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International Training (IAESTE)

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience commonly referred to as IAESTE is a non-profit, international organization that serves as a platform for exchanging students for technical work experience abroad.

IAESTE provides paid, technical internships ranging from 4-52 weeks to students who are currently enrolled in a recognized university or college.

IAESTE UAE is a full member of the IAESTE network which encompasses more than 80 countries worldwide.  Our office is the sole representative for IAESTE UAE since 2000.

Benefits of becoming an IAESTE Intern:

Paid professional experience.
An IAESTE internship will be a highlight on your resume whenever you apply for a job. The paid internships provide real work experience directly connected to your studies and are also flexible in terms of how long they are and when they take place.

Boost intercultural competencies.
An IAESTE internship gives you a deep intercultural experience as well as work experience. You will live and work alongside other international students, travel together on the weekends, and discover new destinations. Your IAESTE people will take care of you, so you will be in a safe environment.

International volunteer group.
As an IAESTE intern or volunteer, you become part of the biggest international group you could ever imagine. Taking care of each other, friendship and trust are the core IAESTE values that drive the whole IAESTE community.

Ready to change your life?
'IAESTE changed my life' is what we most often hear from our interns and volunteers. Once you become part of IAESTE you can look forward to immersing yourself in new cultures and working in international environments. You will know how to achieve all of this on your own, boosting your independence and self-esteem.

Contribute to building peace.
IAESTE was established in 1948 in the aftermath of the Second World War, based on the strong belief that building friendships through student exchange would contribute to world peace. IAESTE's mission is to promote international understanding, so by joining us, you help make the world a better place.

International Alumni Network.
Over 368k students have been on an IAESTE internship since 1948. Connecting with IAESTE alumni grows your professional network and provides opportunities long after your internship has ended.

If you are a student enrolled in an accredited university within the UAE and are interested in applying for IAESTE, click here to know if you are eligible. 

Students who are interested to intern in the UAE, please contact your host country for more information.