Exchange is one of the leadership development experiences that we offer to our members throughout their AIESEC Experience and links together with our global network.
Each year, we provide over 4,000 members with the challenging opportunity to live and work in a foreign country in areas of management, information technology, education, and development.
AIESEC’s Internship Exchange Program
Exchange is the defining element of the AIESEC experience. It facilitates an intense intercultural and practical experience in another society, and exposes the intern and those they meet to a different culture, community and its issues. We believe that in order to achieve a peaceful world in which every individual and humanity as a whole has the ability to fulfill their potential, the world needs leaders with the ability and willingness to create change in their communities. Our role in the world is to develop these kinds of people, individuals who are socially responsible, entrepreneurial, culturally sensitive, active learners and proactive agents of change through international work exchanges.
Since 1948, we have been providing students and recent graduates of higher education with learning experiences based around an global Internship exchange program. We are dedicated to empower them with the necessary skills, understanding of forces shaping the world around them, and a powerful network of tomorrow’s leaders to create change in the world.
As a university student or recent graduate, an Internship ranges from 8 to 78 weeks in one of 100 countries and territories around the world will not only allow you to develop a broader understanding of cultural, economic, business, and world issues, gain a global network, but also obtain personal discovery and professional development, in order to help create positive impact to society. We offer 4 types of Internships globally:
1. Management Internship
A Management Internship is one in which the intern spends the majority of their time working in areas related to management. These areas may include business, administration, finance, accounting, marketing, project management, organizational managemen or human resources.
2. Technical Internship
A Technical internship has to based on work in areas related to information technology or engineering. The intern spends majority of his/ her time in one or more of these areas: web development and management, software development and programming, system analysis and design, network management, database management and engineering.
3. Development Internship
A Development internship is one in which the intern has a direct interation or working on the development of an unprivileged group of persons or community. Majority of the work in a Development internshp has to be based on areas related to ommunity development issues.
4. Education Internship
An Educational internship is one in which the job description invloves the majority of time being spent either teaching a language, teaching a subjext, or another aspect of education indlucing curriculum development, character education, cultural interactiona dn perspectie promotion in academic fields and sectors. The intern must hace the academic and working backrounds in the field of education or training.