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IAESTE offers Internships Abroad

SI students have utilized the services provided by IAESTE in order to get internships abroad -- and they are paid! In fact, SI currently has one student working in China right now at Lenovo.

IAESTE United States has lots of exciting programs and activities planned for the 2008-2009 academic year. We hope that you will share this information with students and other faculty and staff on your campus. More information about these programs can be found below.
• Internship Program - opportunities for students to intern in more than 40 countries
• Short-term Programs - credit-bearing academic courses with international component
• IAESTE United States membership - available to students across the U.S
• National Conference - February 5-8, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland
• Host an international intern - recruit a researcher through our international network, expanding reciprocal opportunities for students at your institution
• Work Permit Service - assists students in obtaining work permits in 50 + countries

Internship Program

The IAESTE Internship program places university students into paid technical internship opportunities in over 40 countries within the IAESTE international network. Internships are usually 8 to 12 weeks in length during the summer, but programs can be extended for up to 1 year.

Applications for the 2009 cycle are now being accepted. To be eligible to apply for an IAESTE internship, students must be enrolled in a technical field of study (engineering, science, technology, mathematics, architecture, etc.) at a U.S. university, be between the ages of 19 and 30, have at least sophomore level standing, and be a member of IAESTE United States. Language skills are not required, but are preferred. Graduate students and non-US citizens are also encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 10, 2009.

Short Term Experiential Program

IAESTE United States, in conjunction with its partnering universities, will offer four short-term experiential programs (online and in-person) during the spring and summer of 2009. Through these programs, students participate in a credit-bearing course that incorporates a corresponding international travel component ranging from 10 days to 2 months in length. The courses being offered are:

• Land Revitalization in the Global Economy (Hong Kong and Southern China, Spring 2009) - Deadline to register is November 21, 2008
• Earthquake Engineering: Istanbul at the Threshold (Turkey, Spring 2009) - Deadline to register is December 5, 2008
• EMPOWER: Engineering for a Sustainable Future (Brazil, Summer 2009) - Deadline to register is February 13, 2009
• IMPACT: Advancing Women in Engineering (Ireland, Summer 2009) - Deadline to register is February 13, 2009

IAESTE United States Student Membership

Student membership in IAESTE United is available for any student studying in a technical field at a U.S. university. IAESTE United States members receive a number of benefits, including:
• Access to IAESTE's internship placement program
• Invitations to our U.S. and international leadership conferences
• Networking opportunities with potential employers

For the 2008-2009 academic year, the cost of an IAESTE United States student membership is $25 and can be purchased online.
IAESTE United States National Conference

The IAESTE United States National Conference, February 5-8, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland, brings together students from the country's top science, engineering and technology universities, as well as professional members from many technical disciplines.

The 11th annual IAESTE United States National Conference's theme, "The IAESTE Footprint: Engineering Your Impact" explores the ways that IAESTE members can choose careers that benefit the planet through sustainability and benefit the world through social consciousness and stability. Attendees take part in educational sessions and workshops designed to promote leadership, cross cultural understanding and technical career development. Topics for workshops include leadership in a global context, international opportunities for students and professionals, volunteerism, and much more.

Host an International Intern

The IAESTE placement service matches highly-qualified international students with technical placements in the United States. Through a network of over 80 countries, IAESTE recruits, screens and work-authorizes students to join US research groups. Hosting professors enjoy the benefits of expanding connections with top international universities while evaluating potential recruits for advanced degrees. As a reciprocal program, IAESTE's ability to provide international opportunities for students at US universities is contingent on the number of domestic placements for international students. Click here to apply for the 2009 program by January 1st.

Work Permit Service

If your students have located an internship overseas but need assistance obtaining the work permits for the country, IAESTE United States is here to help! Through the international network of IAESTE organizations, IAESTE United States can help students secure work permits for their international internships. More information about this service can be found here.

Mike Jackson
University Relations Manager
IAESTE United States/AIPT

Posted by kkowatch at November 20, 2008 04:04 PM


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