2020.

Important note!
To be eligible for an internship in the Netherlands, you need to be enrolled at an educational institution. Please only apply if you will be enrolled for the entire period of your internship.