in United Arab Emirates


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in United Arab Emirates


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in United Arab Emirates

Get In Touch With IAESTE United Arab Emirates

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

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-Depending to the offer.

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You will be required to register with IAESTE office before proceeding with your internship.You are required to adhere to the traditions and customs of UAE.You will be provided with a booklet prior to your departure.

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Interns are required to arrange their arrival and pick-up.The closet airport to the campus would be Sharjah International Airport, and you will be able to hire taxi upon arrival, using the meter. You will be able to find more information on the transportation services on their website.However, since there are limited flights to/fro, you might need to opt for Dubai International Airport which is around 20 kms from the University City.

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Your supervisor at work will guide you during the whole internship. The working hours will be set by the employer. We will organize events during the week and/or weekend and inform you about all events.IAESTE UAE conducts the annual IAESTE Day which usually take place within October November ofevery year. We will confirm the dates and details once you arrive in the UAE. It is celebrated elaborately, and therefore attending the event would be beneficial. It is advisable to bring some formal clothes for this event.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask the IAESTE UAE office.

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--Minimum GPA of 2.5 and above or good standing from 3rd or 4th year level from bachelor’s degree or master’s degree (at the time of sending your nomination)-Enrolled full-time student during the entire internship – student enrollment document is required.-Age of 19 – 30 during the internship.-Accredited university in UAE.-Special requirements for certain countries – depending on the offer.

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-To register/apply, students will need to register in Stage 1 and upload their documents in Stage 2Please 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

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Once you submit the application, a committee will review all applications received for this internships offer 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. We might also interview you if required.

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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:-Student Nomination Form (plus Attachment if not medically fit)- Cover Letter- Resume / CV- 2 Recommendation Letters (preferably from your Course Instructors or Professors)- Official Academic Transcript from Registration Office- Certificate of enrollment (To Whom It May Concern Certificate)- English Assessment Certificate from the English Language Department - Copy of valid passport -1 Passport Photo (white background)- Portfolio (for Architecture & Interior Design students)- A guardian's written no objection letter (Female students only)- Approval from Sponsor (For students who are sponsored by a company )At this stage, the nomination fees will be applicable.-Once you are nominated by IAESTE UAE, you then 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.

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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. 8 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. All students are required to purchase insurance which covers the duration of their internship. 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 can apply for another internship.

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IAESTE supports the intern during the internship by helping with the reception and also organising the 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 30 days 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, so please remember that the payment you provide to the student needs to cover at least the basic expenses (food, accommodation, local travel).

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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, they are contacted by IAESTE UAE to begin arrival preparations.Services provided by IAESTE UAE- All communication with the sending country, the student and yourself- Visa procedures and sponsorship- Accommodation arrangement - Insurance coverage information- Airport pick-up (specific timings only)- Welcoming upon arrivalIt 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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