Van Oord Marine & Dredging Contractors

We are a Dutch family-owned company. We value open communication. Our company culture is one of entrepreneurship and engaged employees. We think and act with responsibility and focus on the long term.

About us

Van Oord is a global player in the field of Offshore, Offshore Wind and Dredging. We also have a strong share in civil industry within the Netherlands. These 4 segments form our Business Units. Our mission “Creating a better world for future generations, by marine ingenuity” makes us actively committed to sustainability and the energy transition. We are an innovative partner for our clients and have been contributing to the infrastructure of tomorrow’s world for over a hundred years. 

Marine ingenuity is what sets Van Oord apart. In just two words, we show in the clearest possible terms what we do, how we do it, and what makes us different. A passionate, smart international marine contractor – that is how we see ourselves. Projects that are extensive, complex, and that have preferably never been done before are our strength. These are challenging topics that require innovation, entrepreneurship and continuous development of our people. Our people are committed, enterprising professionals with a passion for water and technology.

An internship or Traineeship at Van Oord
For students we provide opportunities for (inter)national internships, final theses and traineeships. This could be a project abroad, a project in the Netherlands or at one of our offices in the Netherlands, for example within one of the following departments: Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Business development and our VOX Data team. 

You will be part of a global community where every day is a new opportunity to explore and learn. Joining our multicultural team will give you a chance to experience a challenging yet rewarding internship, as we will encourage you to learn by doing and discovering. During your internship you will also have a change to engage in various social activities. Van Oord has a Young Van Oord community, which organizes various activities ranging from excursions and lectures to workshops, brainstorming sessions and sports competitions.

What are your sustainable initiatives?

As a family-owned business, we care about people and the environment. We always maintain high standards of quality, safety and integrity on our projects. We are prepared to take responsibility and we care about creating a sustainable world. Our actions are based on long-term continuity and stewardship.

Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are key to successfully facing today’s global challenges. Together we can create new solutions that contribute to a better world. We want to inspire and involve everyone and that is why we started our game-changing programme Sustainable Earth Actions: S.E.A.

For more information please visit our website:


  • Head office Rotterdam, NL
  • Number of employees 5.000
  • Field Maritime Contractor
  • Certified B-corp? Yes

What are we looking for?


  • Bachelor year 1
  • Bachelor year 2
  • Bachelor year 3
  • Master
  • Premaster


  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Business Information Management
  • Finance & Investments
  • Global Business & Sustainability
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management of Innovation
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management