Internships and jobs

1. Internships vacancies and programmes
2. Sites to look for internships
3. Work abroad

1. Internships vacancies and programmes

AIESEC: Interested in gaining working experience in economics and management abroad? This global student network provides you with international exchange opportunities and helps with applying for work placement in the country of your choice.

IAESTE: The International Organization for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience is an independent, non-profit and non-political student exchange organisation providing students in technical degrees (primarily Science, Engineering and the applied arts) with paid, course-related, training abroad, including internships.

European Law Students’ Association: Studying law and wanting work experience abroad? Find out here about the student trainee exchange programme run by the world’s largest independent law students’ association. ELSA has around 450 traineeship places each year, throughout and occasionally outside Europe.

Council of Europe traineerships: non-remunerated traineeships lasting from 8 weeks to 5 months and beginning on March or September. Trainees undertake research, the preparation of draft reports and studies for meetings of experts, the drafting of minutes, updating of the website, etc.

Council of the European Union traineeships: 100 paid traineeships (1087€ per month) lasting 5 months and starting on 1 February and 1 September. The traineeships are restricted to EU nationals who have completed at least the first part of their university studies. It also offers unpaid traineeships from 1 to 5 months. The application system is open  system between 1 June and 31 August of the year preceding the traineeship.

European Commission traineeships: 1400 traineeships for university graduates from all over the world, offered each year at the European Commission (or related executive bodies and agencies starting) starting on 1 March or 1 October. The traineeships last 5 months and trainees receive a monthly grant of 1000€.

European Parliament traineeships: 5 months traineeships for nationals of an EU or applicant country. There are different kind of traineeships for applicants with different profiles: for university graduates (including a general option and a journalism one), for young people with a secondary education certificate, for translators, for people with disabilities and and for conference interpreters. For university graduates there is a Robert Schuman scholarship of over 1200€ a month. Deadlines on 15 May and 15 October.

Traineeships with EU institutions: Interested in gaining work experience within the European Commission? Check this site for traineeship links to different Commission institutions and the European Parliament, and find out how to obtain a traineeship in the institution of your choice.

EESC traineeships: traineeships in the European Economic ans Social Committee offerered twice a year for a duration of 5 months and with a maintenance grant. Moreover, it offers shorter (1-3 months) upaid traineeships for university students who need a traineeship of this kind to complete their degrees.

UNICEF: Internship programme for graduate and post-graduate students at both UNICEF headquarters and country offices, for a period of six to 16 weeks. Find information about eligibility criteria and a PDF application form to download.

United Nations: Internship programme at the Secretariat in New York. Find out about this programme for graduate and post-graduate students. The website provides detailed information about eligibility criteria, the application procedure, internship conditions and visa requirements. Application form in French and English to download.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: This internship programme is aimed at graduate students and is intended to increase the intern’s understanding of current human rights issues at the international level. You can obtain an application form online.

United Nations University: Internships Portal: A central portal providing visitors with an easy roadmap to the various internship opportunities currently advertised across the UNU system. The United Nations University offers a number of internship opportunities to postgraduate students and young professionals from a wide range of disciplines.

World Bank: Opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to gain work experience within one of the World Bank internships programmes.

Cedefop: Cedefop’s (European Centre for Development of Vocational Training) traineeship scheme is addressed mainly to young university graduates but also to PhD students. Traineeships normally last from October to June and take place in Thessaloniki (Greece).

Procter and Gamble Western Europe Careers: This company offers internships across Europe throughout the year and during summer to students from different disciplines and backgrounds that are in their last or second-to-last year of study. Use the career finder to find the latest internships proposed.

European Centre for Modern Languages: Only for students coming from living in ECML member states

IATA: Internship program of IATA which offers long or short term internship opportunities in Geneva, Montreal, Madrid, Miami and Singapore.

2. Sites to look for internships

Europe-Internships: online platform providing internships, traineeships and student job opportunities in Europe.

EuFlex: Page to look students who look for national and international internships. project by ESN which provides a place where companies and organisations can publish their traineeship offers and search for trainees and where students that want to do a traineeship abroad can have their profiles, search and apply for traineeships vacancies.

Internships in Spain: More than 350 companies in Spain recruiting students.

InternshipUSA: Looking to gain professional experience in the USA? You can participate in a training program with a US company in a position related to your field of study. Use this site to research employers in your industry and learn about taxes, health, safety and how to write an American style resume. Find out what past participants have to say about the programmes!

Capcampus: If gaining some valuable work experience before finishing your studies sounds good to you, check here for internships in France and for exchange and work placement programmes in Europe and overseas. Find tips on writing your CV and motivation letter before applying!

Internships in Argentina and Chile: Southern Cone Internships gives students the opportunity for professional work experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile. Internships are unpaid positions and require completion of at least two years of university studies.

3. Work abroad

EURES: EURES (European Employment Services) is the EU tool for finding a job in the EU and EFTA countries. It is based on a cooperation network formed by public employment services. It helps job seekers to find job vacancies in Europe. EURES also offers a network of advisers that can give information, help and assistance.

Work & Travel: Work and Travel is a program of international cultural exchange that allows students/young people from different countries of the world to depart on summer vacations to different countries to work and travel.

Career Abroad: It aims to help job seekers to find jobs abroad, by supplying basic information and offering a place where job-seekers can help each other, and ask professional counsellors for advice.

EuroBrussels: List of job and internships related with European affairs in Brussels and elsewhere offered by non-governmental organisations, consultancies, industry associations, think tanks, international organisations, etc.

Work in Canada: Official website with information about job opportunities and hiring programs for students and recent graduates. There is also the International Experience Canada to work while travelling in Canada.


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