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.   


In order to gain work experience and contacts in your future professional field early on, you can do an internship in the second half of the year. The programme has its own internship support team, who can assist you with all of your questions regarding internships. It also has long-established, close contacts with a broad range of different companies and institutions in the field. These include, for example, a series of publishing houses (e.g. Meulenhoff, Lemniscaat, and Amsterdam University Press), research institutes (Constantijn Huygens Instituut and Stichting Lezen), and literary organisations (Het Literatuurhuis, Perdu, Wintertuin, deBuren, and DBNL). This network makes it much easier for you to find an internship position that fits your interest and qualifications.

View the past internships that were done by students of the precursor programme Literatuur en cultuurkritiek.

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.

UU Careers Day