Even though you can contact the Economics and Business Career Centre with any questions you might have, you can save time by looking at our frequently asked questions below. These questions have been divided into general questions, questions asked by international students, and questions related to job searches.
On our internship page, you can see an overview of all internship possibilities for Bachelor’s and Master’s students.
We recommend that you actively start looking for an internship 6 months before the preferred start date.
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.
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.
Yes, if you meet the requirements, which you can find on our internship pages.
There is no list of pre-selected companies. In fact, we strongly encourage you to look for and find a company yourself.
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.
During your first and second year of your Bachelor's, you can only do an extracurricular internship during the summer (June, July, August).
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.
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.
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.
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.