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OVERVIEW

IAESTE arranges paid traineeships for students who are currently enrolled in a third level educational institution in the Republic of Ireland studying science, engineering, architecture or IT. Applicants should preferably be in the third year of an undergraduate degree or above, or any year of MSc or PhD. Second year students may also apply,  but a wider range of traineeships are available when you have more knowledge in your field of study.  Graduates can apply within the first year of their graduation. Traineeships can last from six weeks to 12 months, and be hosted in any IAESTE country other than Ireland.

IAESTE traineeships are as diverse as you can imagine. You could spend your summer in Kumasi, Ghana working with the Department of Road works while exploring African culture, cuisine and markets; or on a year-long traineeship working with the latest technologies in a tech start up in Zurich, Switzerland, enjoying chocolate, cheese, rafting and bungee jumping in your spare time! You could be working in an Architecture firm in Tunisia for the summer while soaking in the Mediterranean sun; or you could find yourself doing cancer research in an institute in Jaipur, India while enjoying the unique hospitality and food the country has to offer. Are you ready to take the plunge and go on an IAESTE experience?

BENEFITS

In an increasingly competitive job market, much has been said about the need to gain relevant work experience before graduation. IAESTE not only provides traineeship experience but also the valuable experience of working abroad.

IAESTE places you in a different country and work culture, enhancing your technical, professional and intercultural skills at the same time! Work experience gained abroad enhances your independence and flexibility, communication and foreign language skills, and contributes to your personal and academic development.

Trainees are paid by their employers in line with local norms, and in most cases accommodation is arranged before you arrive. Most IAESTE countries have active local volunteers who will meet you on arrival, show you around, and set up social events. Many trainees have gone on to full-time employment with their host employers or in their host countries as a result of their IAESTE experience.

The personal and professional links you can make with international employers, universities and other trainees is one of the most long lasting benefits of IAESTE. There is an active Alumni network who exchange job and networking opportunities.

COSTS

IAESTE Ireland has a €30 registration fee and a €170 placement fee when you accept a traineeship, to contribute to the running costs of the programme. IAESTE trainees pay their own travel costs, including any fees for visa or work permits. All trainees must have valid international health insurance before travelling. All IAESTE trainees are paid a stipend in line with the local norm to cover their cost of living and lodging when on the traineeship.

HOW IAESTE WORKS

You can register with IAESTE by creating a profile on the Exchange Platform. After paying the €30 registration fee and uploading your documents, you will be verified by the IAESTE office. You will then be able to see the different traineeships that are available, and apply for opportunities as they come up. We will check your suitability for the traineeship, and check with the IAESTE country that the offer is still available. If you are selected, you will be asked to prepare a ‘nomination package’ that will be sent to the employer for consideration. The employer makes the final decision regarding your acceptance. Once accepted, the placement fee of €170 will apply and IAESTE in the host country will help you with visas (if needed) and arrival information. You can then start your IAESTE traineeship for a life changing experience! Find out more about the application process in our ‘How to’ section.

@IAESTE_Ireland Ireland, @Leargas will be present at the CIT Careers Fair on Thursday 26th September. Come along to know more about Paid Technical Traineeships Abroad! Registrations open at iaeste.ie. @CIT_Careers @CITSU @CIT_ie

Capturing the IAESTE experiences of returned Irish trainees through a debriefing session using reflection and drawings! Trainees added a Wow Factor to their CV, experienced new cultures and ways of living and discovered skills and friends! @Leargas #Work #Experience #Discover

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@IAESTE_Ireland will be at @UCDCareers Science and Engineering Fair Tuesday, 24th September. Visit our stand to learn about paid technical traineeships abroad! Registrations open at iaeste.ie. @ucdscience @UCDEngArch @Leargas

@Lucieern16 spent 9 weeks in @drmgmonaghan's lab in @tcdTCBE @tcdTBSI through an @IAESTE_Ireland exchange. Working closely with @DinorathOlvera on an @Entirl project with @spraybase on cardiac biomaterials, she made this video of her @tcddublin and Dublin experience. Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

IAESTE Ireland registrations are now open! If you want to go on a paid technical traineeship abroad, register on iaeste.net and find more details on iaeste.ie. @TCDCareers @UCDCareers @NUIGCareers @Leargas @CIT_Careers @CareersUCC @LITCareers

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Pleasure to host Lucie Černá as an intern this summer in @tcdTCBE @tcddublin @tcdTBSI through an @IAESTE @IAESTE_Ireland exchange. Working closely with @DinorathOlvera on our @Entirl project with @spraybase, an extremely talented scientist- she made this video of her experience: Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

🐦 All the latest news from the world of IAESTE 🐦 - mailchi.mp/3f5bbf7acd3e/a… Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

That’s right, if you’re going on, are on, or have recently finished an internship related to automotive engineering, you can apply through FISITA for a bursary to cover your travel costs for up to €2000. Read more on fisita.com/yfia/academia-… @Leargas

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That’s right, if you’re going on, are on, or have recently finished an internship related to automotive engineering, you can apply through FISITA for a bursary to cover your travel costs for up to €2000. Your… instagram.com/p/B1rFxRRnP6B/… Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

Delighted to see Lucíí Černá leave her footprints in Ireland and take home a positive experience! iaeste.org/trainee_storie… If you have been on an @IAESTE traineeship, please share your story with us at forms.gle/Vo3dAGbrANaasV… . @Leargas @tcddublin @iaesteczech @tcdglobal

Our IAESTE Trainee from @iaesteczech at work at @tcddublin doing some amazing research on conductive polymers. IAESTE connects qualified trainees in STEAM fields with forward thinking Irish employers and researchers. @Leargas @IAESTE #Work #Experience #Discover @tcdglobal

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IAESTE matches forward thinking employers with international technical trainees. The HR from Boliden, Tara Mines were grateful to @IAESTE for having a network where it is possible to find students in niche fields such as Mining Engineering.

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IAESTE President, Bernard Baeyens was invited to contribute an article on international exchange in a globalised world to the prestigious publication Commonwealth Education Report 2019. You can read it on page 18 using the link below. iaeste.org/news_items/com…

International Trainees in Ireland enjoying their weekend learning Surfing in Bundoran. IAESTE Trainees bring an international dimension to work places and truly live to the IAESTE Motto of #Work #Experience #Discover @Leargas @Failte_Ireland @IAESTE

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@IAESTE_Ireland and @Leargas welcoming the first IAESTE Trainee from Greece. Aris, a recent graduate from NTUA, Greece will be interning with Tara Mines, Boliden in Navan for 3 months. Exciting summer ahead!

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IAESTE President's article in Commonwealth Education Report emphasizing the need and benefits of student exchanges in the globalized world, both for students and companies. iaeste.org/news_items/iae…

Our accepted and nominated students for summer traineeships visited us at the IAESTE Pre Departure Briefing. Some opportunities are still available bit.ly/2Eno6QL! Get in touch with us on iaeste@leargas.ie

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Looking for a paid technical internship abroad? Apply today. Reach out to us at iaeste@leargas.ie @TCDCareers @UCDEngArch @UCDSU @NUIGCareers @dit_su @ULCareers @LIT_SU @TUDublin_BN @TUDublinCCGAA @CareersUCC @CIT_ie @waterfordit @WeAreTUDublin @Leargas twitter.com/IAESTE/status/…

Check out the latest edition of our IAESTE Alumni & Opportunities Newsletter - mailchi.mp/6c647b6f8a75/i… Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

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Are you a student in an Irish university in the field of science, IT, engineering, or architecture? 👩‍🎓Do you want to do something different this summer? ☀️ Check out openinternships.iaeste.org for all our internship offers across the globe! 🗺 youtu.be/RRXzkKb2RDc

The first student for this summer got accepted in Austria and Ireland is looking forward to welcome a student from Greece with many more to come. Several opportunities are still available onhttps://www.leargas.ie/programmes/iaeste/for-students/offers/ Apply now! @Leargas

IAESTE Ireland welcomes student applications for traineeships in science, engineering, architecture and IT. More details on applications can be found on leargas.ie/programmes/iae…

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Take an IAESTE Traineeship this summer to gain technical work experience, enhance your social and communication skills and meet people from all over the world. More details at leargas.ie/programmes/iae…

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Calling all Civil Engineering students for a paid summer internship with @iaesteghana while having lots of fun exploring a new country, culture and cusinie @cit_civil @tcdengineering @UCDEngArch @EmployersNUIG @EngineeringUCC @TUDublin_BN @Leargas Apply on leargas.ie/programmes/iae…

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Apply for an IAESTE Opportunity. It will give your CV an edge while you have an amazing experience meeting people from all over the earth on a paid summer internship. More details on leargas.ie/programmes/iae… Applications close 21st March @Leargas

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The world is a small place. Leave your travel footprint at the Ohrid Lake, one of Europe's deepest and oldest lake. Visit leargas.ie/programmes/iae… for application details @Leargas

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Hear about Fiona's experience at myucdblog.com/ucd-iaeste/ . Applications open for students of Science, Engineering, Architecture, IT, Agriculture and Food Science, Natural Resources and Conservation. leargas.ie/programmes/iae…. @UCDEngArch @ucdsciencesoc @nuigalway @ucdagfood

@IAESTE_Ireland will have an information stand at @nuigalway on Monday, 4th March from 2pm-3:30pm. If you are a student in engineering, science, architecture, IT, Agriculture, Food Science, Conservation, visit us for summer placements abroad. @NUIGSU @nuigalway @Leargas

IAESTE Ireland is organizing an information talk in UCD this Thursday, 28th February, 1pm-2pm. facebook.com/events/7927572…. Spend your summer doing an IAESTE internship! @Leargas @UCDSocieties @UCDEngArch @ucdstudentdesk @UCDstudents @UCD_Research Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

IAESTE Ireland is organizing an information talk in UCD this Thursday, 28th February, 1pm-2pm. facebook.com/events/7927572…. Spend your summer doing an IAESTE internship! @Leargas @UCDSocieties @UCDEngArch @ucdstudentdesk @UCDstudents @UCD_Research

Kerrie spent her summer in Tunisia with IAESTE 🇹🇳🙌🏻 😍 #iaeste #internship #WorkExperienceDiscover Léargas. Please head over to leargas.ie/programmes/iae… for more information. You could be headed to Tunisia this summer to travel while being on a paid course related internship.

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Are you a student or recent graduate of a technical subject such as Engineering, Science or IT? @IAESTE_Ireland have offers of paid, international technical traineeships that may be of interest! Visit: leargas.ie/programmes/iae… Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

See why Fiona went on her internship and what she took away from her experience in Czech Republic ! @Leargas @iaesteczech #Work #Experience #Discover @tcddublin @UCDEngArch @nuigalway @uccsocieties @UCCSU Head over to leargas.ie/programmes/iae… to see our offers and how to apply!!

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This summer, go on a paid technical internship abroad with IAESTE Ireland, Léargas. Head to leargas.ie/programmes/iae… for offers and details. Create your summer story! @Leargas

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The LC have an amazing summer social program for this coming summer, if you would like to join any of the weekends let the Dublin LC know on their facebook page! iaestelc.ie/plan-for-iaest…

We are just about finished finalizing the remainder of our 2018 traineeships! We are delighted to have sent students to over 10+ countries this year #exchange #iaesteireland #workabroad #travel

To celebrate #iwd2018, here are just some of the women who work in Léargas. Happy International Women's Day to all. Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

Want to work abroad in Computer Science or Engineering this year? Short & longterm #IAESTE traineeships are still available! Apply online by 12 March & read Fiona's experience at leargas.ie/blog/iaeste-pr… Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

Seven weeks in Tunisia inspired @ucddublin student Kerrie Drum to develop the #IAESTE Local Committee in Dublin, starting with the 'Boost' training weekend in Tampere, Finland (check out that #sneachta!) leargas.ie/blog/iaeste-bo… Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

Loved working on this blog by @IAESTE_Ireland trainee Kerrie Drum: "I lived with over 40 people from 30 countries...there was no such thing as a border or block between us" #IAESTESpirit twitter.com/Leargas/status… Retweeted by IAESTE Ireland

Why not join the Dublin Local committee? It is a great chance to meet new people from all over the world! Get a chance to travel all over Ireland showing the international trainees how beautiful our country is! leargas.ie/blog/iaeste-bo…

Do you like to travel and get paid while doing it? Apply for the @IAESTE_Ireland internship program, we have a number of graduate positions in Computer Science and Computer Engineering! @UCDCompSci @UCDSU @tcdsu @NUIGSU @UL @UCCSU @litsu @DITEngineering @ditcomputing

@IAESTE_Ireland has a number of paid Computer Science and Engineering opportunities in Denmark, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Czech Rep and India! Contact IAESTE at iaeste@leargas.ie or apply online at leargas.ie/programmes/iae…

@IAESTE_Ireland has a number of graduate positions in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, please email me iaeste@leargas.ie and/or apply online leargas.ie/programmes/iae… @UCDCompSci @TCDCareers @UCC @NUIGCareers @GMITOfficial