An internship offers you the opportunity to gain practical experience in your field of study and to assess your own knowledge and skills, better preparing you for employment after graduation.

Read more on the internship and how this fits into the graduation project of your study programme. In the Manual for the Second Semester you will find further guidelines and instructions for the MA Thesis and MA Internship.

Examples of Internships

In recent years, students of our Master’s programme have had internships with, for example International Theatre Amsterdam, Theater Rotterdam, Het Nationale Theater, Oostpool, Nederlandse Dansdagen, Theatre De Brakke Grond, Spring Performing Arts Festival, Dancing on the Edge festival, Veem House of Performance, Het Huis Utrecht, DAS Graduate School and Holland Festival.


Some students opted to do their internship abroad with (among others) Kaaitheater, Gob Squad, Kris Verdonck, NTGent and DanceSpaceProject New York. Read more on doing an internship abroad.

Research Projects

You can also tag on to ongoing research of organisations affiliated with our staff members such as Performance Studies internationalInternational Society for Intermediality Studies, or Platform-Scenography

During an Internship Lab at the end of block 1 possibilities for internships and designing your second semester are introduced and discussed during a meeting with master students, alumni and staff.

Internship products and assessment

You will complete the internship with an internship report and a research report. These reports will be graded by your supervising lecturer.

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 wish more information, or if you have any questions about internships, you may contact the Internship Office of the faculty of Humanities.