Start date Flexible start
Duration 5-6 months
Attendance Fully in person – company’s office
Required language skills English C1 (Spanish advantage)


This role provides a unique chance for 3rd and 4th-year students, master’s students, or recent graduates to contribute to groundbreaking Research and Development (R&D) projects under the guidance of our experienced R&D Project Manager.

As a R&D Engineer (Intern) at TEDAGUA, you will work closely with the R&D Project Manager to identify, support, and contribute to various R&D activities. This internship offers hands-on experience in the dynamic field of water management and will expose you to cutting-edge projects that address real-world challenges.

Your tasks and responsibilities

You will be focusing on following areas:

    • 1. Research Identification: Assist in the identification of potential R&D opportunities within the water management sector.
    • 2. Project Support: Provide support in the planning, execution, and monitoring of ongoing R&D projects.
    • 3. Data Analysis: Analyse and interpret data related to R&D activities, contributing to the formulation of strategic recommendations.
    • 4. Documentation and Reporting: Prepare comprehensive reports on the progress, findings, and outcomes of R&D projects, ensuring clarity and accuracy.
    • 5. Collaboration: Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including engineers, scientists, and other stakeholders, fostering a dynamic and innovative work environment.
    • 6. Preparation of R&D Proposals: Assist in the preparation of proposals for new R&D projects, including literature reviews, background research, and project timelines.

Training and learning elements of internship

You will acquire knowledge on:
  • Water Management Fundamentals: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the water management lifecycle, including treatment, reuse, desalination, and sustainable practices.
  • R&D Project Management: Learn project management methodologies specific to R&D initiatives, including feasibility studies, budgeting, stakeholder engagement, and risk management.
  • Advanced Technologies: Explore cutting-edge technologies utilized in water management, such as membrane filtration, advanced oxidation processes, and digital solutions.
  • Regulation and Compliance: Understand the legal and regulatory frameworks governing water management and environmental protection.
  • Industry Landscape: Gain insights into the global water management market, emerging trends, and key players.
You will acquire skills in:
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation: Master data analysis techniques and tools to extract meaningful insights from research data.
  • Technical Reporting: Develop expertise in preparing clear, concise, and technically accurate reports for R&D projects.
  • Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Hone your ability to identify and solve complex problems related to water management challenges.
  • Project Management: Acquire practical skills in project planning, execution, and monitoring, contributing effectively to ongoing projects.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Develop strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with diverse teams, including engineers, scientists, and stakeholders.
  • Proposal Writing: Gain experience in crafting persuasive and well-structured proposals for securing funding for new R&D initiatives.


Education Currently enrolled in a 3rd or 4th-year undergraduate program, pursuing a degree in Water Management, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field. Master’s students or recent graduates are also encouraged to apply
Skills and experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.

Interested? Then send us your application!

Apply by sending your CV and a motivation letter. Please specify the preferred internship period in your application.

TEDAGUA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Note: This job description is a general outline of the responsibilities and qualifications typically associated with this position. The specific duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment and are subject to change.


Availability Only within Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme (only if receiving grant/with zero grant)
Financial compensation Yes
Other reimbursement support None
Computer provided? Yes, also for home office
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