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Hosts Canada: Avcorp Industries Inc., Carleton University, Concordia University, Diamond Aircraft Industries, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Flycycle, IATA, NGC Aerospace, National Research Council, Ryerson Unviersity, Toronto University, University of Calgary, Université de Montréal

Hosts USA: ADOPTech, AlphaSTAR Corporation, Atkins Aerospace, Bain & Company, Brown University, Calfee Design, Cessna Aircraft Company, Clarkson University, University of Colorado, DAR Corperation, Entropy Control, Ewing Marrion Kauffman Foundation, Georgia Institute of Technology, IngOt, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Los Angeles World Airports, Luebec, Lufthansa Cargo, MIT, NASA Ames Research Center, National Institute of Aerospace, Pennsylvania State University, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce Corporation, Synergy Aircraft, Tesla Motors, Volpe

Testimonial Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin

"We have had a superb experience with the students who have come through the program. Every class has had a unique personality and all have been a true pleasure to have on de F-35 team. The students come to us very knowledgeable of the F-35 product areas they will be working on as well and are well educated about the military aerospace industry in general. More importantly, the students are tremendous ambassadors for the Netherlands and for Delft University. They are highly motivated, do an excellent job and are very well regarded by all of their work teams. One of my favorite comments I have heard is one of the 2010 supervisors described his intern as "scary smart" which means he is very impressed with the level of knowledge the possess."

By Tom Burbage, Former Executive Vice President & General Manager Lockheed Martin, F-35 Program Integration, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

May 22, 2014 - The Netherlands' Delft University, Fokker and Lockheed Martin celebrate the 10th anniversary of their technology partnership and TU Delft Internship program. The five-month internship program provides top engineering students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience through work on the F-35 Lightning II program facilitated by Netherlands-based Fokker, at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lockheed Martin Video, published May 29, 2014

Testimonial Willem Anemaat, Design, Analysi and Research Corporation

"DARcorporation has had the pleasure of hosting three different TU Delft interns so far and the experience has been excellent. They are very bright and hard-working students, who developed some really useful theories and tools for DAR to be used in future versions of the Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) software. The process to get TU Delft interns to the USA is relatively easy and integration into the US culture and work environment has been uneventful. The students will also master new skills such as using our software tools, performing CFD analysis, panel codes, tackling new CAD program and writing their own software codes.  We are looking forward meeting more of TU Delft's brightest stars to help with tool development for our exciting new products and updates of our software."
Willem A. Anemaat, PhD, President Design, Analysi and Research Corporation

Testimonial John van den Heuvel, NOST San Francisco

The Netherlands Office for Science & Technology (NOST) fosters innovation and international R&D collaboration on a wide range of topics. The North America network of NOST operates out of two locations in the US: the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Consulate General in San Francisco. At both locations, we have had the pleasure of hosting several Delft University, Aerospace Engineering interns. Without exception, these Master students were highly motivated and versatile, displaying a broad area of interest. They are eager and well versed to learn about the topics at hand, even if those aren't part of their core aerospace curriculum. In their six month internships, the students covered such diverse areas as smart structures, intelligent transportation systems, 3D printing and flexible electronics. Their communication skills are tested when, as part of the internship, they discuss their findings with technical and non-technical audiences, both here in the US as well as in The Netherlands. Overall, our experience has been excellent. For future opportunities, we will definitely consider Delft University Aerospace Engineering students again.
John van den Heuvel, Science & Technology Advisor, Netherlands Office for Science & Technology NOST, Consulate General San Francisco


Student experience Thomas Slijpen - NOST

“My internship at the Netherlands Office for Science & Technology in the Dutch Embassy in Washington DC was a fantastic experience. Together with a fellow intern in San Francisco (it was a job share internship) I worked on an assignment to increase the innovation power of the Netherlands. I explored trends in the High Tech Systems & Materials Top Sector in the Netherlands and the opportunities for (R&D) collaboration with US partners. Establishing projects in the areas of 3D printing, photonics and flexible electronics was particularly interesting and challenging. The combination of having direct contact with companies and dealing with innovation, strategy and international cooperation taught me a lot. In addition: working in the embassy and living in the Capital of the World was very special. Nearby cities such as New York and Chicago were perfect for weekend trips.”
Thomas L.F.P Slijpen, Innovatie Attaché Netwerk (Netherlands Office for Science & Technology) Nederlandse Ambassade Washington DC

Intership projects

Intern: Benjamin Sanderse

Poster (pdf)

Intern: Daniël van Ginneken

Poster (pdf)

Internship Coordinators

Mrs. Miranda van Haagen

Mrs. Mechteld van Beijeren



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