Career Development

During your programme, you will work on academic and professional skills. You are also invited to prepare yourself for your future career in more practical and explicit ways, by:

  • Reflecting on your motivation.
  • Researching your opportunities on the job market.
  • Creating ties with potential employers.
  • Practicing skills needed for job applications and interviews.

This way, you will establish yourself as a professional.   

Internship Labs

During one of our Internship Labs, in the first semester, we offer as a first orientation on the internships in the second semester, by presenting a number of internship requests we receive from our broad network. The internship is an important means to start up or enlarge your network. Many of our students end up with jobs as a follow-up on that internship. You are appointed a supervisor who advises on how to orientate in the field and how to contact an internship provider. These preparations also train the necessary skills to apply for a job after graduation.

In recent years, our students have completed internships at, for example, DansateliersKaaitheaterToneelgroep AmsterdamSpring Performing Arts FestivalICAF Community Arts Festival, or participated in our staff’s research projects, such as Performance Studies International, The City as Stage and Platform-Scenography. 

Internship at Noord Nederlands Toneel

Student Iro Vasalou, who has a background in dance and choreografie, did an internship at Noord Nederlands Toneel, working alongside dramaturg Robbert van Heuven. 

Internship at DG Theaterproducties

Student Vera Slager did her internship at DG Theaterproducties in Utrecht. She worked mainly as a production assistant, on the production of Bridges of Madison County, but she has also been company manager. 

Tutorial sessions

During the internship, we organise a select number of tutorial sessions in which you exchange your experiences with other students through peer feedback. You will receive instructions on how to use this peer feedback in order to create a productive dialogue and to learn from each other’s experiences.


All our staff members maintain extensive national and international networks of contacts within the field, both in academia as well as in practice. While completing their studies and research, students collaborate with artists, dramaturges, critics, theorists, artistic directors and related staff of festivals and theatre and dance companies.

Among the visiting scholars and practitioners are for example Peter Eckersall, Sarah Bay-Cheng, Michael Kobialka, Freya Vass-Rhee, Peggy Olislagers, Adelheid Roosen, Dries Verhoeven, Lotte van den Berg and various PhD researchers.

Career Services

Career Services offers events, tests, coaching and training in and outside your Master's programme, related to professional self-analysis, career orientation and job application skills. You can find more information about career services on Career Services for Dutch students or Career Services for international students.

Your Perspective

Your Perspective is a monthly career orientation meeting for students and alumni of the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University. Each month we explore a different workfield or theme that is relevant for students of various disciplines within the humanities. 

Career Night Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities organises a Career Night Humanities with interesting partners who will illustrate the diversity in career opportunities for humanities graduates and give you possibilities to develop yourself by joining their projects or attending their services. 

Careers Day 

Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. This Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to participate in a job application training or have your résumé checked.

Careers Day