Library Internship

The Roosevelt Institute for American Studies offers internships (36 hours per week) for a period of three months, for a student in American studies, history, or international relations. Fluency in English and Dutch is required.

The activities of the intern include: library duties, assisting the staff in the organization of conferences, editorial work, making archival materials accessible, the translation of documents, and secretarial assistance. It is taken into account that the intern has time for his/her own research alongside these tasks.

The RIAS offers an informative and dynamic work environment. A standard remuneration is available for the internship. We are currently accepting applications for an intern starting in April 2024. Click here for more information.


RIAS Research Internship

The Roosevelt Institute for American Studies regularly offers academic internships. These internships are usually either research-based or project-focused. They are meant to help the students fulfill the requirements of their academic programs and are arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Academic research internships are open to those students who are interested in combining a period of intensive research at the RIAS with the writing of their theses or research papers. These internships may also involve the cataloging and digitization of a specific RIAS source.

Project-focused internships require the students to help the RIAS staff with the organization of a public event or the management of a specific project. In this case, typical duties involve PR, online communication, and event participation.

The academic internship program is usually an equivalent of 7.5 ECTS, but it depends on students’ own academic programs’ requirements. For more information and expressions of interest, please contact us at


Check out what previous interns have to say about their time at the RIAS.