Looking for an internship?

So you are in your last year of studies and there is this requirement for you to do an internship? Or you finally want some practical experience? Do you know that it can actually be fun and exciting?

One of the exchanges we in AIESEC have is Global Talent – professional paid internships abroad.

Great! But how does it work actually?

It is pretty simple – we have our amazing portal aiesec.org and you can freely browse through thousands of opportunities in over 100 countries and territories. Opportunities with different starting date and different duration. You sign up there, finish your profile and apply for as much opportunities you want. We will be there for you in this process if you need any help.gtgt

Once you are approved for an opportunity, only when it is certain that you have the position for your internship in the company you have to pay the fee of 220 euros. After that it is all set and according to when your internship starts you are ready to go.
AIESEC internships are not just another internships as they strive to develop leadership qualities in youth. We have great partners – big and small companies with similar values as ours. In the end everything we do is because we strive to achieve peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential.

Still hesitant? – go check the opportunities here: bit.ly/AIESECsignUP and see for yourself also feel free to write to us and ask any questions that pop up :)

 

Youth on the Move

Do you know anyone who has gone abroad for any internship, youth program or university scholarship? Have you ever seen any foreigners in your own country? Have you at least once searched online about work, study or travel abroad opportunities?

Well, let’s face it, we have all answered yes at least once, if not three times. Countless organizations and agencies are fighting for the attention of middle or upper class students and graduates with their wide “go abroad” portfolio. Universities themselves are also not falling behind. Students are often exposed to exchange students and programs and encouraged to study abroad as well. Every young person entering a job market knows now that an international experience is not an extra asset anymore, it’s a must.

Scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed, many travel opportunities pop out everyday. Conferences, projects, exchange programs, and cheap airlines offering flights to other continents for 200 euros. Than switching to Instagram. Pictures from Erasmus, long weekend vacations, or hitchhiking trips by my peers. We are determined to travel and experience the world; it’s trendy, it’s necessary, and it makes life more exciting. Almost 23% of YouthSpeak respondents are listing global opportunities as the most important thing they will be looking for after graduation and more than 45% of those surveyed list travelling the world as their current priority in life.

Youth are on the move! What does this mean for them and society beyond selfies?

Conclusions? Well, the capacity of young people to move between different countries, regions and cultures has never been easier and more desirable than it is now. But what’s in it besides selfies with pyramids and macaroons in Paris? Changes in society and economy, and a hell of a lot of them.

Global Talent Management

How can businesses attract and retain talents in the era of youth who want to explore as much of the world as possible in their 20s? Campus recruitment and career fairs may not be enough soon unless you are proposing a truly global experience which will be challenging enough for a millennial to stay in the company for a while. Youth simply needs to be enabled to move. So talent managers around the world — brace yourself for innovating on new sourcing solutions!

Recovery from Current Economic Situation

Take an example from Spain, where more than 55% of youth are unemployed. As a result, educated youth need to leave in search of better job opportunities. But this way, the country will not recover since it cannot keep the best and most educated talent. On the other hand, they are also not ready to receive this amount of talent. Another consequence is that this youth will not contribute with taxes which could help in rebuilding economy. Youth mobility can influence your country more than you think.

Social integration

By bringing youth together through different exchange programs and projects, we can enhance social integration. There is no better way for one to understand a foreign culture than to experience it on your own. It supports intercultural dialog and eases the adaptation of youth to new environments. As a result, we can predict a more tolerant, understanding, and peaceful world.

Youth mobility is unstoppable.

Youth mobility is a complex matter and like everything, has its pros and cons. But there is one thing I know for sure, youth is on the move. And they are unstoppable.