AIESEC has 64 years of experience in developing high-potential youth into globally minded responsible leaders.
Present in over 113 countries and territories and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organization. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and participate in a global learning environment. What makes AIESEC unique is the youth driven impactful experience that it offers to its members. AIESEC is run by young people for young people, enabling a strong experience to all its stakeholders.
Taking up a community development or professional international exchange is the intense experience of immersing yourself in another culture while contributing to your personal and professional development. Volunteer in Asia for community impact, work for a small business in Central-America, or teach a language in Eastern Europe, these are only a couple examples of the thousands of exchanges being lived every day across the globe
Each year, we provide over 86,000 AIESEC members the challenging opportunity to live and work in a foreign country in areas of management, technology, education, and development.
To increase youth impact in the world, we see that society needs leaders who are entrepreneurial, culturally sensitive, socially responsible and take an active part in their own learning. To gain a holistic experience AIESEC offers you the opportunity to take on a leadership role before or after your internship. Learn how to lead a team, manage large projects and run a local or national organization along with people all over the world!
One of the best ways to develop what it takes to be a leader is to take up one of over 24,000 leadership roles involved in running AIESEC, at local, national, regional and global scale, as well as trainings in soft skills and functional areas in over 500 conferences and thousands of activities each year. Read interesting stories of young people taking on leadership in AIESEC!
What is IAESTE ?
The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is an international, nonpolitical, independent organization organizing internships abroad.
IAESTE was founded in 1948 in London and has so far sent more than 300 000 students to over 85 countries. Germany is a member of the IAESTE program since 1950. It is represented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
In every member country there is a national committee (NC) and several local committees (LC) at the universities. In Germany the national committee is represented by a department of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). IAESTE is supported by the The Federal Ministry of Education and Research and The Federal Foreign Office. The local committees consist of committed students of the particular university. Where this is not possible, the international offices takes care of the assignments of IAESTE.
For one thing, the local committees (LC) receive the applications of the German students for internships abroad. These internships, usually from 8 to 12 weeks, will be arranged free of charge. Additionally the LCs support the foreign trainees in their City. This includes for example finding accommodation, dealing with the authorities and social program to get to know the receiving country.
IAESTE internships offer students a better practical relevance to students of engineering, science, agriculture and forestry. Furthermore they are an opportunity to get an insight to the life, the culture and the way of thinking of other cultures and people.