An internship is a period of work experience offered by an employer to give students and graduates exposure to the working environment. The work you perform there should be in line with what you have learned as part of your study programme, as well as contribute to the work of the internship organisation.

Internships can be paid or voluntary and can be as short as a week or as long as 12 months. Regardless of length, doing an internship is an excellent way to gain real insight into the world of work, allowing you to build on the theory you learned at university and help you to gain practical skills that will help strengthen your CV and make you more employable. 

At the TU Delft an internship is sometimes an integral part of your course, but if not you may consider adding the experience to your resume to test different work environments, or add valuable experience to your portfolio. Many employers especially value this practical experience. If you are not familiar with the working culture of a country you may later intend to work in, doing an internship is also a great way to attain this experience.