- LAU offers to its students opportunities to International Internship for educational exchange as a mere service. International Internships do not form part of LAU’s academic educational cursus requirements, but are options that LAU’s students are free to voluntarily and independently elect to participate in.
- Although LAU has made every reasonable effort to obtain factual accuracy for information provided herein, no responsibility is assumed for editorial or content errors.
- The program promoted by the International Internships are not administered nor coordinated by LAU.
- LAU does not make any warranty, representation, statement or inducement, of any kind, expressed or implied with respect to the following:
- the International Internship and/or any aspect thereof, and
- the participation in the International Internships program, including perceived quality of the experiences or services rendered and the quality of the academic program.
- Participation in the International Internships shall be done at the student own personal risks and liability with respect to every aspect of such participation.
- LAU is not liable to the students or participants to the International Internships for their academic program in all their aspects or for benefits not provided thereby.
- LAU assumes no responsibility and disclaims any liability for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, cost or expense (personal, academic, financial, or other) suffered by students by reason of their participation in International Internship program.
AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. It is a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Its members are interested in world issues, leadership and management.
The organization spans 126 countries and territories and every aspect of AIESEC’s operations are managed by students and recent graduates. They have operated in this way since inception, making it uniquely “by students, for students”, for over 65 years. The global leadership teams are elected by the membership annually.
Through AIESEC network, students can:
- Volunteer abroad
- Intern abroad
- Leen Kalo: Local Committee Vice President of External Relations
- Rym Kalo: Local Committee Vice President of Customer Experience for Youth (outgoing exchange programs)
Intern Program in the US
Internship programs are designed to allow foreign college and university students or recent graduates to come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and to receive hands-on experience in U.S. business practices in their chosen occupational field.
Interns must be foreign nationals:
- Who are currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States; or
- Who have graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to their exchange visitor program start date.
Hosts are required to:·
- Sign a completed Form DS–7002 – Training/Internship Placement Plan (T/IPP) to verify that all placements are appropriate and consistent with the objectives of the interns as outlined in their program applications and as set forth in their T/IPPs. All parties involved in internship programs should recognize that interns are seeking entry-level training and experience. Accordingly, all placements must be tailored to the skills and experience level of the individual intern;
- Notify sponsors promptly of any concerns about, changes in or deviations from T/IPPs during training and internship programs and contact sponsors immediately in the event of any emergency involving trainees or interns;
- Abide by all federal, state and local occupational health and safety laws;
- Abide by all program rules and regulations set forth by the sponsors, including the completion of all mandatory program evaluations;
- Have sufficient resources, plant, equipment and trained personnel available;
- Provide continuous on-site supervision and mentoring by experienced and knowledgeable staff; and
- Ensure that interns obtain skills, knowledge, and competencies through structured and guided activities such as classroom training, seminars, rotation through several departments, on-the-job training, attendance at conferences and similar learning activities, as appropriate in specific circumstances.
Additional details are found here.
ErasmusIntern.org provides an integrated market place that aims at bringing together internship providers and students seeking an internship opportunity abroad.
ErasmusIntern.org is part of STORY project which is a project by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). ESN is a non-profit international student organization which mission is to represent international students by providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. ESN has more than 13.000 members in local sections all over Europe working on a volunteer base together with Higher Education Institutions and offering services to 180.000 students per year
The STORY project has been funded with support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. This project aims at improving the accessibility and quality of international internships, as well as at increasing the awareness on the existence of such opportunities for youth. In order to achieve this, a research on the subject was committed, and this online platform is being developed in order to enhance students’ international opportunities on the European job market.
ErasmusIntern.org provides a place where companies and organizations can publish their internship offers and search for interns, and where students that want to do an internship abroad can have their profiles, search and apply for internships vacancies.
United Nations Independent Internship Network (UNIIN)
The United Nations Independent Internship Network (UNIIN) endeavours to facilitate cooperation and communication between and amongst the United Nations and its organizations. UNIIN aspires to become an academic and social platform for young professionals interested in and connected to the UN
On a yearly basis, hundreds of interns and young professionals from all over the world are working at the United Nations and its organisations across the globe. With this in mind, UNIIN is committed to provide resources to help interns and young professionals engage with the issues that matter to them as well as assist in developing their careers within the UN system. As a non-profit organization, UNIIN is dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and the vital work conducted through the United Nations.
For more info visit: http://www.uniin.org/
Other Suggested Opportunities
- European Cultural Academy: internships in summer in Venice
- Universita Cattolica: internships in Milan
- Richmond, the American International University in London
- Sciences Po (For information, contact Christiane Schulz)
- Internships in Florence
- World Endeavors
World Endeavors offers international internship, volunteer, study, and customized group programs in 30 countries around the world. The goal for all of the programs is to provide authentic, culturally immersive experiences for the participants. This is achieved through home stays whenever possible, language training, and internship and volunteer placements in local organizations. The experienced on-site coordinators are local people, often born and raised in the city where the programs are based, and they offer expert knowledge of the program site as well as a local’s perspective on their country and culture.
Additional information about the programs:
Customized Group Programs
- Fundación Paraguaya
- Go Abroad: Chile