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An internship amidst the masterpieces

Are you looking for an internship in a stimulating working environment surrounded by Belgian art and culture masterpieces? The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage welcomes interns from Belgium and abroad to hone their skills and knowledge.

Internships in figures

  • We welcomed our first intern way back in 1949.
  • Since then, we have taken on more than 700 interns and trainees from over 60 countries.
  • About two-thirds come from outside Belgium.
  • There have been interns or trainees at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage from about 1 in 3 countries worldwide.

Why take up an internship at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage?

You will be working in an institution with a wealth of experience. We have been training young professionals in the scientific study and conservation of art heritage since 1949.

You will be surrounded by the very best international heritage experts. With them, you will have the opportunity to deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge, ensuring you are fully prepared to start working as a heritage professional.

You will have the opportunity to participate in various lecture series and excursions.

Types of internships

You can do an internship in any of our Labs and Conservation Studios or at the Information Centre, the Imaging Unit or the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives, depending on the availability and needs of the team.

  • Structural internships are open to anyone with a Master’s degree in Art History, Conservation, Chemistry, Physics or Heritage Studies. They start every year on 1 October and have a duration of 6, 8 or 12 months. Find out more
  • Erasmus+ placements: We welcome final-year Master’s students and recent graduates through the Erasmus+ programme throughout the year. Find out more
  • Master’s internships: Master’s students can apply for an internship at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage at any time of the year. Find out more

Are you interested in doing an internship at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage? We can help you with any questions you may have!

Géraldine Patigny
Géraldine Patigny
Coordinator of the internship programme
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