Working while studying and internships for holders of student residence permits
Do you need a work permit for an internship or when you are working while studying?
If you have a student residence permit you are allowed to work for a maximum of 10 hours per week or full time during the summer months - not both. However you will need a valid work permit (unless you are a Japanese national). Your employer must apply for the work permit on your behalf.
More information on working while studying (Study in Holland)
Tips and advice of our career service on finding a job
If your study programme includes an internship component you don’t need a work permit. Instead a standard internship agreement must be completed and signed by you, your employer and your programme coordinator. However if your internship is not part of your study programme you will need a work permit, just as you would for a part-time job.
More information about coordinators and current internships
As soon as you start working – even if this is only for 1 day – you will need to change your student health insurance policy into a Dutch public health insurance policy. This is also the case for paid internships. Make sure to read all the relevant information about health and liability insurances.