Become a DNB trainee

The traineeship for ambitious academics

Do you have a Master's degree from a research university and are you looking to develop yourself across the board? The DNB traineeship gives you the unique opportunity to work on a variety of today’s financial-economic issues that are not only intrinsically challenging, but also highly socially relevant. Are you ready to put your analytical skills and keen eye to work for financial stability and sustainable prosperity?

Stories of our employees

My opinion is taken seriously, which has also allowed me to quickly master the work.

Noah- DNB Trainee
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With this traineeship, I want to purposefully step outside my comfort zone.

Laura- DNB trainee
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This traineeship allows you to develop on a professional, personal and social level.

Rick- DNB trainee
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My internship completely changed my perception of DNB in a positive way.

Ibrahim - From legal intern to trainee
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What you can expect

As a DNB trainee, you will work in three different divisions within DNB over two years, in different positions. You will learn about DNB's core tasks, such as supervision of financial institutions, the operation of payment systems and monetary policy. In all three placements, we take into account your educational background, ambitions and abilities. Often, as a trainee, you will start as a supervisor or policy officer, where you will be fully involved and have your own responsibilities.

The traineeship is entirely dedicated to your development in terms of expertise, professional skills and personal growth. As a trainee, you will therefore receive two days a month of intensive support and guidance in content and skills training and personal development, both individually and together with your fellow trainees. The training programme includes several components, such as

  • General courses: the Basic Course in Supervision (BoT) and the Basic Course in Central Banking (BCB).
  • Subject-specific training: Fintech, financial law and regulations and data science training courses.
  • Professional skills training: you will learn how to write an effective policy paper or speech, and how to conduct a supervisory interview.
  • Personal development: you will receive coaching and training, individually and together with your fellow trainees.

Challenging assignments

As a DNB trainee, you will work on all kinds of projects. Below is a small selection of the many assignments you can work on as a trainee.

Market and credit risk

Testing models for market and credit risk by visiting national and international financial institutions.

Climate and energy derivatives

Conducting a combined DNB-ECB data analysis project on the impact of climate change on energy derivatives.


Investigating the extent to which vulnerable groups can keep up with an increasingly digitalised payment system.

Card schemes

Conducting research on the role of card schemes (Mastercard and Visa) on banks' cash services.

Carbon footprint

Developing a dashboard showing the carbon footprint of insurers' and pension funds' investments, and engage with institutions on this topic.

Money laundering and terrorist financing

Contributing to the development of policies and regulations to prevent financial institutions from getting involved in money laundering and terrorist financing.

The DNB Traineeship is celebrating its 10th anniversary! And who better to tell you why you should choose our traineeship than our former trainees from the past 10 years?


10 years DNB traineeship!

Seven steps to your traineeship

1. Application

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2. Selection

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3. Online assessment

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4. Writing test

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5. Selection days

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6. Terms & Conditions and screening

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7. Starting your traineeship

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Want to know more?

Naomi Okoto

campus recruiter

Marjon Reitsma

Talent manager

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