Damen is an international company with yards on five continents around the world. This enables us to offer to an exclusive group of students the possibility of undertaking their internships or graduation projects abroad. However, not all our yards offer international (graduation) internship possibilities, so we have set up a special selection process to find the best candidates for those that do.
During March 2017, students can apply for the Damen Premium Placements. If your CV fulfils our requirements we will invite you for an interview with our Internship Coordinator. During this interview she will give tell you more about the internship opportunities at our yards abroad. This pre-screening process is followed by an online assessment, and then the final selection is based on a pitch in front of an expert panel. You will need to convince them why YOU are the right person to send to one of our yards abroad. Based on this presentation the expert panel will then decide which international yard fits your profile the best.
Currently our yards in the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards Galati (Romania), Damen Shipyards Song Cam (Vietnam), Damen Shipyards Sharjah (UAE) and Damen Engineering Gdańsk (Poland) welcome international interns.
Of course you can inform us if you have a preference for a particular yard, but in the end the expert panel decides which student will be placed at which yard.
If you have any questions about the Damen Premium Placements, feel free to contact Carola Servaas, Internship Coordinator at the Damen Shipyards Group. She will be happy to help you!