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BA Internship AMS


Admission requirements

All first year courses need to be completed.


An internship offers a wonderful opportunity to gain insight in the job market for Arts, Media and Society graduates. By doing an internship, you start to build your resume while gaining practical working experience and broadening your professional network. You can take an internship in the free elective space of your third year, for 10, 15 or 20 ec (an internship of 20 ec means 14 weeks full time work).
You can find more information about your options on the website of the Career Service Humanities . Internship opportunities will be posted on the Internship vacancy website.

Course objectives

  • Students learn to independently complete academic research tasks related to the field of Arts, Media and Society at a third year level in institutions such as museums, galleries, governmental institutions, NGOs, publishing agencies, etc. Tasks could include art historical and archival research, literature research for exhibitions or publishing agencies, contribution to the development of an educational programme, helping to define a marketing strategy, or policy making in the cultural field.

  • students broaden their knowledge of the work field of Arts, Media and Society graduates and learn to reflect on their own performance and capacities in the workplace.

  • students learn to present the results of their research and/or working experience in a clear and well-argued text.

  • students adapt social and communicative skills in order to successfully collaborate with co-workers.

  • students learn to plan their tasks realistically, and learn to adhereto agreed time-schedules and priorities.


The internship can start at any point in time after students have completed your first year courses. Ideally, the hours students devote to their internship are planned around their obligatory courses. During the semester, students usually do an internship for 2-3 days per week for a longer period of time in order to follow their obligatory courses next to their internship. During the summer months it’s possible to be an intern full time, as there are no courses taught in that period. The working days are decided in agreement with the internship institution.

Mode of instruction

  • Performing practical tasks at an internship institution based on the internship plan.

Course Load

  • The total course load of the internship can be 10, 15 or 20 ects (280, 420 or 560 hours).

Assessment method

The Board of Examiners appoints the academic internship supervisor, who will grade your internship results. The institutional internship supervisor needs to fill in an evaluation about the internship, which they will share with their academic internship supervisor. An internship is graded based on the communication with both supervisors about the internship, the preparation for the internship project, the student’s performance at the internship institution, the internship report and the final product of the internship.


Not applicable.

Reading list

Not applicable


Student who want to take an internship approach one of the Art History/Arts, Media and Society lecturers to become their academic supervisor. The Internship Coordinator Humanities will help you to complete your official internship forms.

More information about finding and arranging an internship is on the website of the Career Service Humanities


Coordinator of Studies BA Arts, Media and Society Internship Coordinator Humanities