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Careers in Amsterdam

Feb 14, 2024

Whether or not you speak Dutch, or whether or not you studied in Amsterdam or elsewhere, you will find an amazing array of career opportunities there. A thriving economy and international focus is perfect for everyone, even those who do not speak Dutch. There are also plenty of opportunities for current students to undertake internships, work placements and part-time jobs.

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Internships

Undertaking an internship, either while or after studying, is a great opportunity to gain experience, begin to build a professional network and truly determine which career path is right for you. There are different types of internships available. You can spend a semester of interning at a company, a semester writing your thesis at a company to address issues or topics within the industry, or undertake an internship after graduating, putting everything you learned in your coursework into practice.

Here is a list of websites to help you find the perfect internship in Amsterdam:

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Finding a Job

With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU, and a community of over 50,000 living and working expats, finding a job in Amsterdam is definitely achievable. Some resources to help you find the perfect role include:

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Growing Industries in Amsterdam

The Dutch economy ranks in the top 20 largest in the world. Its top industries continue to grow, and Amsterdam has a strong reputation for innovation and creativity. If you are interested in studying in Amsterdam but are unsure of what area, consider these industries that have solid and growing foundations within the city.

  • Agrifood
  • Creative
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Social enterprise


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