Developing asphalt that “whispers”. Preventing traffic jams with big data. Make an inventory of traffic flow with drones. Countering flooding with innovative and globally unique methods. At Rijkswaterstaat you get the opportunity as a student or starter to contribute to the most beautiful and prestigious infrastructure projects. Projects about which you later proudly say: “I contributed to that!”

The Netherlands is never finished. As Rijkswaterstaat, we are always improving our country. Whether we give nature more space, reduce noise nuisance or provide better accessibility: with every project we continue to build on our land. We continue to innovate and make use of smart and future-proof technologies. Whether you are an intern, graduate, PhD student, trainee or professional: the possibilities at Rijkswaterstaat are endless. You work on the most beautiful and prestigious projects. This will not only help the Netherlands, but also your career. As a starter at Rijkswaterstaat you are given the space to develop and strengthen yourself. That is what matters and what you will do!

At Rijkswaterstaat you are part of an ambitious group of people who realize major projects. Your own input is essential. But of course we also check whether your efforts contribute to the objectives and tasks of RWS. In terms of content, you can work in many fields, but the emphasis is on technical disciplines, ICT, information provision and purchasing.

In addition to starter positions and internships, we have the following programs: National and Regional Traineeship, young professional program ICT, professional program Technology, junior consultancy pool ICT and the Purchasing Traineeship. Look for the current options on our site: https://werkenbij.rijkswaterstaat.nl/.