What is AIESEC?
AIESEC, the world’s largest student organization, is the international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential to activate leadership so as to have a positive impact on society.
In addition to providing over 7,700 leadership positions and delivering over 470 conferences to our membership of over 35,000 students, AIESEC also runs an exchange program that enables over 5,500 students and recent graduates the opportunity to live and work in another country. AIESEC is present in 107 countries and territories worldwide.
What kind of Traineeships does AIESEC offer?
AIESEC offers the following traineeships: Development Traineeship, Educational Traineeship, Management Traineeship and Technical Traineeship.
What is a Management Traineeship (MT)?
The students and/or professionals have the opportunity to work in a company, NGO, government, university or other organization and will spend the majority of his/her time working in areas related to management. These areas may include finance, accounting, marketing, project management,organizational management or human resources.
What is a Development Traineeship (DT)?
The students and/or professionals have the opportunity to work in a company, NGO,government, university or organization and will spend the majority of his/her time working in areas related to community development issues. These areas may include children’s rights, environmental issues,education, rural development and entrepreneurship.
What is an Educational Traineeship (ET)?
The students and/or professionals have the opportunity to work in a company, NGO, government, university or organization and will spend the majority of his/her time working in areas related to information technology or engineering projects. These areas may include general teaching and linguistic teaching traineeships.
What is a Technical Traineeship (TT)?
The students and/or professionals have the opportunity to work in a company, NGO, government, university or organization and will spend the majority of his/her time working in areas related to information technology or engineering projects. These areas may include web development and management, software development and programming, system analysis and design, network management and database management. Technical skills, experience and expertise are required to participate in this type of traineeship
Who can participate?
How to apply?
What happens after I send the application form and the CV?
If you pass the resume review, you will be called for an individual interview. The interview process is designed to screen at a basic level for your suitability to participate in a cross-cultural traineeship exchange program. Once accepted onto the program, you will gain access to AIESEC’s international database of traineeships and preparation services.
In order to ensure the quality of the candidates AIESEC is sending abroad, and the quality of your international experience, you must attend the modules of cultural preparation for your traineeship. You are subject to be rejected from a Traineeship Program at any point, if you are not meeting the requirements.
Do I have to pay enrollment fee for participation?
Yes, the enrollment fee for participation depends on the traineeship you chose. For Development Traineeship the participant pays 150 USD. For other traineeships: Management, Educational and Technical the EP pays 250 USD. While signing the contract intern is paying 50USD for deposit fee and this amount will not be reimbursed. The rest is paid after the intern is accepted by the company.
Do I get a salary for traineeships?
The salary is paid during the traineeships only for MT, ET and TT. The salary is paid to interns so that they can live in the country and cover their basic expenses including accommodation food, transportation and basic reception activities for the duration of their internship. Yet the salary is not intended to cover travel, tourist holiday expenses. And the participant mostly does not get a salary if he/she has applied for a DT (development traineeship).
What is the duration of traineeships?
Every AIESEC internship has minimum duration of 6-8 weeks and a maximum duration 78 weeks. The duration of the internship depends on the organization providing the internship. Usually the DTs are from 8 to 12 weeks. For professional traineeships like MT, ET and TT the minimum stay is a half year and the maximum is one and a half year. The duration overall depends on the traineeship type you choose.
When do the traineeships start?
The starting date of a traineeship depends on the availability and the status of the traineeship/program.
Are the accommodation and/or food included in the traineeship?
The accommodation and/or food are mainly provided during the DT programs, because they are non-paid traineeships. For paid traineeships like MT, TT and ET the accommodation and the food are covered by the exchange participant him/herself.
During not all DT programs the accommodation and food come together. Sometimes the program covers only the accommodation. All these points are discussed during the “matching” process.
Where do I stay during the traineeship?
If you are taking a DT, you might be staying either in a host family, hostel, apartment with other Exchange Participants. If you are taking paid traineeships like MT, TT and ET, the place you will stay at is your own choice, because you will be paying for it.
Who takes care of the “matching” process?
Each exchange participant (EP) is assigned to an EP manager, who is responsible for finding the desired program and promoting the EP.
Who is responsible for visa/work permit?
Intern is responsible to take care of his/her own visa processes and expenses. After the intern is informed about the official start date of the internship the host AIESEC country representative must provide all the necessary documents required for visa/work permit. Interns must review the visa/work permit regulations for the host country prior to purchasing the ticket to travel to the host country.
Does AIESEC pay for travel and Visa expenses?
NO, AIESEC NEVER pays for the travel and visa expenses of the intern. Intern should take care of the travel expenses to and from the country of origin, as well as for the all visa expenses.
Which countries can I go to for an internship?
AIESEC has representations in more than 107 countries in the world, and intern has the possibility to have internship in all these counties. The availability of the internship in any specific country depends on the organization and the period of time.
However, because the competitive and reality, this recruitment we just only focus on the following countries and kinds of Traineeship:
If you have any further concern, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be glad to answer your questions.
For more information about AIESEC International, please visit: www.aiesec.org