Start your Adventure!
Below you’ll find detailed information how the summer system to apply for internships works – please read and follow them carefully!
1) Log in to your Exchange Platform profile (https://iaeste.smartsimple.ie
2) Search for internships in the ‘Available’ Offers section.
The internship should match closely your field of studies.
The deadline for nomination should be at least 7 days ahead of the current date.
3) Once you found an internship that suits you, please fill the form reachable via the link below.
4) You will get notified via mail within few days about the outcome of your application.
Please note – you can only apply for one internship at a time. Once you submitted an application you have to wait until your application has been processed by the Exchange Team and only in case your application was not successful you can apply again for another internship.
Some more important information – please read:
Your study level is determined by the amount of ECTS credits you obtained (only credits listed in your transcript will be taken into account, you can update your transcript anytime you receive more credits). In case you do more than one study in parallel, your studies with most credits will be used to determine your study level, 10% of credits for other studies will be added in case you provide the according transcripts.
Only apply for internships matching your study level!
In case your study level is too high, all students with matching study level will be ranked ahead of you. In case your study level is too low, your application is denied automatically . See the list below to determine your study level (credits from BSc and MSc studies are added together):
Beginner: < 81 ECTS ( until ~ middle of BSc studies)
Middle: 75 – 189 ECTS (from middle to end of BSc studies)
End: > 180 ECTS (MSc studies, PhD)
For Example you have 79 ECTS, then you can apply for internships for Beginner and Middle study level.
You can apply for 1 internship at a time and you have to wait for your application to be processed and only in case it is unsuccessfull you can apply again.
You can use the comment section to provide more details, eg. in case your study field does not match the required one, to explain why you are qualified. Also in case additional qualifications are demanded by the employer, this is your opportunity to convice us, that you have what it takes – so make use of it!
Make sure you are reachable via mail the next few days after filling the form. In case you get nominated we will message you within few days (you will also be notified in case your application is unsuccessful). The message will include important informations including deadlines which you have to meet!
Your application is a binding decision. If you apply for an internship, receive our mail and do not send in the required documents within the deadline, you will be banned from further nominations for at least four weeks!
You need to have a verified profile on our Exchange Platform prior to using this form. In case you have no profile so far, you can find more information about how to create one further down below.
Your IAESTE Exchange Team
3 Steps to your Internship
After the registration in our exchange tool you can provide your dates (without obligations) and create your profile. The following documents should be uploaded (as PDF):
- Resume (CV) in english
- Record transcript in english
- Study enrollment confirmation or degree certificate
- English-Language Test Certificate – IAESTE is offering language tests
- Additional certificates
Within the creation of your profile it is necessary to allocate yourself one of our Lokalkomitees. In case there is no IAESTE local committee at your university or you are attending university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule), it is normally the closest committee which is competent.
After complete upload of all required documents, click until the end of the confirmation-deadline on the „Send“ button. Then we will check your documents and following we will activate your account for signing in for internship offers.
If you are not sure about the appropriateness of your documents, feel free to stop by at your local committee during consulting hours where we will gladly assist you (see at bottom).Exchange Tool Profile Creation Guide
When your documents are by us confirmed, you can sign up for any internship until the end of the enrollment-deadline. Because there are more applicants than job offers we are carrying out a ranking list according to points. In different parts of the year there are a different number of abroad internships. From experience, we know that the most internships are available in February
If you want do find out how points are given, you can read about it in the Ranking-Rules.Ranking-Rules
If you have more points than your competitors and you meet the qualification requirements for the internship, then you will be, after phone confirmation from us, for that intership position nominated. In order to pass on your enrollment in respective country, it is necessary to send us signed Intership agreement, motivation letter and proof of payment of the deposit fee (200€) to our account.
After your complete documents have arrived at our office and we have verified them we will send your application to respective country. Now your chosen employer proves your application. If the employer accepts your application you get the deposit back after writing a trainee report. If you are not accepted you get deposit and process fee back. You can now of course apply for another internship in the next round.
Get working experience in one of our 86 member countries!
An architect’s office in Spain, a research center in Argentina or a university in Japan, are just a few places IAESTE offers internships. Annually around 170 students take the chance to complete a study relevant internship.
Discover new cultures with IAESTE!
Traveling is the perfect opportunity to discover other cultures, get to know new people, gain experience and develop on a personal level. The acquisition of “Soft Skills” and the learning of new languages is also made possible through our exchange program over the last 70 years.
IAESTE is in Austria run voluntarily by students. Therefore will active work with IAESTE with bonus points awarded. With these points you can improve your ranking stand.
Bonus points can be gained either by Jobraising or/and by general work with IAESTE. The exact list can be found also at the Ranking-rules.
In return for your job abroad we find for one foreign Trainee one job in Austria. That means: the more jobs in Austria we organize the more jobs will be available overseas. Thereby you can support us between October and December. If you are interested in the jobraising then contact the jobraising project manager of your local committee.
Cooperation by IAESTE is characterized by engagement by IAESTE projects und regularily participation by IAESTE-meetings at local and national level. Further you can gain the points by cooperation by recruiting events, by taking over chairman or project manager position. To find out where exactly you can get the points ask at your local committee.
In general, all IAESTE internships are paid. IAESTE’s goal is to provide internships that pay as much as is required to survive in the country of internship. However, costs for getting there, tours, party, etc are not considered.
How much you earn in each country is very different due to the different standards of living. Some employers are also more generous than others.
We take a deposit of EUR 200. You will get it back as soon as you finish your internship. This deposit was introduced to prevent careless cancellations by students.
To be eligible to participate in an IAESTE abroad internship you must provide proof of your english language proficiency.
Besides internationally recognized language certificates with an oral test part, for example CEF, TOEIC or TOEFL there will be oral language examinations offered by local committees.
After you created your profile, you can take a IAESTE language test. To take one just write an e-mail to your IAESTE local committee.
The language tests will be provided by IAESTE free of charge. Therefore we keep the right to deny any internship for students that do not perceive any language terms.
International language certificates as well as our own language certificates are valid for an indefinite period.
Abroad stays during which you did not take any specific or classified language tests cannot be classified as IAESTE grade and therefore will be by us not recognized as language proficiency skills.
For IAESTE language certificate please contact:
LC Boku: firstname.lastname@example.org
LC Graz: Eventbrite or email@example.com
LC Innsbruck: firstname.lastname@example.org
LC Linz: email@example.com
LC Leoben: firstname.lastname@example.org
LC Salzburg: email@example.com
LC Vienna: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you register IAESTE will ask you to provide personal information. IAESTE Austria reserves the right to store this data (including passport number and date of issue, study progress (transcript), confirmation of enrollment, language skills, work experience, resume, cover letter, visa applications, photo, experience report, local committee membership and the name of my IAESTE supervisor ) and transmit it to the IAESTE organisation (Full Members, Associate Members, Co-operating Institution) of the target country, as well as the employer in the target country, in order to provide the services you request.
Any change in the data must be notified immediately.
After the end of your internship IAESTE Austria and their local committees are, until further noticed, entitled for statistical analysis and exchange of experience with applicants of the same host country or the same employer to save following data: Name, address, Student Nominated, Trainee Report and experience report.
Are the IAESTE internships free of charge?
Yes you must only pay a deposit in amount of EUR 200,– when awarded a job. This deposit will be paid back to you after your arrival from the internship.
I have already had an internship by IAESTE, can I apply for the second time?
Yes. However the students who are applying for the first time will be placed in front of you in the ranking.
Can I do my FH-Duty-internship by IAESTE?
You can participate as a FH Student at our internship. But actually we don’t put through any suitable FH-Duty-internship. But it can happen that your internship fits your study and other frame conditions.
What about Visa, work permit, etc.?
If you need a visa you must apply for it at your local embassy. Because IAESTE has worldwide a special status regarding to work permits and visas it is less bureaucratic than in the regular cases. Additional costs for visa must be covered by students themselves.
Do I need to be an IAESTE member in order to participate in internship program?
No. But by working at IAESTE you can get extra points to improve your ranking position.
I am only in the x semester of my studies; can I apply now for an IAESTE internship?
Indeed! Most of the internships are suitable for the middle and end of the studies but there are always more and more internship offers that are related to freshmen. So apply whatsoever.
I have already completed my studies. Can I still apply for an IAESTE internship?
Yes. You can apply within 1,5 year after your end of the studies.