15 essential answers about Internships in Europe
- Why study abroad programs?
- What if things go wrong?
- What type of person succeeds best in an internship?
- Must I be majoring in the same field as the internship I apply for?
- What is not covered in the program fee?
- When are the programs held?
- Can I stay longer than 3 months?
- How good must I be at German, French or Spanish to do an internship in Bonn, Paris or Madrid?
- What are the basic qualifications for applying?
- How much work will it involve in the internship program?
- Is there any chance of being paid for the internship work?
- How are internships assessed?
- Who makes the transatlantic travel arrangements?
- When will I find out where I will be working?
- What about the social life?
Why study abroad programs?
As we move into the 21st century, globalization is one of the key professional concepts. There is a need for people to people cross-cultural understanding In today's global market employers are not just looking for applicants with professional experience. They are looking for applicants with proffessional experience in an international setting.
- You will learn how to be flexible and adaptable
- You will increase your competence
- You will have the opportunity to network internationally
- You will learn how to market yourself
- You will learn a new language and culture
- You will probably have the time of your life
What if things go wrong?
One variable that no one can foresee is how well the various individuals concerned in the program will get along. If there is a clash of personalities or other serious problems, an alternative program on the same field will be offered after mediation by the program's site director. It is the student's responsibility to let the director know of any concerns.
It is essential that you understand that European Internships guarantees to provide you with the program placement in your chosen field that most closely matches your needs, skills, and wishes. However, this can only be the framework It is up to you to build on that framework and to create, with the active and enthusiastic but realistic support of your supervisor, the kind of experience you are seeking.
What type of person succeeds best in an internship?
The most important attributes are motivation, cooperation, open mindedness, flexibility and a willingness to become involved.
Must I be majoring in the same field as the internship I apply for?
Not necessarily. There are some internships where enthusiasm and willingness overcome any lack of background knowledge.
What is not covered in the program fee?
Airfare, daily commuting, accommodation, insurance, and personal expenses.
When are the programs held?
Throughout the year.
Can I stay longer than 3 months?
Yes, you can. We can help you with the paperwork for the extension of your Visa. The price is $450.
How good must I be at German, French or Spanish to do an internship in Bonn, Paris or Madrid?
It depends on the program but in most of the cases with a beginner level is enough.
What are the basic qualifications for applying?
Anybody who is interested in a training program that will enhance the academic or career interests.
How much work will it involve in the internship program?
20 hours per week is the requirement. However hours vary from organization to organization.
Is there any chance of being paid for the internship work?
Honorarium (usually pocket money) and depends on the sector. There are sectors where you don´t receive any payment.
How are internships assessed?
Your internship supervisor will submit an evaluation of your work performance.
Who makes the transatlantic travel arrangements?
Each student is responsible for making his or her own travel arrangements.
When will I find out where I will be working?
Placing a student will take a maximum of 1 month.
What about the social life?
You will have plenty of opportunities through a network of social activities and leisure options provided by us to make friends and enjoy yourself.