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Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. This includes:

The main road network
The Dutch mobility policy serves 2 goals: reliable journey times and better accessibility. The Dutch economy relies heaviliy on transport and logistics, the main economic centers must remain accessible.

The main waterway network
Dry feet, sufficient clean water and reliable and useful information. That is what integrated water management means to Rijkswaterstaat. The Dutch waterway network is the densest in Europe. About 6000 kilometres of rivers and canals, many of the latter serving drainage as well as navigation, form a complex system serving all parts of the country.

The main water systems
The goal is to achieve the most efficient and flexible construction, management and maintenance of the main water systems in the Netherlands: the major rivers, the coast, the Wadden Sea, the Southwest Delta, the IJsselmeer region and the North Sea. The Dutch coast protects us from the sea. That is why it is so important to maintain it properly. Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for this.

Working, trainee ship or internship at Rijkswaterstaat
There are a lot of work opportunities for graduates within Rijkswaterstaat. You can find more information about these opportunities on our career site and you can follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. We also organise In-house activities for students in the last phase of their study or recent graduates. You can find these activities by clicking here.
Do you have a specific question? Don’t hesitate to contact us directly: campus@rws.nl

Internship Market 24th of April
Are you planning to do an internship or write a thesis in September 2020? Then make sure you keep Friday April 24th free in your agenda. Normally there would be a live event in Utrecht, but unfortunately this is not possible because of the coronavirus. That is why we have come up with an online alternative. On April 24th we will hold an online session from 13.00h till 14.00h where we will tell you all about it:
- Rijkswaterstaat as an organisation and all its activities;
- The state of affairs regarding internships;
- Experiences of former and current interns with regard to their internship period;
- Sparring with Rijkswaterstaat employees about themes that are interesting to you.

Would you like to know more about Rijkswaterstaat and its internship opportunities? Click here to sign up for this session. On the Monday prior to the online session you will receive an invitation from us containing information about the online event.

PS: all our internship vacancies with starting date September 2020 will come online on the 20th of April on the website of www.werkenvoornederland.nl. When you receive the invitation for the online session with more information about the online event, we will also send you the link to all our internship vacancies. Do you have questions about the story above? Please contact Lisa Groot (stage@rws.nl)