Over 200 companies in the EUNICE internship database

The EUNICE universities, including the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, offer an internship database for students to gain experience abroad.

EUNICE, the European University for Customised Education, provides the EUNICE International Internship Portal, a database for internships abroad in Europe. Students can choose from offers from over 200 companies and institutions to experience multicultural and multilingual work experiences abroad. Job postings are in English and not in the local language, which simplifies the search. By working in an international and culturally diverse context, interns not only learn new techniques and ways of working, but can improve their language skills and learn about foreign countries and cultures. These global skills prepare participants for the international job market. Davide Russo, a student at the University of Catania, gained experience abroad during a two-month internship at the Materia Nova company: the internship showed "what it means to be abroad and to communicate with people from other backgrounds, [...] as well as to understand what the future will look like after graduation," he said.

The participating companies benefit just as much from the internship database. On the platform, they can present themselves as an attractive employer and establish direct contact with students with the desired qualifications. In the work process, international interns not only diversify the workforce, but also enable companies to train the next generation of international professionals capable of meeting the challenges of the near future. Some of the companies advertise specific positions, while others offer a variety of opportunities and also accept unsolicited applications.

Companies that have registered in the EUNICE International Internship Portal can also take advantage of the cooperation with EUNICE partner universities in terms of research and innovation development. In addition to this feature, the portal has been significantly improved, offering new information and a more user-friendly design. The use of the internship database remains free of charge for companies, research centers and other institutions as well as for students.

The offers are accessible all year round. To participate, an online form must be filled out and the search for a suitable internship can begin. Since the portal itself does not offer funding, the mobility of interns must be carried out within the framework of Erasmus+ or other international programs. For detailed information on application procedures, funding and recognition of ETCS credits for curricular internships, applicants are advised to contact the International Relations Office at their home university/school to inquire about ongoing programs for funding as well as insurance coverage.

For more information, interested parties may visit the following link:

https://internships.eunice-university.eu/

About EUNICE:

EUNICE, the European University for Customised Education, born out of the European Universities Initiative and funded by the European Commission, builds a solid network of interactions between educational institutions and other actors to work on social and economic challenges. The Alliance is supported by ten universities: Poznań University of Technology (Poland), Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany), University of Cantabria (Spain), University of Mons (Belgium), University of Catania (Italy), Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (France), University of Vaasa (Finland), Polytechnic Institute Viseu (Portugal), University of Peloponnese (Greece) and University of Karlstad (Sweden).

Contact

Susi Liesegang
HVP Forschung und wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs
T +49 (0) 355 69-2045
susi.liesegang(at)b-tu.de
Davide Russo (student) during his internship abroad