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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.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

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.



Enrolment through MyStudyMap is mandatory.
General information about course and exam enrolment is available on the website

Registration À la carte education, Contract teaching and Exchange

Information for those interested in taking this course in context of À la carte education (without taking examinations), eg. about costs, registration and conditions.

Information for those interested in taking this course in context of Contract teaching (with taking examinations), eg. about costs, registration and conditions.
For the registration of exchange students contact Humanities International Office.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.




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