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LOOKING FOR AN INTERNSHIP

Applying for internships

How do I apply for the ErasmusIntern program?

ErasmusIntern is not an internship program. It is a platform where you can find internship opportunities and apply for them.

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How do I find an internship?

All the current available internship opportunities are listed on the ErasmusIntern.org website. We recommend that you visit the website frequently to find the newest opportunities available and to create a profile in order to apply for any opportunity that you find suitable for your profile.

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Grants

I am not European, but I would like to apply for an internship with an Erasmus+ grant, is it possible?

The Erasmus+ Traineeship grant programme is available for any person studying a full degree programme in Europe and who is looking to conduct an internship in another European country. Erasmus+ Traineeship grants are not available for persons conducting an exchange semester or year in Europe.

In case you’re not a full-degree student in Europe we recommend you to be in touch with your university's International or Employment Office in order to request more information about the opportunities available for the students at your specific University.

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I am not a student anymore, can I still apply for the Erasmus+ program?

The Erasmus+ Traineeship grant programme is only available for persons who at the moment of applying for the grant are enrolled in studies at a European university. The opportunity is unfortunately not available in case you already have graduated from your study programme.

We would in any case recommend you to contact your previous university's International or Employment Office as they might be able to give you more information about possible opportunities for persons that have already graduated.

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Account

How do I create my profile to apply for internships?

First of all you have to create an account by pressing the pink “Sign Up” button on the top, right hand side of the page.

Then you should select that you are “Looking for an internship”.

Once you have registered you will receive an email with a confirmation link. Note that the email might be in the Spam folder.

Once you’ve confirmed your account you can log in and enter your profile page:

There you fill the white fields to complete your profile.

After, you will have to apply to the available offers.

Note that you need to fill in your profile so it will become visible to the public and you will be able to apply for any internship.

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When I try to log in there is a message saying “The username xxxxxx has not been activated or is blocked” and i can not log in, how do I solve it?

This error is due to the fact that you have not yet confirmed your account through the email sent to you. Please check your email account, including Spam filter.

If you are sure you did not get an email and that the email address you have provided is correct, please contact us and we will try to solve the issue for you.

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OFFERING AN INTERNSHIP

Profile

I have an available position, how do I get an intern? // How is it working? // What is ErasmusIntern and how is it working?

The ErasmusIntern.org website is a free web platform where companies, organizations and institutions can post their internship offers. You can easily create a company/organization/institution profile on the website and post here all your available internship opportunities. On the platform itself you can also search for suitable applicant candidates, contact them and suggest them to apply for your internships. The platform is completely free of charge for both students and companies/organisations/institutions.

The Erasmus Student Network takes care of the promotion of the platform among its members hence ensuring a constant pool of talented students looking for internships.

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How do we post an internship offer?

First you need to create an account for your company/organization/institution by clicking the pink “Sign Up” button on the top, right hand side of the page.

Then select “I want to offer an Internship”.

Once you have registered you will receive an email with a confirmation link. Note that the email might be in the Spam folder.

Once you’ve confirmed your account you can log in and enter your profile page:

Complete your company/organization/institution profile by filling in the white fields. The more information that is available about your company/organization/institution, the more candidates you will have for your internship offers.

Once you’re done editing your company/organization/institution profile you need to proceed to creating the internship offer by clicking on “Add Internship”.

And fill the form.

Once this is done simply click on “save and publish”. Your internship offer will after this be automatically published on the website. Note that you can at any moment come back and edit the offers.

Now you can wait to receive applications or suggest students to apply for it.

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How do I edit my offers?

You can edit your internship offers here:

http://erasmusintern.org/portal/recruiter/traineeships

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My account is not active yet, how can I activate it?

All new accounts need to be confirmed through the email sent to the email address you registered with. Please check your email account, including Spam filter

If you are sure you did not get an email and that the email address you have provided is correct, please contact us and we will try to solve the issue for you.

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Schools

Can we apply for internships in the name of our students?

Unfortunately not. All students need to create a profile on the platform and themselves apply for the internships that they find interesting. We suggest you encourage your students to register on our platform and use it actively when searching for suitable internships.

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Administrative Issues

Which are the requirements to host an Erasmus+ trainee?
This depends on the agreement from the intern's university. The universities provide the learning agreement and normally they deal with the administration process of the Erasmus+ programme.

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What is the Learning Agreement?

It is a document that specifies the formation plan that the intern will follow during the internship period. It should be provided by the intern.

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Can I accept a student from a non-European country?
Yes, the platform encourages all international and national internship opportunities.

Note though that only students studying a full degree in Europe are entitled to apply for an Erasmus+ Traineeship grant. In case you select students who don’t study in Europe you need to ensure that the students have the necessary financial and other support (eg. visa and other permits) in order to conduct the internship. The ErasmusIntern.org platform is unfortunately not able to support with this type of assistance.

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What are the administrative obligations between us, the intern and the university and what should I know about the learning agreement that should be signed?
This depends on the agreement of the intern's university. They are the ones providing the learning agreement and normally they are who deal with the administration process of the Erasmus+ program.

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Getting an intern: The process

How soon after publishing an offer can I expect to host an intern?

The company/organization/institution together with the selected student need to define the exact starting date of the internship.

In case the student is to benefit from an Erasmus+ Traineeship grant you might need to reserve some time for the administrative work. The University of the selected student may set its own timeframes for the admission of Erasmus+ Traineeship grants.

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How do I get in contact with the students?

When you have “Accepted” a student who has applied for your internship you will be able to review their full profile, including contact details. You’re welcome to freely contact the students in order to schedule interviews and other possible tests prior to the final selection.

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Do we need to be in direct contact with the University of the selected student?

Not necessarily. The selected student should be able to provide all the necessary information in order to conduct the internship. In case needed though, students can always approach their universities Erasmus+ contact persons for more information.

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Do you still have more questions?

Contact us.