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About us

Damen Naval offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun in equal measure. The Naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group is established in Vlissingen and in Schiedam. It is a company with more than 850 professionals, and a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding, its original roots stem back more than 150 years. For more than 50 years Damen Naval has been the dedicated shipbuilder for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Based on decades of accumulated experience, Damen Naval offers navies worldwide a broad range of defence and security vessels, ranging from 7m to more than 200m in length. Damen Naval is the only supplier of naval vessels in the Netherlands. Damen Naval has delivered more than 420 vessels to satisfied customers all over the world and have has earned a reputation for excellence along the way. While taking pride in heritage, Damen Naval is also looking towards the future. Are you ready for duty?

The role

For the Market Intelligence Department we offer an internship for enthusiastic students interested in building up work experience in Market Research. Our main internal customers are the Sales Department, with a wide international coverage, the Naval Sales Support department that assists the Sales department, and the Products and Proposals Department of Damen Naval which is responsible for product development and project quotations. 

Key accountabilities

As department of Damen Naval we have developed a series of tools to help us keep an eye on the market and the latest trends and developments, such as country cards, competition screenings and opportunities database. We offer our market research services to the management team of Damen Naval and to other Damen companies. In the Communications area we run campaigns for the Naval division, and we focus on customer experience management. Most of our work is done in English.

Skills & experience

As Intern Market Intelligence & Communication you need to have:

  • An undergraduate Bachelor or Master in (Technical) Business studies or Communication.
  • Good knowledge of the English language written, and verbal. Dutch skills are a plus.
  • Excellent antecedents as a pre-employment security screening and investigation are a part of the recruitment procedure (given the military nature of our projects).
  • EU citizenship or valid EU work visa is required to be considered as a viable candidate

What we offer

This internship position is open to start as soon a and we are willing to pay a remuneration of € 700,- gross per month.


Are you interested in the position of Internship Market Intelligence, and do you recognize yourself in the job description? Please respond directly via the Damen Career Portal.

For more information about the vacancy, Damen Naval or the application process, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Career Portal or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note, that only candidates with a permanent EU citizenship together with a permanent valid EU work visa can be considered as viable candidates. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process. #LI-DNS1

Damen Naval does not approve commercial, contractor and/or agency or other commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered.


Please note that Damen Naval is closed from August 1 to 15 and the recruitment department will enjoy their vacation in August. After this period, they will respond to your application as soon as possible.