Erasmus Placement & Internship

Erasmus placement

The Erasmus+ programme, which is financed by the European Commission, makes it possible for you to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship for practical training (Erasmus placement) and ex-jobs, for a minimum of 60 days up to 12 months.

You can go abroad more than once as an Erasmus student during your studies. You can get scholarships for studies and/or traineeship for a maximum amount of twelve months per study level, that is to say twelve months each on bachelor, master and doctorate level. You could for example get scholarships for four months of traineeship or ex-job and six months of exchange studies during your master and still have the possibility to study abroad with a scholarship for a whole year during your PhD level.

Read more about the conditions set up by the EU-commission for the Erasmus+ programme in the Erasmus Student Charter.

Countries, Subject Areas and Placements

The approved countries are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Croatia and Turkey. The islands and territories outside Europe (for ex Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Reunion, Azores and Madeira) and other territories associated within EU can be approved.

The placement scholarship is not affiliated to a specific subject area; therefore all students who meet the criteria are entitled to apply for a scholarship. You need to arrange your placement (traineeship/internship) yourself in any of the countries listed above. There are a few exceptions in terms of placement, see below. Please note that it is not possible to apply for a placement scholarship if you do your traineeship/internship at any of the following places.

  • European Union institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies;
  • Organizations managing EU programmes, for example national agencies that distributes ERASMUS+ funding to universities.
  • Universities that are funded mainly by EU funding

Internship

An internship is a learning experience for a student before actually stepping out in the world of high work load. It helps the student to receive mentorship, supervision and training but more valuable is the knowledge gained from the experience. Good grades and extracurricular activities are looked upon favorably by employers but they are not enough. According to the 2001 Job Outlook Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers say that the perfect candidate is a graduate who brings relevant work experience to the table. This experience is mostly gained through internships.

An internship is surely a way to add value to your CV and to get foot in the door with a potential employer, but internships also:

  • Provide an opportunity to get a ‘test-drive’ of the career you have chosen.
  • It also helps in getting the gist of different fields, if the chosen internship is not your actual career option.
  • It helps students to learn things on a broader perspective and also helps to put theoretical learning into practice.
  • Today, to build up a good career is not just based upon getting good grade in your chosen field but it is actually about how much you can implement from what all you have learn and what work experience you have already have even if your grades are not all that flashy. So, internships are a great approach to get that required work experience.
  • By doing an internship, students can build their professional network which can be invaluable in today’s job search.

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. offers internship opportunities to young Germans aged over 18 years old in the following fields:

  • Social media & SEO (fluency in German and English language is required, graduates of journalism studies are welcome to apply)
  • Translating texts and articles from English to German and vice versa (graduates of English language/literature or translation are welcome to apply)
  • Event & Project Management (graduates of event and project management studies are welcome to apply)
  • Graphic & Web design
  • Photography & Film making
  • Fundraising & Sponsoring (excellent communication and writing skills)

If you want to apply for an internship, please send an application with following documents to our email address.

  • curriculum vitae
  • certificates of previous apprenticeship, school or studies
  • motivation letter