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Would you like to gain professional experience while studying? Do you have lots of ambition, resolve and energy? Consider doing your traineeship or thesis project at KLM!

Traineeships and thesis projects

Hbo en wo: stages en afstudeeropdrachten

Doing a traineeship or thesis project at KLM gives you the opportunity to become better acquainted with one of the largest airlines in the world over the course of at least four months. Our traineeship and thesis projects are as diverse as our business units. Trainees get to assist in one of our departments, start an advisory programme and get involved in an organisational change, among other opportunities. One thing is certain: we offer countless challenging opportunities for talented students!

All of our traineeships and thesis projects are aimed at allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills in daily practice. You can contribute to the dynamics of our organisation, work on a project, conduct research - or all of the above. During your traineeship or thesis project, you will receive excellent guidance from one of our experienced employees, who make sure you get the most out of both yourself and KLM.



Eligible candidates are talented students who are close to graduating from a higher vocational/Bachelor’s/Master’s programme and have an excellent command of Dutch and English. Participation in extracurricular activities outside of your studies is a plus.


Traineeship association

All trainees and thesis students can join the Taxibaan association for trainees and thesis students/graduates. The association board is made up of interns and thesis students currently working at KLM. Taxibaan organises lunches, excursions and fun day trips. The association offers a great opportunity to expand your network and become even better acquainted with KLM!



Traineeship opportunities can be found in the left menu under ‘Job openings’. Click on the start button to view all opportunities. Are you unable to find a traineeship that matches your programme or area of study? Click on ‘Open application’. In the Comments section, explain that you are interested in doing a traineeship or thesis project and state the specific period of time.