Data Engineering internships

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For this internship, we're looking for students who want to know more about data engineering and assist in developing state of the art best practices.

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All data science starts with having data & getting this data, transforming it & making it available is the core responsibility of a data engineer.

Below, we have listed a number of topics which are relevant within the world of data engineering.


  • An end-to-end experiment with Image labelling & image recognition automation with Labelbox & Databricks

More & more organisations are looking into image recognition set-ups to speed up production monitoring, process control & process efficiency. To do this, images need labelling which is a recurring process of manual annotation, AI training & scoring.
In this internship, the student will work with the element61 team to set-up an innovative end-to-end set-up using Labelbox, Azure & Databricks to set-up image collection, image storage, labelling, AI training & scoring for a process/production manufacturing use-case.
Tools used will be at minimum Databricks (Python & Pyspark), Azure Data Lake, Labelbox and SQL.


  • Using infrastructure-as-code & CICD principles to set-up an Analytics & AI Data Platform in minutes

element61 is already intensively using Terraform & CICD-ing using Azure Pipelines & Github Actions to automate data platform deployments. In this internship, the student will work with the element61 team to further automate & finetune this set-up making a thought-leading set-up of how automation in a data platform can drive data analytics use-cases. Tools used will be at minimum Terraform, Github Pipelines, Azure DevOps, Python, Bash and Azure Cloud


  • Building a monitoring & alerting set-up for Data & AI pipelines

As organizations scale their data analytics & AI use-cases with many jobs running hourly & daily, companies need a solid set-up with proactive monitoring & alerting of data jobs succeeded, failed, logs & retries, etc. In this internship the student will start from the modern data platform architecture from element61 and work from there to propose, invent & build a solid set-up for best-practice monitoring & alerting. Tools used will be at minimum Python, Bash, Azure Cloud, Azure Data Factory and SQL.


This internship is about experimentation, research & learning. It’s about hands-on getting to know the data engineering space and extending the work of element61 and existing templates. The internship will include

  • The learning part of enriching yourself with what is data engineering (something you don’t look at in school).
  • The research part of how new framework can have an added value in our reference architectures, their pro’s & con’s.
  • The technical part of actually setting up these new tool, trying them out & evaluating them hands-on.

As an intern, we expect you to:

  • Translate your academic knowledge into business solutions & a first hands-on experience;
  • Do data development using Python, SQL in Azure and Databricks;
  • Show your documentation and reporting skills through presentations and demo’s;
  • Show creativity and out-of-the-box thinking in this challenging use-case.

What are we looking for:

  • Character: customer-oriented, able to work in a team, keen to create something new in international teams;
  • Working Practice: analytical, structured and result-orientated;
  • Passionate about analytics & data engineering and eager to learn;
  • Enthusiasm to be part of a growing team & industry;

Language: working level English

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