A professional internship is an exciting opportunity to gain relevant job experience for a young professional or a student. It may be in a form of unpaid (volunteer) work or a paid job supervised by an employer or a university.
Companies often offer unpaid internships and volunteering opportunities to young people who need practice in their area of expertise. In some cases, costs associated with internships can be covered by grants, including travel and boarding costs for an international internship.
Student’s goal and motivation as well as an established workplan are very important for a successful internship. After an internship period ends, students submit a report on their project work for evaluation to receive study credits from their universities.
International internships cater to students and young professionals in pursue of unique hands-on experience. By working together in a multicultural and multilingual team, students develop cooperation, communication and leadership skills as well as make valuable contribution to a local community.
International internships usually focus on the most important challenges of the modern society, namely environmental sustainability, healthcare, economic development, human rights, journalism, and art.