An AIESEC internship is a practical working and learning experience for the intern to develop academic knowledge and professional skills. Every internship should aim to provide the intern with the following:
The internship cannot aim to:
From 6 to 72 weeks. You’re defining your preferences. Development and Educational Internships are usually rather short term (2-3 months) and Management and Technical Internships rather long term (6 months – 1 year or longer).
Internships are opened during the whole year. Based on the available internships you decide where and for how long you want to go. It is though recommended to apply for internship to AIESEC when you want to leave within the next 6 months. The minimum time for application, preparation etc. is usually 3 to 4 months.
AIESEC is present in 110 countries. However, the number of internships available in a country varies strongly. Currently we mainly offer internships in South America, South East Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. These are the regions which offer you most opportunities!
The number of internships depend on you. You may participate in the internship program up to a maximum period of 36 months abroad (e.g. 12×6-weeks internships, 2×72-weeks internships)
Yes. In this case contact the national team directly . After looking through your case, next steps will be defined.
In this case contact directly the national team. After looking through your case, we can see if there is the possibility for you to go for internship.
Yes. Excellent English is required from all of our interns. We don’t need any certificates, but communication has to be smoothly. Additionally some particular internship offers might require more languages.
Depends. You can be paid normal salary (each country has defined minimum salary, so that you could effort normal living condition – accommodation, transportation, food). You can have also smaller wages and additional benefits e.g. flat. Some internships are not paid at all but accommodation and food should be provided. More details you’ll find in particular types of internship description.
The recruitment process might vary from one to another local office (so called Local Committee). In general it consists of:
After being selected for the exchange program the following steps need to be taken in order to go on an internship:
Each exchange participant needs also to participate in:
AIESEC in your country is responsible for:
AIESEC in the country you’re going to is responsible for:
This depends on the Local Committee. In most cases there’s no obligation, nevertheless we highly recommend you to be involved, as this gives you much better understanding of the organization, including database trends, internal procedures, etc. It usually also makes it easier for you to get an internship.
AIESEC provides its members with an integrated development experience comprised of leadership opportunities, international internships and participation in a global learning environment. You can find more information in other sides of Student section:
The best way to check concrete opportunities is to ask your Local Committee, as different projects and teams are working in different periods of the year and, again, vary from one place to another.
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