An ERASMUS internship might be the perfect opportunity to widen your horizon and gain professional know-how in another European country.
Take the initiative and find your internship! Here are the steps to fulfill your dream.
- Make sure that you know what internship you are looking for. Attention, the minimum time to spend is eight weeks.
- Prepare a clearly arranged, competitive CV. To get help, click here.
- Get in touch with the organization you want to work with.
- Don't give up after your first try. It sometimes takes patience and strength to find the perfect option for you
- Once you have found an internship, you should contact the international department which occupies all ERASMUS programs at your home university to apply for the ERASMUS scholarship (the amount depends on the country you choose)
For more general information on the nature and basics of an ERASMUS internship, click here.
I, myself, am a law student in Vienna, Austria and was looking for an alternative internship outside of law firms and governmental institutions during summer 2014. I knew beforehand that I was looking for an NGO that works around the European Union and soon found the organization “European Movement” in Estonia. I send a request along with my CV and got a response as well as the possibility to have a “Skype interview”. Luckily I was accepted. It turned out to be a wonderfully fulfilling experience. Carrier wise it gave me lots of perspective and clarity in what path seems right for me and personally it was equally enriching. I was exposed to a completely new culture and city, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia and got to meet lots of different people.
I would definitely recommend it at any times. Sometimes going out on a limb is really worth it. You might be surprised of how much you can learn about yourself within two months!
Article by Lisa Maria Weinberger