International Internship - IAESTE, Luxembourg [Closed]
OrganizerThe International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience(University)
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Eligibility Undergrad Level,Grad Level,Postgrad Level
Type of Opportunity Internship/TrainingTags
Published OnDecember 3, 2011
What is IAESTE: - The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE, http://www.iaeste.org) is an association of national committees representing academic, industrial and student interests. The Association was founded in January 1948 at Imperial College, London. IAESTE is an independent, not-for-profit, non-political organization in operational and consultative relationship with several agencies of United Nations. It has presently grown to include over 84 countries. Annually, IAESTE exchanges more than 6,000 students world wide. The Indian chapter of IAESTE is located at Karunya University (http://www.karunya.edu/iaeste/index.html)
About Internship Program: – IAESTE training placements are available in industrial and commercial organizations, research institutes, laboratories and academic institutions covering a wide range of disciplines in Engineering & Technology, Natural Sciences and other allied subjects including Economics, Commerce, Management and English. The internships usually last 8-12 weeks between June-December.
The program works on the principle of reciprocity where each country hosts as many foreign students for internships as many it sends from home country to other countries. For example, if IAESTE India chapter is able to sign MoU with different corporates, research labs, and academic institutes in India to provide internship to say 40 foreign students, then 40 students from India can be provided with an internship in other countries. Needless to say the competition is fierce. Last year around 25 Indian students from Karunya University, IITs, NITs, JNTU, AISSMS, Pune, and other institutes had gone to Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Iran, Mexico, Oman, Portugal, Syria, Thailand and U.K for their internships.
Who can apply through this program: –
You can apply for an IAESTE placement provided you are:
- Currently enrolled in an Indian institution as a full-time student of Engineering, Natural Sciences and others like Economics, Commerce, Languages and Agriculture or related fields.
- An undergraduate usually in your penultimate year of study and over the age of 19 (although final year students are sometimes placed). Students in their first year cannot apply. This is because IAESTE employers always require a student who has completed at least 2 years of their course.