An internship is an ideal opportunity to learn about other cultures, to experience new things and to get practical work experience. It should not be a spontaneous decision because you have to search for an accommodation and plan things accordingly , its better to to do a proper analysis of organization you are planning to join , if possible should be planned in advance. The better organized everything is, the more relaxed you can respond to your problems.
Internship plan and Tips:
- Organization Selection : Selection of organization is the most important thing , reputed organizations give you stipend , accommodation and sometime give you travel allowance . One should first try to find internship in its hometown , if not possible then it should be near to hometown . If you are planning to join some organization which is outside the country then you should ask the organization for advance booking for room/flat . In such scenarios international travel is also recommended for the seeking internship training .
- Internship Information sessions : There are several agencies that provide internships and conducts information sessions . You should also visit one of the really big companies with EU seats also often offer internships abroad, so you can meet in advance with national representatives to discuss the process.
- Internship Agreement: Before you opt for overseas internship option ,You should have a confirmation latter from the organization you are planning to join , The contract should also be read properly, so you know exactly how many hours you must work, what duties and rights you have, etc. If you have some confusion in understanding the contract then you should get help of some other person but it is highly recommended to understand the contract completely before departure .
- Insurance: If you are going abroad then you should always check what facilities you have been offered , the main thing is the health insurance as you know some countries are very expensive in providing basis health facilities and health insurance is on the the necessary thing to demand from the company . You should always ask your employer to provide you Health Insurance .
- Accommodation: Some internships – especially those that are mediated via agencies – you have the opportunity to live in specially provided dwellings. Usually that’s a shared apartment with other people which is far from being detrimental, because you get to know people as equal. Otherwise you should look around for some other alternative .