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Internship Arts and Culture


Admission requirements

Apply to the MA Arts and Culture Board of Examiners and contact the Humanities Career Service and the co-ordinator of studies.


The MA Arts and Culture offers students the possibility to take an internship as their free component. The Internship can be with an organisation/institution in the field of Art History, 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 of 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 Masters 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.


To be agreed with the Internship Supervisor, and approved by the Humanities Career Service and Board of Examiners.

Mode of instruction

To be agreed with Internship Supervisor.

Course Load

The total course load of an Internship within the free component is 10 EC (280 hrs). If the Internship takes more credits you can use the other credits as extra curriculair credits.

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.



Reading list

Not applicable.


No registration in uSis needed.

If you want to do an Internship please make sure to register the Internship correctly. For a step by step description of what you have to do, please take a look at the website of the Humanities Career Service.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.




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