Career opportunities

Contributing to policy improvements in the Netherlands — which means conducting research that enables politicians and policymakers to take well-considered decisions, for example on education and health care. The work conducted at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, is of significance.

As a scientific staff member, you may be responsible for setting up and carrying out high-quality research. Or you may work on CPB's economic projections, on a national or global level. CPB has relatively many young staff members. YoungCPB (in Dutch) is an active club of staff members that organises lectures, get-togethers and study trips.


We  welcome your general application, all year round. We would very much like to hear from you — not only if you have recently completed or are about to finish your studies but also if you already have a fair amount of experience.  

 CPB’s current job vacancies are always published on our website as well as on LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Saskia van den Beuken at T: +31 88 9846215 or E:, or with Claudia Presenti, +31 88 9846130,


Are you a university Masters student and would you like to do an internship at CPB? See the overview of open internships and information about internships at CPB.

Terms of employment 

The Dutch Government offers good primary and secondary terms of employment. An attractive salary, holiday pay and end-of-year bonus. In addition, there is paid parental leave, commuter allowance, an extensive range of training courses and opportunities to work from home. The Individual Budget Plan gives you monthly access to part of your holiday pay and end-of-year bonus. You can either have an amount paid out per month or use this amount, for example, to purchase a bicycle or buy additional hours of leave in excess of the statutory entitlement. For more information, see the CPB webpage on terms of employment (in Dutch) or the government information website ‘Werken voor Nederland’ (in Dutch).