An important part of student study at the GLR takes place on location at a professional traineeship. The shared benefits of our student internship program are valued by businesses and students alike.
Each year we have more than 1,400 students receiving professional work experiences at design and other media companies in the Netherlands and across Europe.
Students attending a full-time study at the GLR are required to complete one or two internships for a total of ten months experience. GLR has a network of professional contacts in over 3,500 partner companies. Participating companies have to offer a workplace for five days a week.
The GLR’s Internship Office supports and supervises each student trainee during their experience. GLR internship supervisors keep close contact with current successful business relations and expand the program with the acquisition of new partner companies.
Company representatives interested in learning more about hosting one or more GLR interns at their firm in a foreign country are invited to contact the GLR Internship Office: Nicole Nelis, Internship Supervisor International.
Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam
Internship Office, Nicole Nelis
Heer Bokelweg 255 (Visiting Address)
3032 AD ROTTERDAM
Post Box 1680 (Mailadress)
3000 BR ROTTERDAM
Tel.: +31 (0)88 200 1500
Taking on a student trainee is in principle free of costs. After all, companies provide a place to work, supervision and valuable work experience. Still, most companies choose to pay students an internship fee to help pay for extra costs for food, housing and transportation incurred during their stay in a foreign country. The GLR recommends compensating student interns with between € 250 - € 500 per month depending on the work they are doing and what the host company can afford.
In most European countries, participating students will receive a ERASMUS+ financial support. However, this financial support does not cover all the cost of an international internship. An internship outside Europe is also possible but in this situation, all cost has to be paid by the students.
The GLR continuously works to increase the number of student internships available at host companies abroad. In addition to the many valuable skills and practical experience a student receives during their internship in the Netherlands, an internship abroad supports additional development in the form of independence, global (business) perspective, cultural insight, a feeling of responsibility, personal direction and added ambition. Not surprising, the foreign internships are becoming more and more popular among our students.
The GLR has a dedicated international internship coordinator continuously available to help students during the program.
Not only students but also teachers do a lot traveling. It’s good to share our knowledge and experience with others. Staff from other schools are always welcome at the GLR.