Internship Master's programme Art History

In your second year, you will undertake an internship at a major art museum or research institution for a semester. We have established contacts with some 50 institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and the UK. To give you an impression of the possibilities, you can find a list of the most important internship institutions in the programme's Factsheet.

In finding the perfect institution, it will be helpful to keep the following in mind:

  • In what field or area would you like to specialize (painting of the Golden Age; Northern Renaissance; 'works on paper' (prints, drawings, photographs); modern art from the Netherlands or Belgium, etc).
  • Keep in mind that it might be useful to align the research you would like to do during your internship with the thesis you will write in the second semester of the second year.
  • Do you feel you need additional knowledge or skills before you start your internship? In that case you may want to choose an elective with a specialist in your field during the first year.

The Programme Coordinator will provide you with information about internships specifically for Art History students. Click here for general information on internships abroad for Humanities students.


Step-by-step plan (Research) Master's internship

The steps below will help you prepare for your internship. Please read these carefully together with the detailed HUM Internship manual – (Research) Master’s (pdf), which includes important information on finding an internship, internships abroad, writing the internship work plan, registering in Osiris, supervision, keeping a logbook and writing the final report and evaluation.

Please be aware that the corona pandemic may affect your internship. Read these guidelines to find out what you should keep in mind while the corona measures are still in place.

More information

If you want to know more, please consult with the Programme Coordinator. For information regarding the registration of your internship in Osiris, you can contact the Internship Office Humanities.