Internships at BlueHeart Energy

Internships at BlueHeart Energy

BlueHeart Energy Alkmaar

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What is required?

  • You are enrolled in vocational (mbo), higher education (hbo), or university (wo) education
  • You are pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Marketing, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Industrial Design, Production Techniques or Supply Chain
  • You are seeking an internship (including a graduation internship) and want to directly contribute to the energy transition
  • Good command of the English language, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Enterprising and eager to learn

What will you get?

  • €500 - €750 gross p/m (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • 24 to 40-hour working week
  • The duration of the internship is negotiable, and many options are possible!
  • 25 vacation days based on a full-time contract
  • Training opportunities
  • Company laptop
  • Work-from-home opportunities

What will you do?

  • 12.5% Marketing internship
  • 12.5% Mechanical/Electrical Engineering internship
  • 12.5% Physics internship
  • 12.5% Industrial Design internship
  • 12.5% Production Techniques internship
  • 12.5% Supply Chain internship
  • 12.5% Theoretical R&D and practical internships
  • 12.5% More opportunities available!

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Gain practical experience by interning at BlueHeart Energy in areas such as Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Industrial Design, Production Techniques, Supply Chain, and more. Our internships offer a blend of practical and more R&D theoretical learning opportunities.

BlueHeart Energy, a rapidly expanding company, is always on the lookout for new interns. We seek motivated students of any gender (m/f/x) eager to help launch our innovative thermoacoustic heat pump and grow our technical enterprise. Currently, we are testing our existing systems both inhouse in our labs and with our clients. We will also optimize our designs and systems in our own lab and workshop, which includes designing and building test benches. Additionally, this year we plan to establish and set up our first production location. Furthermore, we aim to redesign components, establish safety and quality protocols, and assemble systems. Moreover, we are gradually shifting our focus towards enhancing our marketing strategies. In short, there is room for students seeking internships (including graduation internships) in various areas.

If you're interested in an internship (including a graduation internship), we encourage you to apply. Because we are growing rapidly, motivated interns often have the opportunity to join us after their internship.

Interested in more details? This page offers in-depth information on our Mechanical and Electrical R&D Engineering internships. Click the link to discover the true BlueHeart Energy internship experience.

Within BlueHeart you will be part of the agile team and be guided by a senior and the whole team. So you are immediately part of the team.

If you're eager to actively contribute to the energy transition and witness the results firsthand, then an internship at BlueHeart Energy is the perfect fit for you.

Working week

Example: Mechanical or Electrical R&D Engineering Intern

On an enjoyable day, all the preparation done earlier is paying off, and you are ready to jump present your results in the sprint review of your agile team. On days like these, everything comes together – the planning, the preparation and the anticipation – and you get to see the results of your efforts.

On a less enjoyable day, you face the challenge of consolidating all the information you've gathered into a clear story for a big review with the larger team.

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    • Daily stand-up
    • Lunch
    • Setting up and preparing to run tests
    • Setting up and preparing to run tests
    • Team meeting
    • Daily stand-up
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    • Setting up and preparing to run tests
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    • Setting up and preparing to run tests
    • Daily stand-up
    • Running tests and gathering data
    • Administration
    • Running tests and gathering data
    • Team meeting


The career growth path at Blue Heart Energy is not fixed. The company expects to grow fast in the coming years, generating opportunities for all those who are ready to assume new responsibilities. BHE supports training and courses, and sharing knowledge is very important among employees. The main advantage of the start up and scale up phase is that self-initiative is really appreciated, and you can create your own job. As Blue Heart Energy grows, you grow along with them.

Fulltime position at BlueHeart Energy

Working at BlueHeart Energy

BlueHeart Energy was founded in 2016 to apply thermoacoustics as a technology in heat pumps. Thermoacoustics is a disruptive approach to generate heat and cold, with potential to revolutionize the whole industry. Over the past seven years, BHE has developed a thermoacoustic engine to power heat pumps in residential buildings. This so called 'Blue Heart' of a heat pump is sold to manufacturers. In the coming years, the 'Blue Heart' will have to be further developed and optimized. Besides this, we will set up our production facility, strengthen the relationships with our customers (Manufacturers of heat pumps) and set up pilot projects in houses and monitor these.

  • Headquarters in Alkmaar
  • 33 employees
  • Active in more than 10 countries
  • 20% / 80%
  • Average age 38 years
  • Casual
  • Hybrid working


Alireza Moradi (28) - Project engineer in R&D department

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Before this, I studied thermoacoustics during my master and PhD program and I was always eager to combine thermoacoustics with an environmentally friendly system. I came across Blue Hear energy's website during my research period and I was an immediate fan. When Michiel pitched all his ideas to me, I only thought about one thing:when can I start?

What was your previous job?
Before joining Blue Heart Energy company, I was busy with PhD program at Tarbiat Modares University besides doing some research for aerospace institute.

What do you do in your spare time?
Playing football, inline skating and of course still working on PhD.

Michiel Hartman (52) - CEO

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I founded Blue Heart because sustainable heating and cooling is one of the biggest challenges in the energy transition. Thermoacoustics is one of the game changers to make this possible. A complex technique with great impact which requires a great team with various specialties. Building Blue Heart on all these aspects is my big motivator.

What was your previous job?
Founder of QWIC electric bicycles and president of the Branch Association of Electric Transport. I was also temporary Project Manager of large heat projects in The Netherlands.

What do you do in your spare time?
Tennis, skiing, family, outdoor sports (workouts and water sports).

Myrthe Kuijf (27) - Research Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started working at BlueHeart through my traineeship at Talent for Transition. I studied technical physics and I want to use my knowledge to contribute to the energy transition. At BlueHeart, I have the opportunity to do this as part of a team.

What did you study?
Student Technical Physics

What do you do in your spare time?
Reading and propagating plants

Roelof Schuitema (50) - Technical Sales Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I was involved in multiple renewable energy projects including Blue Heart Energy's heat pump. When the project spun off into a startup, I seized the opportunity to work full time at Blue Heart. My work brings innovation, development and the application of sustainable technology together, with the entire company operating as a team. That's the ideal working environment for me, and that's what makes working at Blue Heart so great.

What was your previous job?
Operationeel manager at Teamwork Technology.

What do you do in your spare time?
Hiking, camping en spending time with my kids.

Haico Halbesma (53) - Chief Financial Officer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Blue Heart's Energy goal to green the built environment in terms of heating and cooling appealed to me greatly. This combined with the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team on the complex challenge of applying this clean solution widely, bringing it to the market on a large scale and getting it produced in the Netherlands.

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What do you do in your spare time?

Adam Zeman (24) - R&D Intern

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I was introduced to the field of thermoacoustic during one of the university lectures and got instantly hooked. Since we were required to do a mandatory internship as a part of our studies, I instantly knew where to look. Blue Heart Energy was the company that caught my attention from the very beginning due to the range of possible hands-on topics that I could work on.

What was your previous job?
Mechanical Trainee

What do you do in your spare time?
Sports (fencing, climbing, ...), Reading, Board Games

Roel Verhagen (43) - Lead Designer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I chose to work at Blue Heart Energy because I sought to make a tangible impact in my work. The company's startup environment provides an opportunity to contribute to the development of a truly innovative product at the intersection of science, product development, and mass production. Working in a diverse team where roles are flexible keeps the work engaging and dynamic.

What was your previous job?
Product Developer

What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy engaging in active activities with my children, as well as attending festivals, independent films, and theater performances.

Application process

First interview (by phone)
Personal interview + requirements
Deepdive on knowledge
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