Do you want to stay updated on the latest internships and job openings? Join the Career Services Graduate School of Life Sciences group on LinkedIn. Also a great way to build up your professional network.
Internships help you explore the practical value of your university education. Some useful information:
- You can look for internships through Google, your own network, online internship databases, your lecturers, your student association, organisations such as Integrand (Dutch private sector) and Aiesec (International internships) and on the Career Services internship database,
- When organising your internship, you can use a standard UU agreement (in Dutch or in English).
- Your career officer will be able to help you with a CV check.
- According to Dutch law (art. 7:661 lid 1 Burgelijk Wetboek) the student-trainee that causes damage to the host organisation during his/her internship is, in principle, not liable for this.
Bear in mind that a lot of jobs are obtained by networking so connect with your supervisors, peers and alumni of you master program. Share an update about the type of job you are looking for and ask your network to inform you when they know if something becomes available. If you want to obtain a PhD position, you can send out an e-mail to the group leader of a research group which you find very interesting. Be specific and personal. Why do you want to work with them and what do you have to offer? If you want to receive help with this, make an appointment with the Career Officer.
Job openings can be found on various websites. Some of them also have an English version:
- Websites of universities and/or academic hospitals – for PhD and research positions
- https://www.linkedin.com/ onder de vacaturepagina's maar ook in groepen en bij bedrijfspagina's
- http://www.pharmajobs.com/ (jobs in Germany)
- http://www.sciencejobs.nl/ (Germany and The Netherlands)
- Websites of biomedical and pharmaceutical companies
- For jobs at the Utrecht Science Park, check: https://www.utrechtsciencepark.nl/nl/vacatures
Do you want to obtain a career in The Netherlands and are you non-Dutch? Please check the website of the IND for information about the ‘orientation year’.
Job openings from the UU network
Career Services regularly receives job openings from companies and organisations in the UU network. As long as these job openings are relevant to a large enough group of students, we’ll post them on this job board. So make a profile and job opportunities will start popping up!
Over the course of the academic year, Utrecht University needs UU students to perform various jobs. Career Services collects these jobs and publishes them on their job board as soon as they start welcoming applications. The jobs we might post this year* include:
- Staff at events like the Career Day, Education Fair, LinkedIn photoshoot and resume check, the Introduction Day for International Students and the Science Park Marathon.
- Web editors for the websites and social media channels of Career Services, the University Fund and other University departments.
- Administrative support at the International Office, the Press Office and VSBfonds selection.
- Project assistant at Your CareerLab and other projects.
*we can't guarantee to offer these jobs this year because of the corona virus and events taking place in an online form.
Hours and duration will vary from job to job. The Facebook announcements for each job will include a link where you can apply. If you’re selected, you’ll be engaged on a temp contract with Topselect for about € 9.50 an hour. So like our page and job opportunities will start popping up on your timeline!
After studying in the Netherlands, you might also think of finding a job here. On this page you can find links to websites that might be useful at the different stages of the job search.
You can also sign up for an orientation year, so you can stay in the Netherlands longer and have time to search for a job.
You can increase your job opportunities in the Netherlands if you speak (a little) Dutch. Therefore Career Services, together with ESN, has created a beginners' course in Dutch. This course offers you the opportunity to learn the basics of the language through fun interactive exercises.