Agricultural Research & Development remote internships out of the Netherlands

Remote Agricultural Research & Development internships are predominantly based out of The Netherlands, although there may also be scope to collaborate with teams out of Poland (working on the same projects). The focus of the internship is related to Precision Agriculture and Smart Farming services, using geospatial technology. Through remote sensing, environmental monitoring of agricultural heat stress can be conducted, for the purpose of drought monitoring in climate-smart agricultural approaches.

Internship tasks can be related to:

  • Research on heat stress, drought stress, and fertilizing experiments on maize, grass and wheat (including online field visits).

  • Data exploration and processing (using proper satellite images and other data and/or knowledge).

  • Conduct online interviews / questionnaires with farmers.

  • Building / working with prediction algorithms, integrating remote sensing (satellite, drone) data, GIS data and expert knowledge.

  • Forming an online knowledge portal and/or WiKi with proper interfaces to allow effective use by farmers and intended users.

  • Agricultural drought monitoring (such as severity, location, frequency, and duration) using remote sensing (including drone) data and GIS-based information.

  • Drought stress and heat stress pattern classification and feature extraction using satellite and drone images, crop calendar, soil and planting management.

  • Satellite and drone data result integration and comparison.

  • Assessment of results and discussion, recommendation and report generation.

Desired outcomes that are expected of interns from this remote internship include:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use satellite remote sensing (including drone) images to map maize, grass, and wheat drought effects.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a remote internship and professional manner within a small/medium enterprise.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrate the ability to self-reflect to gain insight on personal growth during the internship.

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply and integrate academic knowledge and skills gained from the program experience.

  • Demonstrate how the internship activities have contributed to strengthen further and/or expand knowledge and skills.

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Eligibility Requirement

At least one year of relevant college/university study in agriculture, geo-information and environmental management, engineering, information and communications technology and entrepreneurship. This internship is conducted in English.

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