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Internship Arts and Culture


Admission requirements

Students are allowed to do an internship in their second (or third) semester provided they have finished at least 20 EC in course work. Apply to the MA Arts and Culture Board of Examiners and contact the Humanities Career Service and the Coordinator of Studies.


The MA Arts and Culture offers students the possibility to take up an internship as their free component. The Internship can be with an organisation/institution in the field of Art History and in or outside of the Netherlands. Students are free to choose their own host institution, but the Department also offers a selection of possible internships at important institutions such as the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), The New Institute (of architecture), and several museums.

Students need final approval by the Examination Committee of the MA Arts and Culture and the Humanities Career Service.

Academic research is a crucial aspect of the internship: a specific research topic whould be formulated and discussed by the student and Internship Supervisor of the Arts & Cultre Department and approved by the Board of Examiners, prior to the Internship. This research will result in a separate research paper (see Assessment Method).

Course objectives

  • To gain work experience related to the Arts and Culture work field and to be able to reflect on one’s own abilities to work in that field;

  • To be able to independently complete different relevant tasks related to Art History on a Master’s level;

  • To demonstrate appropriate cognitive, communicative, and transferable skills and develop the capacity for independent learning;

  • To be able to present results from conducted research in a clear and structured way.


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Mode of instruction


To be agreed with Internship Supervisor.

Assessment method


The student is required to write an Internship Report, as well as a research paper (3000 words) on the topic agreed upon. These will be assessed by the staff member of the Department Arts & Culture, who supervises the internship.


  • Research paper: 100%


Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

Not applicable.


No registration in uSis needed.

If you want to do an Internship please make sure to register the Internship correctly. For a step by step description of what you have to do, please take a look at the website of the Humanities Career Service.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.




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