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Premium Placements @ Damen

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.

Interns at Damen

Selection process

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.

International yards

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! 

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"A beautiful city, friendly people and great work. I have learned a lot and had the chance to develop myself in many different ways. To summarize: a once in a lifetime experience!"

Janick Rozema, Marine Technology student Rotterdam Mainport University

Premium Placement - Damen Engineering Gdansk, Poland

"An interesting yard, helpful people and a great product! I learned and asked a lot and I had a lot of new experiences. To summarize: a great success!"

Kees van Ekeren (Mechanical Engineering student TU Delft)

Premium Placement – Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania

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