General internship questions
- Which internships can I do?
When should I begin looking for an internship?
We recommend that you actively start looking for an internship 6 months before the preferred start date.
Who should I get in touch with if I have a question about the contents of my (upcoming) internship?
If you have questions about the Curricular Bachelor’s internship and the Post-Master’s internship, please visit the designated website, where you’ll find the correct contact form at the bottom of the page.
Does my internship meet the requirements …?
Each internship has different requirements. All requirements are stated on our internship page. If you have any more questions about this, please visit the Career Desk, our internship coordinator will answer your questions there. Or if you want answer via mail, contact us via the Digital Student Service Desk.
- Can I do an extracurricular internship during my Master’s?
I want to do an internship during my Master’s and I have already found a company. Is it possible to intern there, or do I have to pick out of a list of pre-selected companies?
There is no list of pre-selected companies. In fact, we strongly encourage you to look for and find a company yourself.
When can I do an internship during my Bachelor’s?
During your Bachelor’s you can do an internship during the summer months (June, July, August, this is without credits) or in the first semester of your third year if you are a student of Business Administration, Economics and Business Economics, or Econometrics.
What are my internship possibilities during the first and second year of my Bachelor’s?
During your first and second year of your Bachelor's, you can only do an extracurricular internship during the summer (June, July, August).
Is it possible to combine my internship with a minor or other courses?
The internship requires 336 hours, spread over a minimum of 10 weeks. It is possible to do an internship simultaneously with your minor, but this depends on the amount of hours you’ll spend on the internship and the number of hours you need for the minor.
I want to do my third-year internship abroad. Will that yield the required 12 ECTS for my degree?
Yes, that is possible, but you would have to compensate for the 3 electives that you would otherwise take at the UvA during that time period. This way, you might be delayed in your studies. To prevent this, you can do 1 or 2 extra courses in your second year, and/or take courses alongside your internship or thesis.
Internship questions for international students
What are the internships possibilities for international third-year students? How do I combine this with electives?
The internship possibilities for third-year international students are the same as for Dutch students. Only the contract is different: as an international student you need a Nuffic Agreement. We encourage students to keep their electives next to the internship. However, if the internship is full-time or you cannot keep all the electives, it is possible to do the electives the following year.
- Is it possible for me to do an internship as a non-EU/EEA student?
Questions about jobs
- Where can I find a study-related job?
- Where do I need to go if I want to practice a job interview?
- Who can I contact for a CV Check?
As a Non-EU/EEA student, how many hours am I allowed to work alongside my studies?
For Non-EU/EEA students a work permit (called a ‘tewerkstellingvergunning’) is required. With this permit, you can either work full-time during the summer months (June, July, August), or you can work a maximum of 16 hours per week during the year. You cannot do both.