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Finding and arranging

How can you find an internship or research project and what arrangements do you need to make?

Under the faculty or study programme tab you can read more about how to find and arrange an internship or research project. Information sessions take place on a regular basis. These can be found in the agenda.

If you have any questions please contact your internship and/or research coordinator.

Internship within the MA/MSc programme

An elective course for the master's specialisations in Global Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies, and the MSc in Archaeological Science, is the Fieldwork /Internship course, which will provide a much-needed practical component to complement the more theoretical aspects of the MA and MSc. 

For Applied Archaeology an internship is obligatory. See for more information the Prospectus.

This internship will involve a small practical project of three weeks or 15 days, exclusively linked to the 1st focus of the specialisation of your choice, and can take various forms: fieldwork (excavation or survey), a museum internship, or laboratory/analytical work.

Procedure for the internship

  1. Enroll in the Blackboard module MA Fieldwork/internship.

  2. Contact the internship coordinator of your first specialisation in time to arrange your internship, i.e. at least 8 weeks before an internship abroad. You will find the list of internship coordinators in the Blackboard module.

    Please note that you must register in time for internships abroad, as visas and permit applications need to be made a long time in advance.

  3. Write a work plan conform the instructions in the e-guide and send it to the internship coordinator of your first focus for approval. See ects distribution.
  4. The internship coordinator of your first specialisation sends his or her approval to you and the Internship Coordinator: drs. Richard Jansen.
  5. Have your internship agreement signed by the internship coordinator of your first specialisation and, if applicable, of the external employer involved. 
    Make sure three copies are made of the signed form: one for the internship coordinator, one for the external employer and one for you.

Have the evaluation form signed by your field director.

Write an internship report and hand it in to the internship coordinator of your first specialisation: one hardcopy for your internship coordinator (include your proposal and the evaluation form in the hardcopy of your report), and a digital version through TurnitIn.

Deadline: within 6 weeks after the end of your internship. 

Evaluation form MA Internship report 
Guidelines MA Internship report

Please note: If you want to graduate, please keep in mind that the report should be handed in in time. Furthermore, please notify your internship coördinator that you want to graduate, so he or she can submit your grade to the education office in time.

Insurance, health and safety

For your own safety, please check out the information on emergencies and incidents. Please note that excavation leaders are required to send a list of the participants and other details via the internship and fieldwork form. If you are doing fieldwork individually, you should do this yourself, using the same form.

Please note that for internships in the Netherlands you need a Basic Dutch Public Health insurance in case you get paid more than € 150, see the Nuffic site.

For internships abroad, please take notice of this information concerning health and safety abroad

Do not forget to check whether you have the proper visa and permits

Especially non-EU citizens may need additional visa or working permits for internships abroad, see the Nuffic website on working while studying. But you can also always check this with your international student advisor.

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