Internship Assignment

Internship - August - Haarlem, the Netherlands

VanderSat is looking for a creative and initiative-oriented student with good python skills, who has an affinity for environmental/agricultural modeling. You will be supervised by a team of remote sensing specialists.

VanderSat is an earth observation company, based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. We have developed a patented method to provide high-resolution observations of soil moisture anywhere on earth, every day. This internship focuses on the irrigation use-case for the agriculture sector.

Irrigated agriculture is the principal consumer of freshwater resources. But, most countries do not have a precise measurement of water consumption for irrigation. As the earth’s population increase in the future, the demand of water for food will increase. In this regard, improving the irrigation measurement and requirement techniques can have a great impact on the efficiency and management of irrigation globally. Here, you will explore the development of a generic irrigation module based on soil moisture observations, soil properties, and crop characteristics.


The internship activities will include (but not limited to):

The activities can be performed remotely. However, we aim to host you at our office in Haarlem at least once a week during the current C-19 situation.



VanderSat is a company of around 40 people with a strong foundation in Science and Technology. Science that we put to practice because we want to make a difference by optimizing water and food usage and help farmers protect themselves against natural disasters. The beliefs, attitudes and values of free-thinking scientists are the basis of VanderSat’s culture. We stay connected to innovative Science and Technology through our Partnerships with Research Groups and leading Companies. At VanderSat we try to work together to solve big problems in a humble fashion. Don’t be scared if your colleague decides to not wear shoes that day, half your colleagues are abroad, and you find a large stuffed crocodile duct taped to your chair on your birthday.


Please send your application and CV to me!

Nadja den Besten MSc
Remote Sensing