Musea Brugge and the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands strive to create a bridge between the academic and museum worlds. Facilitating internships to BA and MA students in (art) history or related fields is important to us in reaching this goal. Every year Musea Brugge receives numerous internship applications.

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To offer every candidate a fair chance and be able to adjust as much as possible to the needs of the organization, since autumn 2016 Musea Brugge has application deadlines:

A student who wishes to take an internship in the first half of the academic year (autumn of the calendar year) must apply before 1 April of the prior academic year. A student who wishes to fulfill an internship in the second part of the academic year (spring calendar year) must apply before 1 November of the same academic year. Applications consist of a letter of intent and a CV that may be sent to internships.musea@brugge.be.

A committee of representatives of the management and every museum group (Bruggemuseum, Hospitaalmuseum en Groeningemuseum) will carefully consider every application and decide which applicants best suit each project. Selected students will be invited for interviews during which the content of the internship will be discussed. Based on this conversation the final decision will be taken.

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Every calendar year, Musea Brugge has a variety of unpaid internship positions, each of which lasts a maximum of 60 working days. These internships are available for students who are required to do an internship for their institution and are thus registered at a university.

In addition to these internships, every calendar year each museum group has one available internship (three in total). These internships will be rewarded to students who wish to intern for longer than 60 days, but for a maximum of 5 months. For these internships, a stipend is available. These internships are also available to students who are obliged to fulfill an internship for their education and are thus registered at a university. In exceptional circumstances, however, these internships can also be rewarded to persons who are not registered at a university but who wish to acquire working experience (so called ‘beroepsinlevingsovereenkomst’).

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For questions you may contact Anne van Oosterwijk at internships.musea@brugge.be or +32 (0)50 44 87 04.