Future-focused innovation and design

Program Opportunities

Internships

MISTI’s award-winning international internship program provides a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience for MIT students: the opportunity to gain real-life work experience in leading companies and labs around the world. Best of all, all expenses are paid, including airfare.

MIT-Netherlands matches students with leading companies, research labs, and universities in the Netherlands.

Please note, the MIT-Netherlands program is now CLOSED to new applications for Summer 2022, with exception of select internship opportunities at ASML and Shell-Netherlands (more information here).

  • Mandatory Pre-Departure Preparation
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Must have relevant experience (completed UROPs, internships, etc.)
  • Minimum GPA of 4.0
  • Study of Dutch language encouraged (we recommend Introduction to Dutch on FutureLearn)
  • Completion of a Dutch or European culture class encouraged (find more information here)

Please note, applications to the MIT-Netherlands program are CLOSED for Summer 2022.  The following is a general schedule for our program:

  • Informational meetings are available year-round. Contact program lead to schedule
  • Complete the MISTI Launchpad Application – By December 1st, rolling thereafter until March 15th
  • Schedule official Interview with Country Program Manager – September to March 15th (Schedule interview as soon as MISTI Launchpad Application is complete)
  • Commit to MIT-Netherlands Program – Latest By March 21st
  • Once approved, complete the County-Specific Application – April 1 at the absolute latest
  • Internship matching process – September to April 15, rolling thereafter
  • Mandatory Pre-Departure Sessions – Mid-April to late May
  • September 1 – Complete internship report

How to Apply

The Dutch Startups Internship program offers students an exciting opportunity to work with innovative new Dutch startups.

Informational meetings are available year-round. Contact program lead to schedule.

  • Complete the MISTI Launchpad Application – By December 1st, rolling thereafter through January 28
  • Schedule official Interview with Country Program Manager – September to December 17 (Schedule interview as soon as MISTI Launchpad Application is complete)
  • Attend the “Match Day” online event, in which Dutch startups pitch their internships to you – February 11
  • Apply through MISTI to participating startup(s) by February 23
  • Startup matching process & commitment to startup internship through March 15
  • Pre-departure preparations & mandatory trainings – April and May 2022
  • Startup internship in the Netherlands – Summer 2022, minimum 10 weeks (12 strongly preferred)
  • September 1 – Complete internship report

 

Additional opportunities to research and study in the Netherlands.  Open to grad students, postdocs, faculty, and more.

More information for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

 

An Exciting Match for MIT Talent

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Further your career

Are you considering interning at an innovative startup, a pioneering research institute, or a global company to further your career? Known for its innovation and collaboration, consider the Netherlands.

Meet Your Program Manager

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Get in touch with Justin Leahey, Managing Director for MIT-Netherlands, or with Amanda Tragert, MIT-Netherlands Program Assistant, for more information.