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Internship Embedded AI and Data Analytics

From drone to dashboard: embedded AI and data analytics in a workflow prototype. If you want to work with highly automated AI-to-data-analytics workflows, apply for this internship at our office in Fijnaart!
What does this internship at Rijk Zwaan look like?
Rijk Zwaan's challenges as a high-tech vegetable breeding company involve being able to scan plant phenotypes in a wide range of conditions, all over the world. At the same time, there is a global trend towards automation, use of AI at the edge and autonomous vehicles in agriculture. The goal of these developments is to make raw sensoring data available in a highly condensed way to allow efficient business decisions.
This internship will focus on one or more steps of a highly automated AI-to-data-analytics workflow.
Starting point is a DeepStream reference architecture for the Nvidia Xavier embedded compute module ( The workflow involves optical perception at the edge, with initial AI inference in a light-weight device that could fit a drone, followed by messaging and stream-based (e.g. spark stream) post-processing in for example Elastic or similar data indexers. The final result will be presented in a data analytics platform (like plotly or altair).
Your contribution
You are a self-starter and you have an interest in scientific software. Moreover, you have good communication and programming skills and you entail a creative problem-solving attitude. In addition we can find the following on your resume:
  • Currently following a MSc program in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, or other studies in the STEM field with a large computational component.
  • Full-time availability (32 – 38 hours a week) of 6-12 months, starting date negotiable.
What can you expect from us?
Rijk Zwaan currently holds a top ten position in Dutch companies investing in R&D. The room created by this environment for innovation and experimenting, combined with a flat organization, provides a solid basis for creativity. Our research facilities are located in Fijnaart where a team of data science and bio-informatics specialists conduct on data-driven research. A mixture of MSc and PhD level researchers can provide support in statistics, deep learning, genetics, bioinformatics, software development, and use of the Rijk Zwaan high-performance compute infrastructure. In addition, we are happy to offer:
  • An appropriate internship allowance and a company laptop
  • The freedom to take the initiative and work on your own development
  • The possibility to contribute to a healthy future for everyone
  • Daily fresh soups, salads and/or fruit in our cafeteria
  • A monthly intern lunch
Simply click on 'Apply' to apply directly. You can address your application to Vera Batelaan.
We strive to respond to you within 2 weeks of receiving your application. If we see opportunities, we will arrange an interview for you with an internship supervisor.
A screening can be part of the procedure. 

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. We have a long-term focus, which is why we offer our employees a permanent contract as soon as they join us.
From our strategic position we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs around 3,000 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential. Working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we want to continuously work together towards a healthy future.

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