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Finding and arranging

An internship or research project abroad is not only a fun and educational experience, it's also a great asset to your CV. As job markets are becoming increasingly international, employers tend to view international experience as a big advantage. Read more about how to arrange an internship or project abroad.

Take a look under your faculty or study programme tab for information about the options available for international internships or research projects.

Internships abroad

During the summer, various lecturers from the Faculty of Archaeology offer a field school abroad, e.g. in the Near East, the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. 

Obviously, doing practical work abroad generally requires good preparation, not just in technical and linguistic terms, but also mentally and medically (vaccinations, etc). 

It is important to consider whether you are suited to a particular internship. Many internships are organised in remote areas and in extreme (hot or cold) climates. An internship of this kind is certainly no holiday, even if the location seems interesting. An internship abroad is also inadvisable if you have a physical impairment or psychological problems. 

Remember that you must register in time for an internship abroad, as visas and permit applications need to be made a long time in advance. 

N.B. Especially non-EU citizens may need additional visa or working permits for internships abroad. You can check out the NUFFIC site on working while studying. But you can also always check this with the international student advisor.

If you wish to participate in a (faculty) excavation in the summer, ideally you should contact the internship coordinator concerned in the previous autumn but at least 8 weeks before the start of the internship. 
For more details, see also the internship agreement (under Forms).

If you are going abroad soon, you are expressly requested to visit the university page on emergencies and incidents.

Let the faculty know where you’re going

The faculty is required to have a list of all field work and internships taking place both in the Netherlands and abroad, and the travel details of all students going on an internship or doing field work. 
Prior to each journey, whether continental or intercontinental, study trip, fieldwork or internship, the following details must be send to the Faculty by filling out this Internship and Fieldwork details form

This also applies to student societies going on a study trip! 

  • Personal details of participants : first names and surnames, passport numbers, date of birth, and contact details of parents/guardians or anyone else who should be informed in the case of emergency.

  • Travel schedule: the route to the destination, when other destinations will be visited during the trip, the date and time of the return journey.

  • Accommodation: in which hostels / hotels / excavation houses will the participants be staying; what is the address and telephone number of this accommodation.

  • Correspondence and visiting addresses, telephone and e-mail address excavation (is there an excavation house?)

  • All details of the excavation leaders, project leader, contact person particularly the mobile phone numbers

  • Period and duration of the excavation /fieldwork/ internship  / journey

  • Type (fieldwork/survey)

  • Brief description of the project

  • Number of (internship) places 

Excavation leaders are required to make sure that students have good travel and health insurance. 

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