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Internship Bachelor's programmes

Information for employers

UvA Job board

The UvA Job board is a platform where you can post vacancies for jobs and internships free of charge. The Job board is exclusively available to UvA students and recent graduates in all fields.

Advantages:

  • Visible to all UvA students and alumni in one go
  • Free of charge
  • Only accessible for UvA students and alumni
  • Submit, change and manage your vacancies yourself
  • Relevant notifications, for example, when the publication period of your vacancy expires
  • Support from the UvA Student Careers Centre in case of any questions.

UvA Job board

Doing an internship

The Faculty of Humanities (FGw) has strict criteria and procedures for internships. These are laid down in the faculty internship regulations. Specific requirements may also be applied by individual degree programmes. Most degree programmes at the FGw do not require students to do an internship. Students who wish to intern can do so during their Bachelor's or Master's studies – in the case of Bachelor's students either at the end of their second year or during the third (and final) year of study.

Internship workload

Internships can count for 6 or 12 credits (EC), amounting to a workload of 168 or 336 hours. As it is difficult for students to fit in a full-time job, part-time internships are in high demand.

Internship agreement and insurance

The student, internship provider and department teaching the degree programme are required to draw up an internship agreement setting out all contractual arrangements, including working hours, insurance, allowance, arrangements in the event of illness, etc. A model internship agreement is available here.

Students are not covered by faculty insurance. If the internship provider has group liability insurance, this normally covers the intern as well. If this is not the case, students have to arrange for insurance themselves. Clear arrangements to this effect must be made in the internship agreement.

Internship allowance

Interns normally are paid an allowance for their work. Amounts vary between €250 and €500 a month on a full-time basis. Additional costs arising from an intern's work are covered by the internship provider. Earnings from an internship are subject to taxation but can be claimed back using a special restitution form (t-biljet).

If a company or organisation is unable to offer an internship allowance, it is customary to pay the intern's travel and work-related expenses.

Supervision

Supervision takes place both at the workplace and by the department teaching the degree programme. The supervising lecturer, the student and the internship provider agree on the structure of supervision and the contact times. The internship provider must give the student opportunities to work on the educational objectives formulated in the internship plan and provide regular feedback on the work performed.

Internship evaluation

After completing the internship, the student has to write up a report on the activities performed. The internship provider completes an evaluation form based on this report. The internship report and the evaluation form constitute the basis for the final meeting between the student, the internship provider and the supervising lecturer, after which the supervising lecturer assesses the internship.

For additional information and the evaluation form, see internship report and evaluation.