Back for More! From Intern to Full-Time Employee
Some people have a stereotypical idea of interns in their mind, that they spend their day running around getting coffee for their bosses and making photocopies. What was a typical day as an internal like for you?
During my internship, I took over responsibility for an international project in the field of energy generation, with a focus on the boiler house and water treatment. Therefore, I was in contact with colleagues from different paper mills in various countries. I had the possibility to visit several mills to meet colleges in person, which was a pleasure and a great experience for me. Besides that, I got first-hand experience in the boiler house as well as the water treatment center and had the opportunity to talk to on-site experts.
No matter which mill I visited, I always got a warm welcome and everyone was very helpful. I also had the opportunity to get insights into other areas, such as energy optimization, for example by carrying out measurements on the ventilation technology. Plus, I was able to write my bachelor thesis together with delfort.
You are now working in the field of energy optimization, a field that is central to delfort's sustainability journey. What attracted you to work in energy optimization and how do you contribute?
The energy sector is a very exciting area, as there is not always one solution for energy optimization, but there are several options, and one has to consider the effects on the overall system. delfort is fully committed to reducing energy emissions and to increasing energy efficiency. The joint search with colleagues for the best possible solution, the evaluation of new technologies, and the exchange of information on new developments are some of the aspects that I find most interesting about my job. In addition, due to the discussion on climate change, the energy sector is undergoing a radical transformation away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources and this makes the energy sector an interesting and exciting field of work. Therefore, I am looking forward to working together with colleagues on energy optimization and on decarbonization of the energy sector.
When not hard at work, Simon enjoys spending time with friends and staying active with sports such as skiing and running. His favorite delfort product is FibreStraw® paper, the foundation of sustainable paper drinking straws.
Internships at delfort
Simon's great performance and positive attitude during his internship earned him a full-time job. We are continuously searching for interns and are looking forward to receiving unsolicited applications from ambitious young talents! If you are interested in an internship at delfort, please send your CV, the area you are interested in, and your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether it’s a summer internship, or an internship over a longer period of time – sometimes in connection with a thesis research question - an internship at delfort is a great learning opportunity. Some of the benefits of an internship at delfort include:
- Gain work experience in a dynamic working environment
- A unique opportunity to develop and refine your skills
- Mentorship to support you in professional development
- Network and learn from industry experts
We look forward to hearing from you!