Internship, Student and Postgraduate Program


Adyen - Graduation Internships & Mechanical Master Program

Adyen is growing fast – but we are still very much at the beginning of our global ambitions. To help us grow, we have a comprehensive student internship program. The research and work of our student program solves real problems for our merchants, and helps us stay at the forefront of global payments innovation – and we specifically seek people who will join us as employees on completion of their program. In fact, from a headcount of 600+ people, over 100 students have completed programs with Adyen so far, and the average age in the company is just 28.

At this moment we are specifically seeking students who are:

  1. Completing a graduation thesis while testing our point-of-sale solution (Computer Science majors only), and
  2. Joining our Mechanical Master program, working on automating repetitive processes across a number of Adyen teams.

Are you ready to fast track your career? Read on for details:

Point of sale test graduation thesis

When you swipe your card to make a payment, you probably don’t think about the processes behind it. But when you take into account all the possible variations in steps, from card brands, card entry modes (chip, swipe, or contactless) to loyalty points and mistakes by the shopper, there are hundreds of potential flows.

Testing these possibilities manually is not an option. We use robots to automate the testing process, but still face challenges in terms of the completeness of the test set, and identifying and debugging erroneous execution paths experienced in production. And that is where you come in.

Some of the questions we need to answer include:

  • How can we automatically generate test cases based on models, using Active or Passive Learning, generated from live payment data?
  • Can we verify the completeness of the test set using models generated from live payment data?
  • How do models generated using Passive Learning compare to models generated using Active Learning in terms of understandability and correctness?

And many more. 

This opportunity will see you contribute real solutions to improve our offering in the field. You can read a first-hand account of one student’s experience here: Internship experience: Improving point-of-sale with passive learning

Mechanical Master Program

Scaling our organization and platform from nothing to $100 billion in transaction volume means that numerous processes which make sense to be done manually as a small company, no longer make sense with 600+ employees.

Our Mechanical Master program offers the opportunity to become familiar with Adyen technology, and make an impact by using automation, gamification and productization to structurally overcome operational challenges. In the meantime you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, such as Java or programming languages, as well as the possibility to go abroad with our rotation program to Singapore and San Francisco.

About Adyen

Adyen is a technology company that provides a single platform to accept payments anywhere in the world through any sales channel. Driven by a vision to improve customer experience, streamline processes, and ultimately increase revenue, Adyen enables businesses to process payments across online, mobile, and Point-of-Sale (POS) with over 250 payment methods in 187 transaction currencies. Over 3,500 businesses use the Adyen payment platform, including Facebook, Spotify, Groupon, Evernote,, Yelp, Vodafone, Mango, Abercrombie & Fitch, O’Neill, and KLM. Adyen is headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid, and Boston.

Our company culture

At Adyen our people are our greatest asset. Our unique company culture attracts the smartest people, who take initiative & ownership and can truly contribute to our fast growth. We believe that people reach the utmost if we give them freedom, opportunities and responsibility to build Adyen. Our culture is very informal and direct. We talk straight without being rude. We are extremely customer centric. We believe in teamwork, and don’t like egos and hierarchy. When taking a decision we take them quickly but always involve others to further improve. We provide each other regular informal feedback and let everyone design their own growth path.


Reach out to us and communicate your interest in graduating at Adyen. Become part of an international work environment and take your graduation thesis or PhD program to the next level.

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