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Philips Internship: Personnel Security (non-thesis) in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location: Amsterdam

Type: Internship

Length: 6 months

Time: 32 - 40 hours/week

Expected Start Date: February 2023

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common. An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Play a key role in executing, managing and safeguarding the security of our staff and assets around the globe.

You are responsible for

  • Conduct research from multiple sources to create reports that will help inform decision-making.

  • Support the Personnel Security department in day-to-day operations.

  • Monitor, assess and respond to events that could affect the security of our facilities, employees, or operations worldwide, to include terrorist attacks, political instability, social unrest, and criminal activity.

  • Analyzing performance and drive applicable improvements.

  • Participation in the improvement of the Personnel Security Plans and Playbooks.

You are a part of

The central Group Security team. You will be reporting to the Senior Manager of Personnel Security .

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • Current enrollment in University (Bachelor or Master)

  • Interest in security and current (international) affairs

  • Knowledge of social media platforms

  • Experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously and collaborating on projects

  • Strong communication skills, confidence in presenting, providing trainings or public speaking

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong cultural awareness skills

  • Self-motivated, highly organized, articulate, and proper verbal and written documenting skills

  • Fluent English (additional language skills are a plus).

In return we offer you

  • Monthly full-time allowance between €500 - €700 gross, depending on educational level and if you would need to relocate to The Netherlands. If you will perform a part-time internship you will receive the allowance pro-rata.

  • Housing compensation, in case of relocating to the vicinity of the office, €300,- net if location is in the vicinity of Amsterdam, €255,- net for all other Philips locations. You need to provide a rental contract of the land lord, and your normal home-work travel distance need to be more than 50 km or travel time (one way trip) need to be more than 1.5 hours.

  • Travel compensation, if you are not eligible for a free public transport card; you will receive max. €145,- net

  • Paid holidays per internship term.

  • The opportunity to buy Philips equipment at our Philips shop.


Part of our selection procedure is a HireVue online interview recording. We are not able to share the outcome of this HireVue interview but will use this as extra selection criteria.

In order to be considered, you have to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation will be requested. Students from outside the EU enrolled at a Dutch university need to fill in a NUFFIC agreement – which needs to be signed by the student and the university.

Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.