Intern Process Development

Date:  22-Feb-2021
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1013 BM

Company:  ICL Fertilizers Europe C.V.

In order to grow, plants need three main nutrients: nitrogen, phosphate and potassium. In the plant in Amsterdam, ICL produces nitrogen, phosphate and potassium-based fertilizers. Phosphate is mined in different locations on earth, but not anymore in the European Union. Furthermore, the mined phosphate has a high Cd level. The EU’ goal is to limit the amount of Cd in agriculture because of the risks for human health. In order to lower the phosphate dependence in the EU and lower the amount of Cd in agriculture, ICL is developing products made of alternative phosphate sources. One of these alternative sources of phosphate is Sewage Sludge Ash recovered from the water treatment facilities in The Netherlands.


During the internship you will help develop these novel products and close the phosphate loop. This internship allows you to work on a project to make more sustainable fertilizers. Finally, you will work in a pilot plant and plant-scale environment, learn first-hand how to develop new products and processes. The goal of the internship will be to produce the products that you develop in the pilot plant, in the factory.



What we offer:

We offer a challenging internship in a dynamic and learning-by-doing environment where you will be able to make improvements in the team with your obtained skills and knowledge. We always strive to be the best and encourage everyone who works with us to excel. We also embrace diversity, give people the latitude to express themselves and value differing opinions.

Would you like to write your thesis during your internship, we may also offer you the opportunity to do that!


We are looking for a student to take up on an exceptional challenge and support our Process Development team!  We would teach you amazing skills by:


• Performing pilot plant experiments in the laboratory;
• Perform analysis of the novel products you produce;
• Analyse results and present them to the team;
• Help organize plant-scale tests in order to prove the pilot-scale results;
• Preparing samples for shipping to clients.


Who we are looking for:


• HBO Chemical or Process Engineering student;
• Available 3 – 5 days per week for 6 months;
• Proactive and accurate attitude;
• Hands-on mentality; will need to work in a laboratory environment;
• Ability to work in a team environment;
• Analytical mindset;
• Great Excel and Microsoft Word skills.

Languages: English is a must. Other languages would be advantageous 


ICL Amfert Plant
Fosfaatweg 48, 1013BM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


More information:
For more information about this position you can contact Ilona Verhoef (Talent Acquisition Coordinator) via 

About ICL:


ICL is a global specialty minerals and chemicals company operating potash, bromine and phosphate mineral value chains in a unique, integrated business model. ICL extracts raw materials from well-positioned mineral assets and utilizes technology and industrial know-how to add value for customers in key agricultural and industrial markets worldwide. ICL employs around 12.000 people worldwide and is active in many European countries. The European Headquarters are located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

For more information, visit the company's global website or visit to find out more about ICL’s activities in The Netherlands and Belgium.