FAQ - Interns

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Information about Accounts and Registration


I am a student, how do I create an account?

To create a new account, go to the top-right corner of the website and click on the “Sign in” button:

Once you have clicked on the button, you will be asked to create an account. Choose the “I’m looking for an internship” option (intern’s account), fill in all necessary fields and start searching for offers.

When I try to login there is a message saying “The username xxxxxx has not been activated or is blocked” and I cannot login. How should I solve this issue?

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 the Spam folder.

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.

I don’t remember my password or I cannot access to my account. What should I do?

In order to reset the password, first click on the "Login" button located in the top-right corner of the website and then in the "Forget your password?"link

You will then be asked to submit your email address linked to your account and confirm it by clicking the "Email new password" button.

You will receive an email with the subject "Replacement login information for..." that starts with the following text:

"A request to reset the password for your account has been made at ERASMUSINTERN. You may now log in by clicking this link or copying and pasting it to your browser:..."

By clicking on the link, you will be redirected to a page on the ErasmusIntern platform that will allow you to log in using a one-time login for your account:

Once you have clicked on the "Log in" button, you will be able to set up a new password for your account.


Information about Internships


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.

How do I apply for an internship?

Students that have their profile visible and filled completely are eligible to apply for internships meanwhile they are online (and the deadline has not been reached). The "Apply" button is located always under the logo of the company in the internship page and it is visible or fully filled, will be displayed to the users.

If the button is not there and the internship is still active, please check that you are logged in or if your profile is filled with the requested information under your profile page.

What if the company ask me for a fee to do the internship?

Even in cases where the company is legit, it goes against our policy that recruiters ask for fees to interns to apply for their internships, so the company will be banned and their traineeships unpublished.

If you consider that the offer is legit, you agree with their conditions and want to proceed with them you can continue communicating with them on your own if you already have their contact details.However, emphasize here that we highly disapprove organisations that ask interns for money in order to complete the application process and ErasmusIntern.org takes no responsibility in case of fraud.

Reporting an internship.

If you think that there are some issues about the internship we should be aware of, do not hesitate to report it to us by sending us an email.

Review your internship.

Once your internship has finished, either your internship was excellent or bad, we aim the students to rate their internships anonymously by using the new rating system as a result of the CAPQI project. Thanks to this, the review of the students is added in a global database that will show this rating not only in ErasmusIntern.org but also in other internship portals that uses the CAPQI tools.

Soon you will be able to find a button to review your internship in "Your applications" page but in the meantime you can submit a review following this link.

If you want to read more about this, please read also the chapter "Quality Internships and Rating system" in this FAQ document.


Other questions


Can you help me with the accommodation?

Unfortunately, ErasmusIntern does not provide accommodation service. Nevertheless, we can suggest you a few sites that may help you find a place to stay during your internship. If you are an ESNcard holder you can benefit from some discounts when booking in these webs:

Do you also offer grants?

Unfortunately we do not provide any kind of grants. ErasmusIntern.org is just a platform where recruiters post their offers and interns apply.


Quality Internships and Review System


What is the European Quality Charter of Internships and Apprenticeships?

The European Quality Charter of Internships and Apprenticeships is an initiative of the European Youth Forum that lays basic quality principles for internships and apprenticeships to become a valuable and quality experience across Europe focused on three main aspects: education, rights, and remuneration. If you want to know more about the project, please visit our dedicated page.

What is CAPQI?

CAPQI (Collective Awareness Platforms for Quality Internships) is an European KA2 project that aims to support students and graduates transition from education to the labour market by creating transparency on the internship programmes of employers in Europe and by creating tools to empower these intermediaries in the quality check of the internships.

If you want to know more about the project, please visit the CAPQI project website.

Why is there a label next to the internship rating the employer?

One of the tools that the CAPQI project has developed is a rating system that will help other students in their internship search. This rating system is based on quality indicators and key performance indicators common for the internships and the companies that, globally, will give a total rate of the internship performed and will be displayed among other ratings of the same company.

I had a bad experience during my internship. Should I review it?

Of course. We encourage students to evaluate their experience during their internships in all the cases, regardless of the result of the review. Either your experience was fantastic or very bad, we want to know your opinion and see your review.

Why is important to rate the internship once is finished?

The aim of rating internships is to create transparency on the internship programmes and improve the quality of the internships in Europe. By having a rating system, students can know how good can be the experience of doing an internship in a certain company or institution. Once the student have finished its internship, we will encourage him/her to contribute to this rating system as well. He/she will be helping other students that may apply to the same internship in the future.


Erasmus+ Programme


General questions about the application process


Can I apply if my home country is not part of the Participating Countries list?

Applicants from non Programme Countries who want to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme should contact directly with the Office of International Relations of their university to be informed about the procedure and requirement to participate in the Erasmus+ programme or any other funding programme that their university or country have available.

Can I apply if my receiving country is not part of the Participating Countries list?

Applicants who want to do an internship that takes place in a non Programme Country should contact directly with the Office of International Relations of their university to be informed about the procedure and requirement to participate in the Erasmus+ programme or any other funding programme that their university or country have available.

Can I apply if I’m not enrolled at university?

If you intend to do an internship as a recent graduate, please bear in mind that you need to apply for an Erasmus+ grant while you're still enrolled at your university and the internship must take place within the first year after you finished your studies.

If you are unsure whether you are still eligible to apply or not, you can contact the Office of International Relations of your University.

Can I apply for an internship even if I am not eligible to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme?

Should you were not eligible for the Erasmus+ grant, you are by all means welcome to create a profile and start applying for internships. You should bear in mind, however, that many of the internships offered at ErasmusIntern.org are unpaid, as recruiters rely on the Erasmus+ grant as the primary source of internship funding. Still, we encourage you to apply for the offers that you find interesting and try to find an alternative source of covering your expenses during your internship abroad. You can consult the International Relations Office at your university for more information about funding programmes that may be available for you.

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.

You can read more about the general guidelines on how to use the Learning Agreement in this pdf document.