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Research Internship Applied Neuroscience in Human Development


NB Language of instruction is English unless only Dutch-speaking students participate

Admission requirements



The research internship is an ‘on-the-job’ training in doing research, with a focus on getting experienced with using neurocognitive methods and techniques for data collection and data analysis (N.B. depending on the ongoing projects in the departments these methods and techniques range from cognitive paradigms, EEG/ERP, heart rate, skin conductance, neuroendocrine measures and eyetracking).

Enrolling in a research project: The Research Internship is directly linked to the ongoing research projects within one of the lines of research of the Institute of Education and Child Studies. Students will complete the Master’s project and the Research Internship within the same research project. The Research Internship involves a supervisor (the researcher, who supervises the practical part of the internship) and a tutor (who is involved in the theoretical part of your internship). The tutor organizes regular meetings and will encourage you to reflect critically on your learning process. The tutor will also check whether your internship plan has sufficient depth and he/she will assess your internship report at the end of the internship. The co-ordinator announces which research projects are available for participation and students can register for one of these in November. For the Research Internship it is highly encouraged to start with the ANHD Master's specialisation in September considering the relevant courses that precede the Research Internship that starts in November (block II).

More information is available on the website of the Internship Bureau and on Blackboard.

Course objectives

The general objectives of an internship are:

  • integration of knowledge and skills in research and practice previously acquired in course work, in particular in realistic work situations;

  • the acquisition of further relevant knowledge and skills, and insight into practical situations in the field of work;

  • intensive acquaintance with a relevant field of research or work;

  • learning to function independently and responsibly in an organization (professional attitudes);

  • gaining insight into one’s own potential and limitations, both with regard to skills and with regard to personal functioning.


To be announced.

Mode of instruction

Students participate in ongoing research and will be supervised by a supervisor (researcher supervising the practical part of the internship) and a tutor (involved in the theoretical part of the internship). Student and supervisor/tutor meet regularly to discuss the project.

Assessment method

At the end of your internship period, your internship tutor will determine your final grade. This grade is based on (1) the assessment advice of your internship supervisor, (2) the quality of the assignments you handed in and your participation in internship meetings, and (3) the quality of your internship report and/or final product. All parts should be assessed as at least satisfactory.


During this course Blackboard is used.

Reading list

Depending on the topic.


NB The exam of this course is a paper. This means that you do not have to register yourself for this exam in uSis.

Contact information

Co-ordinator: Dr. C. Bergwerff

For general information on internships and advice in the search process, please contact the Internship Bureau