Doing an internship abroad is a unique way to put your theoretical knowledge into practice, to gain work experience and experience abroad, to expand your network, and to increase your opportunities in the job market. This enables you to steer your study and your national or international career in the direction you choose.
Are you considering doing an internship abroad? Start obtaining information in time. Count on needing at least six months to a year preparation time from the initial orientation phase up to your actual departure. This is especially relevant to countries outside the EU, for which you need to take the visa procedure into account.
You organise an internship abroad yourself. The approval and acknowledgement of an internship abroad is often identical to the internship process in the Netherlands. You arrange this through your study programme (study adviser/work placement coordinator/international office). You should therefore look carefully into the requirements and preconditions your study programme has set and which procedure you have to follow.
You must also organise all other practical matters such as accommodation, finances, insurance and visas. More information can be found at www.wilweg.nl/english.
In addition, various UvA staff members can offer you advice on this process:
www.student.uva.nl/en/home > [your study programme] > A-Z > Internships