The TextielLab is not only a place for established designers and artists. We also welcome emerging talent. In the lab, students can develop their skills through an educational programme, internship or graduation project.
As future makers, students in vocational education play an important role in the ongoing development of textile crafts. The TextielLab bridges the gap between vocational training and textile design in practice. We offer internships for HBO (higher vocational education) and MBO (secondary vocational education) students in various techniques. In addition, HBO students can apply to spend three to four days in the lab working on their graduation project at a highly discounted rate. Students will be supervised by one of our experts throughout this period. Recent graduates are also eligible for this kind of supervision.
The TextielLab offers internships in one and occasionally two techniques. Depending on the technique, internships last between one and six months. During this period, you will work alongside our professionals in the lab. You will help set up and thread the machines, prepare yarns, finish products and shadow a product developer. You will have the opportunity to participate in innovative projects and practise manual and mechanical techniques. If you opt for weaving and knitting, you will learn to programme the machines. In the lab, you will also have contact with museum visitors, to whom you will explain the different machines and projects. Bear in mind that you will sometimes have to work weekends. We do not offer a travel or internship allowance, but you will get the chance to produce your own work on our machines for your portfolio.
Internships for MBO students
MBO students can apply for an internship in the following techniques: tufting, embroidery, laser cutting and assembly.
Internships for HBO students
HBO students in their final year can apply for an internship of three to six months in weaving and knitting. Students interested in tufting can also apply for a shorter internship of at least one month.
How to apply
Interested in an internship? Please send a motivation letter along with your CV and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is space in the technique you have applied for, you will be invited for an interview.