Applications are possible using the following website: Internship possibilities – You can find detailed information about the application process there!
Please only apply if you fit all criteria mentioned in the internship and you have a verified profile on our Exchange Platform!
Make sure you are available for a phone call after the application in case we have some questions!
Your IAESTE Exchange Team
STEPS TO YOUR INTERNSHIP
Register your account and create a profile
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
Application and ranking
When your documents are 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. You can read more about it in the Ranking Rules.
If you have more points than your competitors and you meet the qualification requirements for the internship, then you will be nominated, after phone confirmation from us, for that internship position.
GET WORKING EXPERIENCE IN ONE OF OVER 80 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.
JOBRAISING 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.
GENERAL WORK Cooperation by IAESTE is characterized by engagement by IAESTE projects and 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.
INCOME 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.
DEPOSIT We take a deposit of EUR 300. 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.
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.
Completed years of study (CYOS)
Your completed years of study are 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.
Please only apply for internships where your amount of completed years of study (CYOS) is equal to or higher as the amount of CYOS required by the internship!! Students with matching amount of CYOS will be ranked first, then applications of students with more CYOS than required are being reviewed. Applications from students with insufficient CYOS will not be takent into account.
Example : You are a Master Student with a total of 190 ECTS. Following our list, you have 3 CYOS. You should apply for internships where 3 CYOS are required. You can also apply for internships where 2, 1 or 0 CYOS are required, but applicants matching the required CYOS will be reviewed before. If you apply for an internship with 4 or 5 required completed years, your application will not be taken into account.
Register account and create profile
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).
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 (300€) 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.
Important information concerning the current COVID19 crisis!
IAESTE Austria and its local committees are looking forward to send you again to all our member countries!
At the moment there are no pandemic related regulations. Should this change, you can find more information here.
Please note: Do not rely solely on the information and please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before leaving Austria!