Human Factors

Position opening: Internship + Master’s thesis at TNO

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic research intern (Master’s student from Human Factors and Engineering Psychology department) at TNO, Soesterberg. TNO is the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. At Soesterberg, we do research in the fields of defense, safety and security.

The intern will be working for a TNO project called ‘Human and Organizational Adaptability’ sponsored by the Ministry of Defense. Our goal for this project is to train military to become adaptive and flexible. Adaptability means the ability to adjust and cooperate with unpredictable and changing situations.

Yelim Mun, a PhD student at the department of CPE, is conducting her research in this project at TNO, Soesterberg. Her research interest is how a Serious Game can help with enhancing adaptability for military training. The selected intern will assist Yelim’s research and work with her to validate the Serious Game. Moreover, pedagogical principles, methodology and training implications for the military will be investigated in this project.

The ideal intern for this project is Native Dutch with high English proficiency. Good academic writing, statistical skills and a creative mind are what you have to offer. The internship and Master’s thesis starts on November 1st , 2016.

How to apply: Send an email to Yelim ( with the title ‘Master thesis application TNO.’ The deadline for application is 19th September, 2016. Write a 200 words cover letter in English about your motivation to apply for this position and tell us about who you are. Attach a sample of your academic writing in English (Bachelor thesis or class assignment). Selected students will be invited for an interview at TNO. Final selection will be made from interviewed students.

Note: when handing in your top 3, this is an external assignment. As Yelim Mun does not offer another assignment, your internal assignment can be of another supervisor.