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Work experience during your studies

Last modified on 22-08-2023 16:26
Whilst studying you can gain work experience in your field of study in different ways, for instance through internships, a part-time job in your field or assisting in research.
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Pursuing an internship has many benefits:

  • You orientate yourself in the labour market.
  • You learn to apply the theory learnt during your studies in practice.
  • You build a professional network.
  • You increase your employability.
  • After your internship you can make a more informed choice for a master’s or a first job.

For certain degrees an internship is a mandatory component of the programme, for others it is an optional addition.

More information regarding internships can be found on the internships page.

With a study-related part-time job you gain relevant professional experience in your field of expertise. On the UvA Job BoardExternal link there are entry-level jobs, internships and study-related part-time jobs. New vacancies are posted every day. UvA Job Board is exclusively for UvA students. Student assistant jobs at the UvA can also be found on the website of Research, Teaching & StudentjobsExternal link.

Personal teacher’s assistant

Dutch-speaking and interested in gaining experience in teaching? The personal teacher’s assistant project (PAL) gives you the opportunity to gain useful teaching skills in the context of a secondary school. As a PAL you do various tasks to support teachers. Please note: this is not for students who are already enrolled in a teacher training programme.