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Political Science

Internships & studying abroad

BSc in Political Science


An internship often proves to be a stepping stone to professional practice for many students. While gaining work experience, you also start to think about the possibilities within an organisation.

There are possibilities to do internships in a wide range of organisations, from the UN and the EU to institutions such as foreign embassies, ministries and local authorities, as well as think tanks, banks, political parties and organisations such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Cordaid, the International Organization for Migration and the Red Cross.

There are also in-house training opportunities; for example, to work as a junior assistant in the research of professionals and PhD candidates. A supervisor will support you during internship.

Studying abroad

The UvA takes part in international cooperation and exchange programmes. If you would like to pursue part of your studies abroad, you will be supported by the International Office (of the College of Social Sciences). Each year, dozens of students make use of the network within the Political Science Department and follow their studies in Spain, France, England, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, the USA, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco and Australia.

Do you want to read more about internships, studying abroad, choosing minors and electives, and writing your thesis? Read our student stories through the button below.

Student stories