Important documents in the initial phase
Detailed HUM internship manual – (Research) Master’s (pdf)
Internship work plan guidelines – (Research) Master’s internship (docx)
Internship work plan form (pdf)
Standard HUM internship agreement (docx, English) / Standaard GW stageovereenkomst (docx, Dutch)
Internship agreement extension form (docx, Dutch)
Finding an internship
You are responsible for finding your own suitable internship. The internship contact person of your (Research) Master’s programme and the Coordinator careers orientation of your department can also help you if needed. In any case, you should start your search as early as possible and always check if the internship meets the requirements of your study programme.
Useful tips for your internship search can be found in the detailed internship manual.
You have two supervisors during your internship:
- Your internship supervisor (this is the supervisor at the internship organisation): this is the primary person responsible for providing supervision during the internship; this person is your first contact during your internship and supervises the content of your internship.
- Your supervising lecturer (this is a lecturer, usually from your own study programme): this is the person that decides whether the internship (assignment) meets the requirements and mainly supervises the internship process. In addition, the lecturer is the one who at the end assesses the internship.
The supervising lecturer is often assigned to you by your programme, however some programmes ask you to find a lecturer yourself. See the programme specific internship information for how it works at your (research) Master’s programme.
Internship work plan
Once you have secured an internship position, you will write an internship work plan in which you describe the internship assignment, your learning objectives and motivation, and agreements relating to supervision. The exact content of the plan depends on the specific internship you wish to complete:
Approval internship work plan
Your supervising lecturer and internship supervisor approve your internship work plan by using the internship work plan form (pdf). You will fill out this form and arrange a signature from both supervisors.
Arranging an internship involves signing an agreement between the Faculty of Humanities, the host organisation and you as the student. This agreement sets out your internship allowance and your liability insurance, giving you greater legal security. You cannot start the internship without this agreement. Preferably you use the standard HUM internship agreement (docx, English) / standaard GW stageovereenkomst (docx, Dutch).
For some organisations, different arrangements apply:
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mediastages: these organisations have their own internship agreements that you must sign and submit.
- Meertens Instituut: you must submit both the faculty agreement and the Meertens Institute’s own agreement.
Once you have signed your agreement and obtained a signature from your internship supervisor (not your supervising lecturer), you will email the following three documents to the Humanities Internship Office (email@example.com):
- Internship work plan form (signed by you, your internship supervisor and your supervising lecturer)
- Internship work plan
- Original internship agreement (signed by you and your internship supervisor)
The Internship Office will check the submitted documents and then signs the agreement, providing the third signature. Please note that it is obligatory to hand in the three abovementioned documents at the Internship Office before you start your internship (abroad).
Subsequently you, your supervising lecturer and the internship supervisor receive a signed version of the internship agreement from the Internship Office. The Internship Office will then also register you in OSIRIS (you cannot do this yourself).
Now you are ready to start your internship!