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1. What is Erasmus+ Internship?
In short, Erasmus Internship is going abroad to another programme country to have professional training in your study area during your higher education studies.
The best part is; that you will be granted by the EU while you are having your training.
Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc) abroad for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in Programme countries at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels as well as for doctoral candidates. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.
2. How can I apply for Erasmus Internship?
The Erasmus procedures start at your university’s Erasmus/Exchange/International Office.
You should first apply to your university to learn about the evaluation process, required documents, and deadlines.
Then we will provide you with qualified internship offers that your university will approve for your Erasmus internship. You may view our up-to-date offers on this page.
3. How would I benefit from Erasmus+ Internship?
By doing a traineeship abroad with Erasmus+, you can improve not only your communication, language and inter-cultural skills, but also soft skills highly valued by future employers, as well as become more entrepreneurial.
4. What are the conditions for Erasmus+ Internship?
You must be a university student/fresh graduate in a European Union or programme country.
Your traineeship must be relevant to your degree-related learning and personal development needs and, wherever possible, be integrated with your study program.
You have to change countries (move to another EU or programme country)
5. What documents do I need?
Firstly, visit the Erasmus Office, Internship Coordinator, or the International Office at your place of study.
- The Grant Application Form, Learning Agreement for Traineeships, Letter of Intent, and Acceptance Letter given by the internship firm. Once you arrive at your internship, a Certificate of Arrival and the fully completed Learning Agreement should be returned to your home institution.
- Payment of your first grant amount usually follows this important step.
- After finishing your placement, a Certificate of Attendance and Traineeship Certificate will also be provided.
6. What is a Learning Agreement for Traineeship?
It is a document that specifies the formation plan that the intern will follow during the internship period. It should be provided by the intern.
7. Will I receive an Erasmus+ grant for my internship?
Yes, you may receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution to your travel and subsistence costs and extra funding is available for traineeships.
And the grant for an internship is €100 more than an education grant.
Grant levels and fixed rates for exchanges between Programme and Partner countries are published in the European Commission website; https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_en
8. Which countries are eligible for Erasmus Internship?
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey
9. Can I do an internship abroad with a friend(s) or a partner?
Of course, you can! If you have both been given the opportunity to go on Erasmus by the university, the only thing left is to find a job in the same city. Sometimes employers may hire you both but be prepared that not everyone is willing.
10. Can I go traveling and sightseeing during the weekends of my internship program?
Yes, you can! You can travel anywhere you want on the weekend, the important thing is that you get back to work on Monday.
11. Can I do my mandatory internship as Erasmus Internship?
Yes, you can. You should contact your university’s Erasmus Office to learn more about the procedures.
12. How long can I stay for my Erasmus+ Internship?
Your traineeship abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months.
1. What is included in the consultancy fees?
As the beginning of our consultancy service, we introduce you to firm owners/representatives for the positions that were created for Intern Network Turkey interns. We take place in the interviews with the firms in order to provide support in official matters.
We consider our services start at the point in which both parties agree to work together. We prepare the official documents according to the intern’s university’s requirements and make sure the intern is accepted to participate in Erasmus.
After the documentation process is completed, we provide basic accommodation information, either offering a safe house or providing other suitable accommodation options.
We also guide our interns in their residence permit applications, explaining the procedures and what to do when.
All of the services written above are included in the consultancy fee. You may view our pricing on this page.
2. How do I know that INT is a legitimate service provider?
Our founder has been working in Erasmus-related workplaces for almost 8 years and INT was founded in the light of valuable experience as well as trusted relations with both university coordinators and well-known company owners.
You may also find it useful to go through our testimonials to read about former interns’ experiences, both on our website and social media accounts.
3. What if I don't like the internship after I arrive?
Most of our partners have been accepting interns for 2 years now and they are experienced in hosting interns, and also providing for their requirements for their studies. Therefore we almost never receive complaints from our interns.
However in case of a conflict, we are prepared to go the extra mile to provide another, more reliable work place for our interns.
4. How long does the recruitment process take?
Generally, the whole procedure is completed in 2 to 3 weeks.
But it depends on the company you applied to and also according to your university’s work pace.
If it is a big company with many departments, it takes longer because there would be a bigger number of decision-makers.
Also if your university takes days to reply to you, it prolongs the process.
However we always meet your deadlines.
5. Will INT provide a reference for me once I finish the internship?
Our role in your internship placement is to provide you with qualified opportunities.
However, your work and skills will be developed, monitored, and evaluated by the firm your internship takes place. Therefore your supervisor or manager would be the eligible person to provide you with a reference.
6. I am not an Erasmus + trainee, can I use the permit residency service?
No. Our main focus is to find qualified placements for Erasmus Interns. Therefore residence permit service is only provided to accepted interns.
1. Do I need a visa for turkey?
Most European citizens can enter Turkey and stay up to 90 days without a visa.
However, you should check with the closest Turkish Embassy about the procedures for your country. You may also visit this official government website about the countries that are allowed to Turkey without a visa on this link. The information is written in Turkish but you would easily spot your own country.
For stays over 90 days, you should apply for a residence permit. You may view the residence permit information on this page.
2. Is it possible to communicate in English in Turkey?
At your workplace; yes. Our opportunities are specific seats that are designed especially for Intern Network Turkey interns. Therefore the first communication language is English. If there would be another common language that is rather preferred, of course, you may choose to speak that language.
However, in the markets, bazaars, or in most cafés, it is rather harder to receive responses in English. But Turkish people are very keen on meeting with foreigners, therefore, it is hard to imagine anyone failing to communicate at all. A little sign language, a couple of Turkish most-common words, and you will be good.
3. What are the emergency numbers in Turkey?
All of the emergency situations can be directed to 112 since 2019.
Also they answer in 5 Languages; Turkish, English, German, Russian and Arabic.
4. Where can I buy a sim card?
There are only three GSM providers in Turkey that can set you up with a SIM card and data plan. And these include Vodafone, Turkcell and Turk Telekom. And, according to Turkish law, all SIM cards have to be registered, and can only be purchased with a valid passport.
5. Where can I get a transportation card?
You can buy BLUE card (monthly pass). A set of papers is submitted to obtain a blue card at any authorized Istanbulkart Application Centres (IBM), and the branches of these centers are spread all over Istanbul. To get BLUE card you need a personal 3×4 size photo, passport and an amount of 10 Turkish liras as a subscription fee.
5. Where to look for an apartment in Turkey?
There are couple of channels which are used the most where you can filter according to your needs: