Talent Development Program


The Research Center for Material Culture offers an Inter/national Internship Program, which offers young academics and museum professionals the opportunity to pursue further research and professional training within our museums. 

Our Talent Development Program offers young academics, curators and practiced based researchers the opportunity to work with/under the supervision of our team of researchers, to conduct research on the NMVW’s collections, or to pursue professional training within our museums on issues related to curatorship, collections care, registration and documentation.

Interns work closely with our research and collections team and have access to our internationally renowned collections of almost one million objects and photos. They will participate in the ongoing projects of our research staff, which vary from collections documentation research and research for future exhibitions, to international collaborative research projects on different themes.

Students currently registered in a relevant MA or advanced bachelors progamme can apply for an internship, and must work together with one of our staff.

Expectations and Profile

All interns are required to support both the research and programming activities of the RCMC staff and contribute to organizing RCMC events.

Interns should:

  • be registered as a MA student or PhD researcher throughout the internship period (in exceptional circumstances we accept advanced Bachelors students)
  • be able to work independently
  • have an excellent command of Dutch and/or English, both orally and in written form
  • be enthusiastic and able to take initiative
  • be a team player
  • have an affinity for museums, art and culture

Note: We do not offer funding for interns.

Application and Deadlines

Currently we are not looking for interns.

Our call for interns who would like to be involved in our events and coordination and event planning in the fall of 2018 will open in May.
More information on the events internship can be found here and the information on internship the coordination and event planning is available here.


Ninja Rijnks-Kleikamp
Coordinator Research Center for Material Culture