An internship - your first step towards a cool career
More than a clever way of gaining relevant practical knowledge to the function of a business, internships are also frequently identified as the best way to land a full-time job. They form an excellent opportunity to test out your theoretical skill sets, get insights to employer or career paths and extend your professional network. The specific attributes of internships, such as their duration, type, and whether or not there are paid, tend to vary.
Working and living in Amsterdam
Established in the late 12th century on the IJ River, Amsterdam poses today as the proud capital of the Netherlands. Operating as the financial, cultural and creative centre of the country, it makes for an interesting place to find internships. Though often coupled with its architecture, museums and its extensive bicycle culture, Amsterdam remains one of the top financial, legal and business service centres in Europe, hosting employers like Accenture, PwC Denmark, EY, Philips & Adidas. The city is able to attract such global corporations due to its location in the centre of Europe’s purchasing power, its strong infrastructure, stable political and economic environment, and its business-friendly regulations. Consequently, districts such as Zuidas and the city centre itself are great places to find relevant internships for young and ambitious professionals.
Tip: Be aware that the requirements for job applications in Amsterdam may be different from what you are used to. So spend some time finding out how a standard Dutch CV looks and how to formulate a cover letter for Dutch companies. Also, prepare for the way that job interviews are usually conducted in the Netherlands.