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Get In Touch With IAESTE Sweden

If you are a student or employer, we suggest getting in touch with your closest local committee. They will guide you on your next steps in the IAESTE journey.

How It Works

Check how it will be to be an intern in this country, apply for an internship as a student from this country or you would like to host interns.

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Students are allowed to participate in internships with a Swedish employer up to a maximum of 18 months. Non-EU citizen with trainee visas cannot extend their stay after their original visa has expired, unless they have found regular employment in the country.

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Some employers offers insurance for when you are at work - please check before arriving in Sweden; activities in your free-time need to be covered by an additional insurance including health care. EU-citizen are usually covered, please check which terms apply. Accommodation will be arranged for you and details provided before your departure.In Sweden the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.After acceptance, you will be provided with our info booklet 'Welcome to Sweden'.

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Details of what you should do on arrival will be provided, including a contact person who will meet you at the train station or airport and follow you to your new home address.

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Your supervisor at work will guide you during the whole internship. The working hours will be set by the employer. IAESTE Sweden will organise events during the week and/or weekend - keep in touch with your local committee. If you have any questions, please don't hestiate to ask the local IAESTE executives or contact the National office on email iaestesweden@chalmers.se or phone 031-7722356.

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To apply for an IAESTE internship you have to: - be either enrolled as a student in a university in Sweden or recently graduated (since max 1 year). - Keep in mind that in the hosting country there may be additional requirements.

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- You must register on the Exchange Platform, further called the EP (iaeste.net)- Log in to the EP and complete your profile as per instructions available on the platform and submit your profile for verification.- Upon verification (based on the eligibility requirements) you can log in and see all available internships.- If you are interested in an internship, please check that you fulfil all requirements. Please note that there are different types of internship offers: COBE - these internship are open worldwide and students from other countries can be nominated at the same time and the final decision is up to the employerFCFS (first come first serve) - these internships are also open worldwide, but the first student with a complete nomination is considered by the employer.AC - these internships are open only to one country and your nomination will not be compared with students from other countries- If you wish to apply you can submit an application in the EP. Please include your CV and transcript of records.

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Once you submit the application, we will review all applications received for this internships offer and inform you if it will be assigned to you and you can proceed with completing a nomination.We will review your profile, CV and transcript of records and compare it with the employer requirements and also consider other applicants. We will then rank all applicants and choose the most suitable applicant for the internship.

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The nomination is a compilation of documents based on which the employer makes the final decision whether or not to accept you.The nomination should include the following documents, make sure you have uploaded all of them in the EP:- Student Nomination Form (plus Attachment if not medically fit)- Cover Letter- CV - Transcript of records (including the grading scale)- The IAESTE Language Certificate /TOEFL /Other related examination records.- Certificate of Enrolment from the University (if required for the internship offer)- Letter of Recommendation (highly suggested) - Scanned copy of Passport - PhotographFor all Architecture internships, a portfolio is required.If the nomination does not fulfill the above mentioned criteria, the nomination will be send back for corrections.

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Once the nomination is completed and fully uploaded to the EP, it will be shared with the receiving country and the employer. The receiving IAESTE committee or the employer might want to conduct an interview with you. If so, you should keep us in the copy of any emails.Unless you were contacted by the receiving committee or employer directly, you are not allowed to contact them. If you do, you might be excluded from the IAESTE internship programme.Once the nomination has been shared with the receiving committee, you should receive the final decision in max. 5 weeks. If not, you are allowed to cancel your nomination and apply for another internship.Once accepted, follow the instructions of the receiving committee. You should confirm that you wish undertake the internship within 2 weeks. If a visa or work permit is required, you should start the process as soon as possible, with help from the hosting IAESTE committee. All students are required to purchase insurance which covers the duration of their internship. For EU citizen traveling within the EU only, there may not be any need to pay for any insurance, however do check with Försäkringskassan what applies for your destination. Please submit your arrival details on time so that the receiving country can make all necessary arrangements to welcome you.If your nomination is rejected, you are welcome to apply for another internship.

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IAESTE supports the intern during the internship by helping with the reception and also organising social events. In case of any problems you can always reach us for some tips or in case of emergency. After the internship you'll be asked to complete a feedback form to help us to evaluate your internship as we are always trying to improve our performance and reach the highest standards. The report should be submitted within one month after the end of the internship. Afterwards, you will be issued with a certificate that confirms your participation in the programme.

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Contact us using the contact details above. To offer an internship you will need to prepare the job description, information about major tasks/skills, describe the eligibility criteria for the students, such as degree, skills required and fields of study. You will also need to define the period you would like to host the intern. You should provide details of the intern's supervisor. All IAESTE internships are paid, in Sweden our minimum wage is 15.000 SEK/month. For universities who has the possibility to issue tax free scholarship salary payments, the minimum is 11.000 SEK/month. Specify whether you would like us to organise accommodation for the student, or if you will arrange it.

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Register on the IAESTE Exchange Platform, further called EP (iaeste.net).Create an 'offer' (internship offer) and complete all the mandatory fields. It is important to provide a detailed description of the work the intern will do. Send the offer on the EP to us for approval. You will be notified if offer is approved or contacted to clarify any missing information.

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Students' profiles will be presented to you via the Exchange Platform (EP) - you will see all documents prepared by the student (nomination package). Then, you will select the student that fulfills your requirements the most and you can accept him/her for the internship.If you have any additional questions regarding the students' nomination you can always contact us. You can also send a request for clarification and/or additional documents (eg. documents confirming skills, etc.) via the EP directly. You can also request direct interviews with the candidates before taking a decision.

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After a student is accepted, he/she is contacted by the receiving committee to begin arrival preparations, eg. they receive a booklet with information about the country, the common way to reach the country, if the location of work is far from big cities, how to get there etc. You, as the employer, may be asked to support with some special documentation to be presented for visa/work permit application (if required). It is important to set a date to receive the intern and prepare in advance the first day at work. It is expected from the employer to introduce the intern to the work and to the team the intern will work with.

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It is expected that you are in regular contact with the student, ideally to assign a supervisor to guide him/her during the process. You are responsible for providing the intern with basic material for work: desk, computer etc. and if this is not possible, to mention it in advance so the student can be prepared. It is highly appreciated to have regular communication between our office and yourselves. After the internship you we will ask you to complete a feedback form to share your experience with us.

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