Internship programme Central bank - (Macro)economics & monetary economics at De Nederlandsche Bank


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Get to know the financial system from the inside during our Central bank - (Macro)economics & monetary economics internship programme.

You will have an impact

At DNB your work will have an impact on financial stability and sustainable prosperity, right from the first day of this unique internship. You will bring your generation's perspective to topics such as the flexibilisation of the labour market, the impact of climate change on the economy, and appropriate monetary policy for today's inflation rates. You will not do this alone, but together with a group of central bank interns who start on the same day.

This is what you will be doing as an intern at  DNB

As a central bank, we are committed to social relevance and technological innovation. We offer our staff members opportunities for flexibility and personal development. We have two types of internships from which you can choose. In a traditional internship, you will collaborate as a staff member in a project or current topic. In a graduation project internship, you will consider economic issues. Your thesis will make a valuable contribution to our day-to-day activities.

What else will you be doing?

  • You will gain experience in a unique and independent environment, in the heart of today’s financial and economic world.
  • You will get to explore your areas of interest. From analyses of monetary policy to the economic advice we provide to the government and its departments, European lawmakers and monetary organisations in Frankfurt, Brussels, London and Washington. 
  • You will learn skills that will benefit you for the rest of your professional and personal life, from giving persuasive presentations and working with economic models to defining your position in multidisciplinary meetings.
  • You will enrich your CV by working for an organisation of international stature.

This is where you will be working

The internship programme includes three profiles: (Macro)economics & monetary economics, Data & tech, and Financial stability & financial markets. Together with your fellow interns, you'll go through an introduction programme and kick-off, and you'll exchange experiences. This way, we will make sure you quickly find your place in our organisation. Our Amsterdam office is our home base, the place where we meet, share knowledge and work together.  You will be in the office at least half of your working week, and we offer you sufficient flexibility to choose other workplaces and times that suit you. Most colleagues choose to be in the office between two and four days a week. It goes without saying that we facilitate remote working by providing you with a laptop.


Economic Policy and Research

The Economic Policy and Research Division (EBO) sets DNB's macroeconomic policy agenda and helps shape it in the national and international debate. EBO ensures that the economic dimension is included in policy discussions, even if they are not primarily in EBO's field.

Financial Stability

The Financial Stability (FS) division is a small division within our organisation. Yet the division deals with big things, namely the stability of the financial system in the Netherlands. We don't do that alone. The division is there to create synergy between the various tasks and areas of expertise within DNB.

Financial Markets

The Financial Markets (FM) division is responsible for managing DNB's financial risks, implementing monetary policy and asset management. The division is the knowledge centre within DNB in the field of financial markets and products and thus acts as the 'ears and eyes of DNB'.

Payments, Cash & Market Infrastructure

Within the Monetary Affairs domain, the Payments, Cash & Market Infrastructure (BC&M) division bears responsibility for three statutory tasks: ensuring an inclusive, robust, safe and efficient payment system, ensuring the proper circulation of money (banknotes) and issuing banknotes.


Besides the CBS, DNB is the only official statistics authority in the Netherlands. It is the task of the Statistics Division to collect data and produce statistics that provide insight into developments within the Dutch financial-economic system. In doing so, we lay a thorough, factual basis that users - both inside and outside DNB - can use to make analyses and take decisions.

This is what we need from you

You are excited and ready to make a positive difference in society in your own way with enough challenge to test your true capabilities. Your ideal internship combines learning with real-world accomplishments.

What other characteristics are we looking for?

  • You are a Master's student. You must be registered at an educational institution. You study economics or have a strong affinity and interest in the subject.
  • You have excellent communication skills. You are able to complete the internship either in Dutch or in English. You possess good speaking and writing skills in English.
  • You are available from 1 September 2024 for a period of four to six months.

This is what we offer you

An internship in the heart of today’s financial and economic world. You will be working for a solid and socially committed employer which continually anticipates and responds to the changing requirements of the financial environment and continues to innovate. As an institution, we are at the heart of society. We believe diversity and inclusion are important and valuable. Different perspectives, backgrounds and insights enrich our insights. Want to know how we do this and hear what our colleagues have to say? Read and watch more here.

  • Monthly remuneration €650 gross, based on a 36-hour working week.
  • If you do not have a student travel card, we will reimburse your public transport commuting expenses. 
  • A full-time working week is 36 hours, and working hours are flexible. This means you can choose to work four 9-hour days, for example.
  • Access to in-house courses, workshops and sports facilities.
  • A laptop.
  • Feel free to join JongDNB, the association for and by young DNB staff members. JongDNB organises professional and social activities, such as study trips, lunch seminars and monthly cocktail hours. A great way to build a network at DNB that you will also enjoy later in your professional career!

How to apply to DNB

01 - Send your application

After sending your application, you will immediately receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail. Within two weeks after the deadline, we will send you a response to your application. 

02 - Interview

During this interview, we get to know each other better. This interview will usually take place with the manager or an experienced team member of the department where your internship vacancy has been posted.

03 - Internship conditions

Does DNB suit you? And are you the right person for the internship? Then you will receive more information about the internship conditions from campus recruitment.

04 - Screening

After the internship prerequisite agreement, a screening will follow. The specific screening profile can be found in the vacancy text. You can find more information about the screening here.

05 - Welcome to DNB

After signing your internship agreement, we welcome you to DNB! We do this with an introduction programme, in which you get to know our organisation and your new colleagues. The interactive programme includes two introductory days.

Apply now!

If working as an intern with an impact appeals to you, then apply now! Send us a full CV, and answer the questions below on a single sheet by 20 May 2024:

  • Why do you want to work as an intern at DNB, and which of the following topics are you interested in and why? Monetary economics, the EMU, climate-related issues, public finance, the housing market, social policy, the labour market, inflation and the business cycle 
  • What is/was your favourite subject during your studies and why?
  • What kind of DNB or DNB-related activity have you come across in the media lately that appeals to you and why?
  • Do you prefer to complete a traditional internship or a graduation project internship? 

Want to get to know us better? Watch our videos and testimonials and listen to our podcasts here. Do you have any questions before you apply? You can find our contact details below. We will be happy to tell you more!

Selection interviews for the internship programme are scheduled on Wednesday, 5 June. Be sure to block this date in your calendar!

In terms of the personal history screening by the Ministry of Justice, this is a category 2a internship. You can find more information about the screening process here (available in Dutch only).

The purpose of this vacancy is application, not acquisition.

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