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 is 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).
  • 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.

For details of what you need to include in the internship report, please consult the Student Guide and the evaluation forms as described below. Please note: RMA Art History internships are graded Pass/Fail. Assessment is conducted by the supervising lecturer using a standard assessment form and its appendix:

General HUM Step-by-step plan and forms - (Research) Master's internship

The steps below will help you prepare for your internship and show you the required documents per step. 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.

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.