Applicastion Process, IPP

Application Process, Internship Placement Program

The information which follows applies to the 2013-2014 academic year. All information is subject to change. Please contact with any questions.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: December 1, 2013

Internship list available: Fourth Week of January

Outstanding documents and internship preferences due: January 31, 2014

Nomination process begins: February 3, 2014

IAESTE United States maintains contact with applicants through regular e-mail updates and reminders.



Submit a complete online application by December 1, 2013, along with a $75 non-refundable application fee.

Internship List:

All applicants will receive an e-mail reminder to access the internship list online, available the fourth week of January and closes January 31, 2014. Please review all of the positions on the list, as many of them are open to multiple majors.

Selection, Nomination and Confirmation:

After the applications and internship preferences have been submitted, a selection panel will view all applications and one student will be chosen per placement according to qualifications, previous practical experience, language abilities, level of interests, and general suitability for the position. IAESTE United States will notify students who have been nominated to a position via e-mail. Please make sure that the e-mail address in your profile is accurate.

By late-March, nominated students will receive the actual position offer form detailing the internship and will be required to complete a nomination form which is to be returned to IAESTE United States along with $600 program fee (Includes $100 deposit to be returned upon successful completion of the program). The program fee and deposit are refunded if you are not accepted or circumstances force the international employer to withdraw from the program. If internships are cancelled, it is usually due to economic concerns or unforeseen circumstances within companies.

IAESTE United States will forward all nominated applications to the IAESTE office in the host country. It is the responsibility of the IAESTE office in the host country to contact the employer and to verify whether the applications have been accepted. Most applicants will be informed by mid-May whether they have been accepted. 

After an overseas placement has been confirmed, IAESTE United States will advise students on work permits, visas and other relevant documentation. It is ultimately the responsibility of the participant to obtain the necessary visas/permits, as well as make flight arrangements. Participants will receive detailed information about requirements of the host country. Most students begin internships in June; however some internships begin in the fall.

Fees and Financial Information

Application Fee
The initial application fee is $75.

Program Fee
Nominated applicants pay a program fee of $600 (including a $100 deposit that is returned once the final program evaluation after completion of the internship is received by IAESTE United States).

Participants are responsible for their own airfare, and please keep in mind that airfare is usually significantly higher during the summer months.

Participants are responsible for any visa, work permit, or other documentation fees. In addition, you are responsible for obtaining health insurance while abroad.

Overseas employers will pay a salary that will cover basic living expenses during an internship; the amount varies from country to country. This information will be posted for each position.