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.
- Catholic Theology
- Economics and Management
- Humanities and Digital Sciences
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Law (in Dutch only)
Websites which can help you
- AIESEC (English)
Professional paid internships and voluntary projects all around the world
- Career Portal
Digital marketplace of Tilburg University for internships, among other things
You can apply for an Erasmus+ grant to do an internship in one of the program countries after your graduation.
- How to create your own internship
How to contact employers for an internship
- Integrand (English)
Internships in the Netherlands at a wide range of organizations, from local companies to multinationals
- Internships in Russia
Job or internship
Intermediary between intern and employer
Internships, part time jobs and final projects
Internships in the Netherlands.
Internships and final projects
- Talent Outreach Program
Internships in Shanghai at a Dutch multinational, for excellent Master’s students as part of their studies
Are you looking for a job or internship in the Netherlands and you don't speak Dutch? Then visit English language vacancies and internships.