Internships

If you enrol in the History programme because you want to pursue a career as researcher for governmental or non-governmental organizations, you can choose to do a research internship instead of staying abroad. Institutions that have welcomed our students as interns in the past include:

  • Teylers Museum Haarlem;
  • International Journal of History, Culture and Modernity;
  • Raad voor Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling, The Hague;
  • Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed, Amersfoort;
  • International Institute for Social History (IISG), Amsterdam;
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam;
  • Queen’s University Belfast;
  • The Verweij-Jonker Institute, Utrecht;
  • Centrum voor Parlementaire Geschiedenis, Nijmegen.

In order for the internship to be included in the study programme, the organisation for which you will work has to commit to stimulating you to do intellectually independent research that is relevant to the organisation’s activities and/or policies. The form of the internship product(s) can vary from a copy of a text written for an exhibition catalogue to a policy report or an academic paper; it is best determined in consultation with both your external internship supervisor and the supervising lecturer.
At the end of the internship, you must write an internship report in English of ca. ten pages consisting of an overview of the organisation and your tasks, as well as a self-reflection and a description of the internship results. The internship report is the basis for the supervising lecturers' final assessment. For details of what you need to include in the report, please consult the Student Guide and the evaluation forms as described below.

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.