Gaining work experience by doing an internship

Doing an internship gives you work experience and is regarded by employers as a valuable supplement to your degree program. In addition, it helps you find out whether that job or organization is really as enjoyable and right for you as you thought it was. During an internship, you gain a lot of practical knowledge while also and especially developing your skills and personal competencies. These are the selection criteria, in addition to the right degree program, that employers find important.

Finding an internship

There are various ways to find an internship post. You can use your own network or, for example, approach lecturers. Various lecturers, in addition to their post at the university, also work in the business sector or for a non-profit organization. The following websites can help you in your search for an internship post (websites will open in a new screen and are in Dutch , unless mentioned otherwise):

Take a look at the Career Portal for internships, among other things.

Possibilities and Conditions per School

The possibilities and conditions for internships differ from one school to another. Contact the education office of your school more information about your options.

Websites which can help you

More information

Are you looking for a job or internship in the Netherlands and you don't speak Dutch? Then visit English language vacancies and internships.