In the master's programme Cultural History and Heritage, doing an internship is a compulsory part of the programme. At the end of the internship, you must write an internship report. The internship report is the basis for the supervising lecturers' final assessment. Please note: MA Cultural History and Heritage internships are graded Pass/Fail. Assessment is conducted using a standard assessment form and its appendix:

Why do an internship?

Representing a perfect chance to put academic theory into working practice, an internship not only serves as a vital link between academic study and the labour market, it is also the perfect opportunity to better come to grips with your talents, skills and abilities and to explore the practical value of your university education. Internships offer many other advantages, including:

  • Invaluable practical experience. Gained, for instance, from taking part in an actual selection procedure or the daily operations of a company.
  • Increased appeal of your CV. Previous working experience is a great way to draw the eye of prospective employers. 
  • Better employment prospects. After graduation, many students work for their former internship provider.
  • New networking contacts. These will benefit you both during your studies and after graduation

Usually students do an internship at an institution in the cultural field, such as a museum, archive, heritage institution, ministry or other government institution, non-profit institutions or at publishers, media or other companies with a cultural objective.

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

More information

If you want to know more, or if you have any questions about internships, contact your programme coordinator. If you have questions about your enrolment in OSIRIS, you can contact the Internship Office Humanities.