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Traineeships

Traineeships


Erasmus+ Programme supports traineeships for students such as work placement, internships and other practical experiences abroad.
The main aim of doing traineeship is to improve your communication, language and inter-cultural skills but also to acquire soft skills required by future employers and be well prepared to the labour market.


Can I take part?
• Students are enrolled in higher education institutions at Bachelor and Master level, as well as for doctoral candidates.
• It is possible to combine traineeships with a study period abroad.
• The Traineeship can carried out at any organisation with the exception of EU institutions, bodies and agencies.


Duration:
The traineeship abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months or from 3 to 12 months if combined with a study period.


Which organisations are eligible?
Non-academic organisations are eligible to host students on traineeships such as:
• a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);
• a public body at local, regional or national level;
• a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
• a research institute;
• a foundation;
• a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);
• a non-profit organisation, association, NGO;
•  a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;


Financial Support:
The financial support is identical to the grants received during mobility for studies.
Israeli students will receive a monthly grant up to €800 to €900.
International students vising Israel will receive a grant of €700 a month.
However, participating organisations always have the option to provide top up funds according to their willingness and sources.
It is important to note, some National Agencies for Erasmus+ in Programme Countries allow grants to be topped up between €100 to €200 per month.

 

Where to find traineeship opportunities?
You can find your own work placement on Erasmusintern.org
 

Recognition:
1. Your higher education institution and the receiving organisation must sign a Learning Agreement for Traineeships.
2. You receive Erasmus+ Student Charter, explaining your rights and obligations for the traineeship abroad.

After the Traineeship abroad:
3. The receiving organisation should send you and your higher education institution a Traineeship Certificate within five weeks after successful completion of the traineeship.
4. Your higher education institution must recognise your traineeship abroad, according to the commitments agreed upon in the learning agreement and without any further requirements.
5. If your higher education institution is in a Programme country, the information contained in the Traineeship Certificate should also be included in the Diploma Supplement.