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What is the Erasmus Internship Program


In this article, you’ll learn what is the Erasmus Internship program and it’s benefits




The Erasmus Internship Program is an amazing way to gain valuable work experience while still studying. Thousands of students from all over Europe participate in this program each year, which allows them to spend their time working at a local or international company or organization in their field of study. No matter whether the company is small or large, profit-oriented, or an NGO, the decision of where to take an internship is entirely up to you.

Program participants will have the chance to learn about different cultures, lifestyles, and languages while making connections that could lead to future employment opportunities. In addition, students who complete an internship through this program may be eligible for financial aid from their university or home country government.

Living and working in a foreign country not only broadens horizons but also helps to develop intercultural communication skills. Secondly, during internships, students have the opportunity to make valuable connections that could potentially lead to future job opportunities. The experience gained through the Erasmus Internship Program can be an impressive addition to the resumes, making them more attractive to potential employers.

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How to Apply for the Erasmus ?

Applying for the Erasmus Internship Program is an exciting opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain valuable international experience and enhance their professional skills. The point of contact for program participation is the International Relations Office at your university. Application process typically mirrors that of other exchange programs, but it may vary slightly based on the specific requirements of individual educational institutions. To begin, aspiring participants are usually required to complete an online application form, which includes your CV/Resume and Cover Letter, proof of education (transcripts), and proof of language proficiency (if applicable). This form serves as a comprehensive platform to gather essential information about the applicant, such as personal details, educational background, and contact information.


Post-Graduation Participation

Graduates are eligible to apply for the Erasmus Internship Program within a certain timeframe after their graduation. This window of opportunity provides you with the chance to put your freshly acquired knowledge into practice in a real-world setting. Immportant to note that Applications need to be submitted before the end of your entire university studies. The competition can be fierce, so make sure your application stands out by highlighting your skills, experiences, and enthusiasm.


What to Expect During the Program ?

If your Erasmus Internship Program application procedure was successful, later on, you will be working with an international team in Europe. You will be given challenging tasks that match your field of study, skills, and interests, as well as support from your manager throughout the duration of your internship.

Your working hours are flexible but must include at least 15 hours per week (5 days). Your salary will depend on where you are based, keep in mind that most of the internships are unpaid.

To make the most of their Internship Program experience, participants should focus on developing their skills and gaining relevant work experience. Internships provide a hands-on learning environment, allowing students to work on tasks that interest them while learning from experienced professionals. Building a network of contacts during this time can also open doors to future career opportunities.


ERASMUS Internship Program Scholarship Sizes & Country Insights

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📚 Discover valuable information about internship scholarship sizes in each country. 

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  • Scholarship size 750 €/month
  • Scholarship size 690 €/month


Tips for a Successful Erasmus Internship:

As you prepare for your Erasmus Internship Program, here are some tips that will help you make the most of your experience:

Developing skills and experience: Internships are one of the most effective ways to develop new skills and gain experience. You’ll have the opportunity to work on tasks that interest you, learn from other experienced professionals in your field, and build up a network of contacts who can help further your career after graduation.

Networking: Your time abroad gives you an opportunity to meet people from around Europe -and maybe even further afield!  Networking is an important part of any job search; many companies recruit internationally so it’s good practice to get out there while studying abroad (or while at home).

Making the most out of your time abroad: If possible try not only doing what was planned but also exploring other opportunities such as volunteering or internships outside of class hours which may lead to something else entirely !

Learn the Language: While many international workplaces use English as the primary language, learning some basics of the local language will be immensely helpful. It shows respect to the locals and can facilitate communication both at work and in daily life. There are language courses available in most host countries, so take advantage of them to improve your language skills.

Travel and Explore: Take advantage of your time in Europe to explore neighboring countries and cities during weekends or holidays. Traveling will allow you to discover more about different cultures, historical landmarks, and stunning landscapes.



In conclusion, the Erasmus Internship Program is a fantastic opportunity for European students to gain international work experience while studying. With the chance to learn about different cultures, develop new skills, and build lasting connections, participants will return home with an enriched perspective on both their academic and personal lives. The experience gained through the program can be a stepping stone to a successful career and a source of cherished memories for years to come.

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