IAESTE – more than just a summer placement

Summer experience abroad through IAESTE – great story from one of our science students

The Careers Service Blog

Thanks to Desi Davidkova (4th year, Ecological and Environmental Sciences with Management) for this motivational read.

If you are a STEM student interested in getting an international, paid internship in your study field, keep on reading!  I am going to share how thanks to IAESTE I got the opportunity to aid climate change research at a German university and work on the environmental management plans of a mining site in Turkey. Travelling and meeting other international working students were only some of the other benefits.

IAESTE stands for International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. The organization is present in more than 90 countries, supported by student volunteers. In the UK it is directed by the British Council so don’t hesitate to stop at their stall at the next Careers Fair.

I initially learned about IAESTE at the end of my first year. I was not looking for…

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