There’s no obligation, but we highly recommend that you to be involved, as this gives you a much better understanding of the organization, including database trends, internal procedures, etc. It also, usually, makes it easier for you to get an internship.
AIESEC offers you a platform to find an internship experience of your choice. The members in the organization provide guidance and assistance throughout the course of your association with AIESEC. The members will ensure you are inducted into the organization, help you search and find the internship experience of your choice, assist you with documents and visa processes, ensure you are fully prepared for the experience in the country you have chosen. The AIESEC host committee, country will guide and assist you once you reach the host country. The host country will make sure of the pickup, accommodation, internship experience and all other networking events with the other interns working on the project with you.
AIESEC does not offer you tailor made internships as a product, that is it does not provide you a particular internship in a particular country. AIESEC is present in 113 countries in the world and has a number of opportunities for students to choose from. The aim of a traineeship is NOT:
- To provide an opportunity whose sole purpose is earning money
- A holiday
- Intended to be a permanent career placement or recruitment opportunity in another country. If the company/organization decides to employ the trainee on a permanent basis in the host country and/or territory, AIESEC will have no role in facilitating this.
- A vehicle for any person to permanently leave their home country and/or territory. AIESEC does not encourage the extension of traineeships beyond agreed upon limits.
To sustain AIESEC and keep it operational, we need to ensure that we meet the expectations of our stakeholders, i.e. you and our exchange partners. We have to make sure that the organizations that we work with get the best possible talent, and at the same time they deliver the best experience to you. Our assessment centers are not scary meetings where we interrogate you about your skills. They are about getting to know you, your expectations from AIESEC and whether or not AIESEC can provide what you are looking for. Since you need to pay before you get access to the system, we want to be absolutely sure that AIESEC is right for you so that we are delivering according to your expectations.
It ranges from 6 weeks to 18 months depending on the internship.
Before you go on Exchange:
- We will provide training on how to search for your perfect internship using our global database of 113 countries.
- Support and guidance in finding your ideal opportunity.
- Opportunity to attend outgoing preparation conferences in the months leading to the internship.
- A life changing international experience (at least that is what many of our members have said!)
- A one-day integration seminar.
- Membership to the world's largest student organisation.
Average fee is Rs 15000 for an internship of a years's duration. Fees differ as per duration and Local Chapter involved. You pay this online once your Local Committee has approved your application. Although you will be primarily responsible for your own visas and flights, AIESEC will be supporting you throughout the entire process. We only accept someone into a programme if we are sure that we will be able to find a suitable internship in our database based on the preferences and skill set of the applicant. AIESEC is a not-for-profit organization and internships are how we make it cost effective
Through our Global Entrepreneurs Programme you will gain a diverse and international team experience, develop a global mindset, entrepreneurial outlook and become a Global citizen. It is a unique experience and cannot be compared with an internship in India. Being a participant of GEP, you also get exposure to AIESEC's network of corporates and universities.
AIESEC has its local committees in 113 countries. The internship experience is based in the nearest local committee of the project chosen. The members in local committee present in the host country will organize for your accommodation, pick up from airport/ station, show you around the city and accompany you to work on your first day. In addition, they will integrate you into their activities; organize events for you and the other interns. The members will help you get accustomed to the people, culture in the host country. If there should be any problems, there will always be someone to help you. We will also be in contact with you and support you in every way possible.
AIESEC is an international organization present in 113 countries and 2400 universities. The organization has a huge network, partners and renowned alumni. The AIESEC experience will surely help you have an international outlook and a global network. Being a participant of the GEP will definitely give you exposure to our Partners. The experience will only be a bonus to your application.
Yes! You will get a certificate for your internship experience from the local AIESEC chapter.