SDC Internships

An academic internship is a chance to put your academic knowlegde into practice in an organization or company. There are a wide variety of possibilities to do an internship with SDC.

Internship at SDC

SDC supervision for your internship depends on your master programme and on the topic of your internship. You are eligible for SDC supervision for your internship if 1) SDC has a role in your master programme and 2) the topic of your internship has a clear link with the research interests of SDC.

Finding an internship

Students should think on their own about interesting internship organisations. Additionally, we have 2 sources of information:

  1. SPS Brightspace page that includes an internship database, and possible internship vacancies.
  2. SDC publishes internship vacancies on social media channels (Instagram and Facebook) and on their web blog.

Brightspace Space Place and Society

Internships are organised within the cluster of Space Place and Society (SPS). SPS has an information hub on Brightspace called SPS Thesis and Internship. This Brightspace offers general information, internship vacancies and more. Enroll yourself at this Brightspace page by clicking this link. Alternatively, you can use the Discover tool on Brightspace to find the course.

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As soon as students have found an internship, they need to plan a meeting with the education coordinator by sending an email to

Without an intake you are not registered as an internship student and cannot do the internship. Allow for 2 weeks to arrange the internship supervision and contract.

If you are planning to go abroad for your internship, please consult the Travel Policy for Students for the latest updates on the WUR travel policy and procedures. Take into account that it may take a while to complete the procedure to request permission to travel.


For questions and information about the internship, contact the Education Coordination at