Traineeships are now a compulsory step between your studies and employment. Doing a traineeships abroad can only be an additional asset for your resume.
Description - ErasmusIntern is an online platform which provides a place where companies and organisations can publish their internship offers and search for interns, and where students that want to do an internship abroad can have their profiles, search and apply for internships vacancies.
Whom is it for? - Students and graduates.
How long is it? - Duration of the traineeship can vary, depending on the company/institution which is looking for the trainee.
Scholarship - ErasmusIntern does not provide any financial support. Most of the offers require a trainee to have a grant (e.g. Erasmus+), but some of them might be paid.
Destinations - Mostly Europe.
Application procedure - To be able to apply for the traineeship, a person has to create a profile at the ErasmusIntern website and apply through the page.
Whom to contact? - Further information can be found on the website erasmusintern.org.
Description - The Erasmus+ Programme is a European funding programme established in 1987 offering university students a possibility of studying or doing an internship abroad in another country for a period of at least 3 months and maximum 12 months per cycle of studies. Erasmus+ now offers the possibility to go way beyond the European borders as well.
Whom is it for? - Students must be registered in a higher education institution and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification. The agreement is being made between sending university and receiving public or private organisation active in a labour market.
How long is it? - 3 to 12 months per cycle of studies (Bachelor, Master and Doctorate).
Scholarship - Students may be awarded an Erasmus+ EU grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs incurred in connection with their traineeship abroad.
Destinations - All 28 European Union member states as well as Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.
Application procedure - Interested students should apply to the International Relations Office and/or the Erasmus+ office of their sending higher education institution. The office will provide information on the possibilities of a traineeship abroad as well as the modalities to apply for and receive an Erasmus+ EU grant.
Whom to contact? - Students with further questions about taking part in Erasmus+ should check European Commission's website and the frequently asked questions before contacting their institution, their Erasmus+ National Agency or their National Office.
Description - European Institutions such as European Parliament, European Commission, Council of European Union, European Court of Justice and many other, offer opportunities to university graduates to experience living and working abroad in the high-level professional environment in the centre of Europe. Every year there are thousands of open positions.
Whom is it for? - University graduates from EU countries or countries who are official candidates to become a member of EU.
How long is it? - Most internships are for a 5 month period, but it can vary from institution to institution.
Scholarship - Trainees receive a monthly grant to cover their living and travel expenses.
Destinations - Mostly internships are based in Brussels or Luxembourg, but they can also be in other European cities, depending on the internship.
Application procedure - Every half year European institutions open the call for trainees to different departments. To find out more information about the deadlines and the procedure itself, check the website of the institution you are interested in.
Whom to contact? - For more information about all possible internships at European Institutions, check out this website.
Description - Eurodyssey is an exchange programme of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) which allows young job seekers aged between 18 and 30 to benefit from a traineeship placement abroad for a period from 3 to 7 months.
Whom is it for? - Young job seekers aged between 18 and 30 years old from the regions which are enrolled in this programme.
How long is it? - 3 to 7 months.
Scholarship - Trainees will either receive a grant or be paid a salary depending on how the Eurodyssée programme is run in the Region concerned.
Destinations - Countries which are the member of Assembly of European Regions.
Application procedure - You should create your Eurodyssée profile. With it, you will be able to apply to traineeships and follow all the steps and updates until you finish the traineeship. You can create your profile here.
Whom to contact? - For more information contact the secretariat of your region. You can find it here.