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    Internship

    Doing an internship during your studies is a smart move, as you gain invaluable work experience while expanding your professional network and improving your curriculum vitae.

    Types of internships

    During your studies at VUB you can participate in an internship as part of your degree programme (mandatory or optional), or you can apply for a voluntary internship (not part of your degree programme). You can do these internships either in Belgium or abroad.

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    Internship as part of your degree programme

    Internships can be a part of your degree programme or can be chosen as an alternative to some courses. More information on these internships can be found in the online course descriptions or on the faculty's website. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your internship mentor.

    Specific information by programme


    Find your programme and select the programme unit 'internship'

    Online course descriptions

    Specific information by faculty

    Faculty

    Help with and advice on internship applications

    You can find a wide range of internship offers on the VUB Internships Job Board.

    For more information, advice, and tips on how to find and apply for an internship, you can contact the VUB Career Center.

    Please note: the VUB Career Center does not assist in internship administration.

    Advice and tips on job applications and interviews

    VUB Career Center

    Find the perfect internship

    VUB Internships Job Board

    Internship administration


    For internship agreements and other internship administration

    Phone
    +32 2 629 11 86

    E-mail
    internships@vub.ac.be

    Voluntary internship

    During your studies you can choose to participate in a voluntary internship that is not part of your degree programme.

    Conditions

    If you choose to do an internship in Belgium, you have to make sure you minimally fulfil the following requirements:

    • the internship is unpaid. There can’t be any mentioning of a salary or a wage. Reimbursement of expenses( forfaitary and/or a payback of actual costs)  is allowed, within certain limits.
    • the internship takes place entirely during the period that you are enrolled as a student at the VUB
    • the maximal duration of an internship at one internship provider is 60 fulltime working days per academic year.
      For students with another nationality than EU, Norwegian, Islandic and Liechtenstein a limitation of maximally 20 working hours per week is in place and these students need to hold a working card model C.
    • the internship is study related. The description of the internship duties, main tasks & required skills should reflect a clear link with the study field of the student.

    Apply for a voluntary internship

    1. Find and apply for an internship.
    2. Email the Internship Agreement Request Form to internships@vub.ac.be as soon as you are hired.
    3. After the University has approved the internship, you will receive your internship agreement via email.
    4. Sign the internship agreement and let the internship organisation sign it as well.
    5. Email the signed internship agreement to internships@vub.ac.be.
    6. You will then receive an email with the official internship agreement, which is also signed by VUB.

    Tip: start this application procedure at least a month before the start of your internship.

    Help with and advice on internship applications

    You can find a wide range of internship offers on the VUB Internships Job Board.

    For more information, advice, and tips on how to find and apply for an internship, you can contact the VUB Career Center.

    Please note: the VUB Career Center does not assist in internship administration.

    Advice and tips on job applications and interviews

    VUB Career Center

    Find the perfect internship

    VUB Internships Job Board

    Internship administration


    For internship agreements and other internship administration

    Phone
    +32 2 629 11 86

    Email
    internships@vub.ac.be

    Help the ones around you

    Volunteering