Hire our students

Hire our students

Fill your vacancies with high-achieving talent from the most international university in the Netherlands. Capable, knowledgeable and highly motivated, Maastricht University students and graduates can help you conduct research, solve problems and manage complex projects.

Your recruitment options range from student internships and (side) job openings to voluntary work positions and project support groups.

Why employ UM talents?

Hire our students

 Academic and practical excellence
Maastricht University (UM) students and graduates are up-to-speed with the latest techniques and developments in their field and have a solid mix of academic knowledge and a hands-on mentality, enabling them to make a smooth transition from their studies to your business.

 Problem-solving power
Our students and graduates have been trained to provide solutions for real-life issues, working in teams. It’s key to our innovative education model Problem-Based Learning. This focuses them on practical application of theory and gives them excellent analytical, project management and communication skills. It also turns them into self-motivated and assertive professionals.

 International outlook
A high proficiency in English is one of the benefits of the ‘international classroom’ concept adopted by UM. This involves students working in groups with people from different cultural backgrounds, approaching issues from a variety of perspectives. This leaves them well-prepared for the rapid changes in today’s globalising labour market.

Recruitment opportunities at UM

Hire an intern

Young academic talents may not have a degree (yet), but they are full of youthful energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. Besides, interns may well turn out to be the employee you are looking for.

Our teaching programmes cover the following areas of expertise: arts & culture, behavioural sciences, business & economics, education, globalisation & development, health & life sciences, law, liberal arts & sciences, media studies, technology & innovation, politics & governance and sciences.

 Internship options per area of expertise

Hire an intern

Post your vacancy

Having a university degree, these young professionals are ready to join the labour market and actively develop their academic and social skills on the job. The Personal & Professional Development Portal is the place to be to post your vacancy for a (side) job, internship, traineeship or volunteer position.

Post your job openings
Personal & Professional Development Portal

Assign your project to a group of students

'Put a PREMIUM on your project'. PREMIUM is an honours programme for high-performing, motivated UM master’s students. They spend up to five months working together on a real-world assignment for a company, NGO or educational institution. Grouped in interdisciplinary teams, the selected students work towards a deadline under the guidance of a project mentor. In the meantime, they will attend additional courses and workshops to hone the skills required for the job. For the duration of their assignments, these students share your goal: accelerate and, if possible, complete your project.

This academic year, projects involve research, product development and other assignments for various partners including Philips, Atos, Arcadis, CUBE Design Museum, Video Power, and Team Focus.

 Do you have a project for a team of excellent students? Visit our PREMIUM website.

Assign your problem to a group of students


If you would like to work with UM but are not sure yet how, then please get in touch with our account managers through careerservices@maastrichtuniversity.nl. Our account managers will guide you through the process of working with UM talent.

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