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Applying for an internship

Imagine shaping the future of architecture alongside industry leaders.

An internship at MVRDV means from day one you'll push your creative boundaries, contribute to groundbreaking projects, and gain invaluable insights into the architectural design process. Mentored by experienced professionals, your voice and input will become as important as that of your project leader or partner.

Our Spring and Fall internships offer unique opportunities to explore diverse areas, from urban design to social impact initiatives. If you're ready to collaborate, innovate, and be part of something bigger, we encourage you to apply!

Internship opportunities

MVRDV offers a variety of internship opportunities in a range of studios and specialisms:


Interior Architecture

Urbanism and Landscape



Business Development

Public Relations

Human Resources

Diversity and inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to build a diverse and inclusive workforce at our company. Great organizations are built on great people and we want to hire the best people, regardless of gender, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

We're very proud of how well women are represented within our practice, and we continue to seek ways in which we can solicit applications from the most diverse array of candidates possible for our roles.

Eligibility requirements


Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program in architecture, urban design, or a related field, and will remain enrolled for the entire duration of the internship.

Full-time availability

You should be available forty hours per week for the complete internship period of six months.

Permitted to work

You must be legally permitted to work in the Netherlands, France, or Germany.

Knowledge & experience

You should have knowledge/experience in relevant software, such as AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros, and Enscape where applicable to the internship.

Evidence of enrollment

Written evidence of enrollment in a university or academy.

Soft skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Language skills

Excellent verbal and written English. Other languages are a plus.

Application timeline

Fall Internships: Applications open in April for internships running from September to February.

Spring Internships: Applications open in October for internships running from March to August.

Once applications are open, you can apply by filling in the form and attaching your CV, Cover Letter, and Portfolio (when required).

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Application feedback

We carefully review applications throughout the application window. We'll reach out to candidates whose profiles are a strong fit for our current internship needs and upcoming projects. Due to the volume of applications, we may not be able to provide individual feedback.

How we hire

We have a thorough but efficient application process, to ensure we make the right decision and to help you decide if we're the right fit for you.

Confirming your availability

A recruiter will first reach out to you via email to confirm your eligibility for the internship. This means understanding if you're available full-time and that you're enrolled at a university for the full duration of the internship.

We'll also get to know a little bit about you, and whether we think we'd be a good fit for one another.


This is a Q&A session where you can ask anything about the internship, such as what to expect, what projects you'll be working on, and what opportunities there are for growth and development. You're also encouraged to ask questions about our work culture, team dynamics, and anything else you're curious about! We'll ask questions to learn about your skills and experiences, and you'll have the chance to learn more about MVRDV.

Internship Proposal

YES! You are a great fit with the team, and your qualifications align perfectly with our internship needs. We'll be sending you an internship proposal outlining the details soon.

Internship perks

Internship benefits may differ based on your location. These will be explained to you at the time an offer is made.

An exciting, inspiring, and international working environment

An internship allowance of € 700,- per month based on 40 working hours

Paid holidays

Revit Training

Regular excursions, parties, and corporate activities such as sports

A healthy lunch in our office

OneFit discounted membership

A great and convenient office location in Rotterdam, Berlin, or Paris

Join our team!

Internship positions

Internship in Architecture
  • Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Paris, Île-de-France, France
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What our interns thought about their time at MVRDV

  • "Doing my internship at MVRDV has been a profoundly enriching experience! It is a place where I have not only improved and learned architecture skills, but also grown personally. The multicultural environment is both enriching and exceptional. It offers a rich tapestry of diverse cultures and backgrounds, the perfect mix of creativity and collaboration.

    Working on projects from all around the world has given me an understanding of different cultures and how to effectively collaborate with them.

    I am continuously impressed and satisfied by the knowledge and skills I acquiared, and the recognition I receive on a daily basis. "

    Marcela Tamez Cabello

    Assistant Designer

  • "The PR internship at MVRDV genuinely gave me a lot - a supportive team, many opportunities for learning, growing, and delivering in the field of communications, but most importantly - the people. Working alongside professionals with passion for what they do and a desire to make the world a better and brighter place made this experience unique.

    The internship gave me something more valuable than a simple practice in my field - it gave me an understanding of "why" PR exists and how to make the most of it in the fast-changing world of architecture."

    Yelyzaveta Pihalieva

    PR Assistant

  • "Interning at MVRDV was an absolute joy! From the first day, I was welcomed with warmth and enthusiasm by a team that values innovation and creativity. Each day brought new challenges as well as endless opportunities for learning and growth.

     The mentorship I received during my time here was invaluable. I have had the privilege of working alongside incredibly talented professionals who are always willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Their guidance not only helped me improve my skills, but also instilled in me a deep sense of confidence in my abilities.

     In a word, my internship at MVRDV was amazing. A place where passion meets purpose, creativity knows no bounds, and every day brings new opportunities for excitement and growth. I am grateful for the experience and look forward to taking the lessons I learned here with me throughout my career."

    Melis Beyas

    Business Development Assistant

  • "My internship at MVRDV was truly unforgettable and inspiring. Being part of the HR team, you get a unique opportunity to work with so many people, and be involved in diverse projects that you constantly learn both personally and professionally.

    For me, this internship provided invaluable experience of HR in real practice, especially in times of many organizational changes, which I am grateful to have been part of. I was able to learn how to navigate complex situations and make impactful decisions.

    Moreover, and most importantly, I identified my key strengths and interests in HR, guiding me towards the areas where I can make the greatest impact and continue to grow professionally."

    Anna Tkachuk

    HR Assistant