Erasmus+ Traineeship: Rewards and Benefits
- Gain work experience that will make you more attractive to potential employers.
- Get the chance to work with interesting topics related to your field of study.
- Improve your language skills and gain intercultural skills.
- Receive funding to help cover living costs during the traineeship period.
- Add an international dimension to your CV (such experience is commonly sought by employers when they are hiring).
- Take advantage of a programme designed to help you take the first step into the job market.
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1. Find a Traineeship Position
Traineeships Within the EU (Erasmus+):
You can complete a traineeship at a company, organisation, or research and education centre in any Erasmus country outside Sweden. You cannot complete an Erasmus+ traineeship at an EU institution or organisation that coordinates EU programmes.
You yourself must find your traineeship position and contact the organisation in question. Examples of webpages to begin your search are as follows:
- International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
- Pic Management
- Berlin Topjobs
You can also find other online services by searching the words Erasmus "internship" or "traineeship". The traineeship should somehow relate to your field of study; otherwise, there are no limitations. You can complete your traineeship any time from your first semester of university study and up to 12 months after completion of your studies.
The traineeship must be at least two months long and at the most 12 months long. You can do a traineeship during the summer holiday period or use your traineeship time for research and preparation ahead of your degree project.
2. Prepare the Agreement
- Ahead of your traineeship and before your departure, you can take an online Erasmus+ preparatory course: see Erasmus+ Language Courses.
- Ask the employer to send the job offer by email to the Erasmus Coordinator. The offer must provide contact details, where and when you are going to work, and a description of your work duties.
- The employer will receive a Training Agreement: this should be completed, signed by both you and your employer, and emailed to Dalarna University.
- You will receive a scholarship application to complete and sign. You will receive the scholarship from Dalarna University as soon as the employer informs us that you have commenced your traineeship.
To receive an Erasmus+ Scholarship, you must complete a traineeship within the EU. This will help you cover some of your living expenses. The grant amount for a traineeship is 525 €/month for Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein and Norway. For other countries, the sum is 465 €/month (this amount may increase).
The number of scholarships is limited. You must apply for a scholarship before you start your traineeship - that is to say, you cannot be approved for a scholarship after the traineeship has commenced.
During your traineeship period, you are covered by studentUT Insurance: see Insurance (webpage).
5. After Your Return
- You will receive a Traineeship Certificate from the employer no later than five weeks after you complete your traineeship.
- You will test your language skills online (if relevant).
- You will receive an email with a link to an obligatory online evaluation for completion.
- Your traineeship period will be entered into Ladok and will be included in the Diploma Supplement - a degree certificate appendix (so long as you have not already requested your degree certificate, in which case you will receive other certification of your completed traineeship).
6. Your Testimonial
Please also send us a testimonial and some pictures with your consent to publish these on the Dalarna University website.
7. Examples of Our Students´ Traineeships
Sebastian Watzinger Music Production Nurnberg – Germany
Dark Matters – Denmark
Arla Foods – Denmark
Limbs & Things – UK
Core Lightning – UK
Zen24 – Malta
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (UN) – Czech
Transparency International Berlin – Germany
Solar Energy Engineering
Society for the Reduction of Carbon – UK
Organizzazione Umanitaria – Italy
Visit Sweden Amsterdam – Netherlands
Ishestar – Iceland
Cowboys and Heroes – Ireland
Adrenaline Tours – Curacao
Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Schiphol – Netherlands
Susanne Corrigox, Coordinator of International Affairs/Erasmus Coordinator