There are many ways for you to find an internship, all of which require a proactive attitude. Factor in at least six months from the moment you start exploring your options and approaching organisations until you sign your contract. If you want to do an internship abroad, you should start even sooner.
Be aware that you should only start looking when you know for certain that you meet the requirements of your internship. Check the page of the internship you want to do to find out.
In order to get an idea of what exactly you are looking for, you could first:
You can find vacancies on the following platforms:
The UvA Job Board lists internships, some of which may align with your field of interest. The Job Board includes a variety of search filters. For instance, you can search for ‘non-Dutch’ vacancies if you don’t speak Dutch. New internships are added on a daily basis.
The Economics and Business study associations share and publish internship vacancies on their websites:
Furthermore, take a look at the following websites:
The UvA organises several opportunities for meet-and-greets between interesting corporate organisations and students. Take a look at our event calendar for upcoming events.
Last, but not least: use your personal network, as it often is bigger than you think. Send open applications to companies that appeal to you. Organisations in the Netherlands appreciate a proactive attitude. Check company websites for information on internships and online application.
You can also opt for an internship abroad. You’ll find tips below on how to find an internship abroad and an overview of internship options around the world. First of all, a proactive attitude is an important requirement for finding an internship, especially for one abroad.
The UvA Job Board also lists international internships, some of which may align with your field of interest. Job Board includes a variety of search filters. For instance, you can search for ‘non-Dutch’ vacancies in case you don’t speak Dutch. New internships are added on a daily basis.
UvA Bridge connects you to UvA alumni chapters abroad. You can join the network and send a message to one of UvA's alumni.
You will find many useful websites in this document.
You might be eligible for an Erasmus+ Grant. For more information, take a look at the special page about the grant.