Intern Digital Engineer

Operations Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

The internship starts in September 2023, and is for a period of 5-6 months. 

To start with, the position of Intern Digital Engineer sits comfortably in the Global Engineering Department at the International Headquarter based in Utrecht office. An incredible diverse team that helps each other learn, grow and develop. Just how we like it! And as an Intern Digital Engineer you will be asked to support our Digital Transformation in Operations. For this, we don’t just need you to be a knowledgeable professional but also strongly rely on your interpersonal skills as well as your drive for success. Key ability will be to learn quickly in a self-starting way. Know that you’ll have a crucial role in creating and protecting the impact we look for in our value chain. With this said we like you to take responsibility over the following tasks:

  • Specific loss analysis of a certain equipment
  • Design digital Use Case scenarios employing Machine Learning and Advanced Process Control
  • Design the data model and data pipeline
  • Creation of policies and procedures around data model governance


We are looking for a pioneer with a drive for excellence. Someone that holds themselves accountable and doesn’t shy away from responsibility. Given the nature of the role we feel it’s important for you to have a willingness to learn as well as a solid understanding of your own added value. We thrive in diverse teams and look for people that appreciate that as much as we do. We can give you a list of “must haves”, however that’s not how we view your candidacy. We do, of course, take into consideration your data literacy but ultimately we look at the bigger picture. But to give you a bit of guidance as to what we feel is needed in this role, we’ll share our “nice to have” list with you:

  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Machine Learning models
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Systems Engineering

Important: To be considered as a candidate for this internship, 

  • EU/EEA students: you need to be enrolled at a University for the whole duration of the internship and this needs to be a mandatory part of your study curriculum. In case of voluntarily internship purpose, a tri-parties agreement may be requested to be signed by you and your university. 
  • Non-EU/EEA students: you need to be enrolled at a Dutch University and your university needs to sign the Nuffic Agreement. The internship needs to be a compulsory part of your studies (eg, receive ECTS in turn).     

This position is an intern role under JDE’s international headquarter based in Utrecht office. Only applications in English will be considered. Please apply only if you can meet the aforementioned requirements. 

Additional Information

Your application at JDE 

After receiving your application we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE will be an online assessment, followed by interviews. 

The future of work is hybrid, with both office and home playing an important role. At JDE, we value meeting colleagues in the office to unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea together and we enjoy our focus time when working from home. Join us and you will experience both. Because it’s amazing what happens over a cup of coffee!  

Internship Allowance 

  • Based on a fulltime 40 hour workweek, the monthly internship allowance is € 450,- for a HBO student or € 500,- for a WO student, additionally, you will get paid leave on the basis of 1 day per month. 
  • Monthly Commuting allowance: 
  • In principle, you will be using your student public transportation card (student OV-chipcard /studentenreisproduct) for daily commuting.  
  • If you are not eligible for the student OV-chipcard, JDE offers a commuting allowance. Compensation for commuting expenses, starting from a minimum distance of 5 kilometers one way, up to a maximum of: 
  • 35 kilometers à € 19ct per km (according to the temporary arrangement) when travelling by own transportation 
  • 45 kilometers (max. € 294.50 based on public transport fees) per month for travel by public transportation. 
  • Should you relocate to the city of your based office (Amsterdam or Utrecht), you will receive a monthly relocation compensation of up to a maximum of € 175. In this case, the commuting allowance will be not applicable. Please do keep in mind that we do not offer relocation and/or accommodation benefits for students coming from abroad.  

We, at JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE – Peet’s) are inspired by believes that anything can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. Fueled by our purpose to create a better future, we are taking the world of coffee and tea by storm. Making it our mission to keep improving ourselves and the world around us.

Our roots are deeply embedded in the coffee and tea industry, dating back as far as 1753. Worldwide we are touching the lives of millions of people – from earth to bean and from bean to cup. All through some of world’s leading household names.  Together, we are on a journey to secure a future for coffee and tea. With sustainability constantly evolving we take a dynamic approach to make a real impact across our value chain, focusing on responsible sourcing, minimizing our footprint and connecting people from all walks of life.