Sometimes trainees are subject to the same rules as ordinary workers (for example. B in terms of working conditions). Sometimes other rules (for example. B in terms of payments and social security) apply. In addition, trainees have an internship contract instead of an employment contract. Additional rules may apply to foreign trainees. As an employer, you do not have to apply for a work permit if the trainee is from an EU/EEA country. It is up to you to pay an allowance to your intern, but trainees who need a work permit must be able to prove that they have sufficient financial resources (in Dutch). Depending on the country of origin, trainees also need a residence permit. You are legally required to sign an internship contract with your higher education institution and your trainee employer. We strongly recommend that you use the standard internship contract established by Nuffic in agreement with the Dutch government for students from non-EEA countries.
A social internship is a voluntary work for at least 30 hours of secondary school students. This can be part of their school career. As an internship provider, you can offer social internships to young people. If you wish to do an internship as part of your studies in Holland, you can do so on the basis of your student visa. Please note that an internship contract does not correspond to a contract of conclusion! For internships and graduations, the rules and requisitions are different. Looking for an example contract for your conclusion? Watch under Downloads on the graduation page. Interns generally receive some form of payment. If you are staying less than 6 months in Holland and you leave at least 50% of this time for an internship, you can be paid tax-free by your traineeship provider or your employer. If you want to do an internship in Holland, there are a few things to consider. For standard Nuffic contracts with complementary IDE agreement (only for trainees from non-EU or EEA countries), please contact the internship coordinator.
If you are on a paid internship, you can take out Dutch health insurance. It is therefore important to contact the SVB to request a study of your insurance situation under the Wlz (free) system. Standard internship contract for students from non-EU/EEA countries. It determines whether you need a work permit, what type of residence permit you need, what maximum internship allowance you can collect tax-free and whether social security contributions should be deducted. If your internship lasts more than 90 days, you may need a residence permit. This procedure is called a single authorisation (in the Dutch AIG), a procedure combined for both a residence permit and a work permit. As an employer, you must be able to present an internship contract to the labour inspector. If you can`t do this on request, you can expect a fine of up to €12,000. You can download an internship contract in English here. Please note that you are only allowed to do an internship if you do have a formatted residence permit. If your application for a residence permit or renewal of your residence permit is still being processed, you cannot start the internship.