IAESTE International Internships

IAESTE provides international professional opportunities for students in the technical fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Architecture). Participants complete internships at host institutions ranging from large multinational corporations to university research centers to startups. All IAESTE participants receive a stipend that generally covers at least the cost of living –housing, transportation and food – in their host city. Housing/accommodation assistance and other administrative services, such as assistance with the visa process, are provided by the local IAESTE organization in the respective host country. Additional in-country support is provided by a network of local student-volunteers, who organize cultural activities and assist with logistics.
Interested in learning more- watch this brief video about the program and how to apply: http://culturalvistas.adobeconnect.com/p2pgtgg5sx72/
Application requirements:

  • Pitt Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. student in good standing
  • Academic Standing: Applicants should have attained junior-level standing or above by the time the internship begins. Sophomores may also apply, but should include some relevant internship or lab experience as part of their application. Graduating seniors and recent graduates are only eligible for work authorization in certain countries, and are encouraged to speak with the program team before submitting an application.
  • Major: Technical field of study, including but not limited to all engineering fields, computer science, architecture, natural and physical sciences, or agricultural sciences.
  • Language: Fluency in English is required.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Costs: Please check with the provider's website. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.
 

Swanson Engineering International Programs Presents:

International Internships Through IAESTE

Wed. Nov 13th | 4 – 5 PM | Benedum 312

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Academic Description
Internships are available with all types of host employers: small startups, medium-sized companies, multinational corporations, universities, research institutions, and non-profit or government organizations. Here are a few examples of companies in the past: Hitachi, Ltd., Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Volvo, Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre, RWTH Aachen, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This list is by no means comprehensive, but should give you a good idea of the types of companies IAESTE United States works with. To request a more complete list of previous host companies, please contact IAESTE at iaeste@culturalvistas.org. Please note that there is no guarantee that these companies will be hosting IAESTE interns this upcoming year. Credit for internships is given at the discretion of the University of Pittsburgh. If you want to gain credit, you would need to pay Pitt for the credit hours during the summer. Speak with your faculty coordinator before beginning the internship to ensure all steps are taken for you to receive credit. Cultural Vistas is able to provide a letter certifying participation in the program, should the university request.
Courses
Engineering
Application Instructions

Please apply to Pitt's online application on this website, and then apply directly to IAESTE here. The deadline to apply is typically Dec. 1st. 

SAO Staff

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue to love exploring new countries and cultures! I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize international opportunities! Reach out to me at a.olalde@pitt.edu!