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Information for international students

International students – exchange or Master’s students – are welcome to apply for internships abroad. Please note that IAESTE Sweden do not have any internships to offer in Sweden, only in other countries. Welcome to register on the international IAESTE Exchange Platform and send an email to to confirm registration. If you would like to apply for an internship on the Exchange Platform, please also get in touch with us through this email.

In cases where there are more than one qualified applicant to a placement, IAESTE Sweden will give priority to students who do not have any experience of studying or practicing internationally.

If you are a non-EU citizen, please make sure that your recidence permit is valid through the whole internship before leaving Sweden. If it is not, there may be problems returning to Sweden if you are to continue studying or working here. Please contact the Migration Board (Migrationsverket) if you need info about your visa.

In case you have found a training placement abroad by yourself, IAESTE Sweden will be able to assist you with work permit. The administration fee for this service is SEK 1000. For further information please email

Information for companies

IAESTE is an international, non-profit organisation founded right after World War II, in a time when increased cooperation across borders was on top of the agenda. Sweden was one of the ten founding IAESTE member countries back then, in 1948. We have ever since been committed to the same spirit – to promote cultural and professional exchange, new perspectives and strengthened international networks.

For whom?
Most of IAESTE’s internships are in the science and technology field, but we also provide many placements within areas such as architecture and economy.  Thanks to IAESTE’s extensive international network – you can find us in over 80 countries worldwide – we are able to recruit and match qualified students with appropriate internships, in accordance with employers’ demands.

Our service to you
IAESTE will help you with the all the administrative arrangements, including work permits and tax office registration. In case you are already in contact with a student, whom you are interested in hiring for an internship, we can also offer our help with these matters. IAESTE’s network of local committees helps the intern to find accommodation, opening a bank account as well as arranges social activities. There are local offices in Lund, Linköping, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Uppsala, Umeå and Luleå.

Internships may vary in length between 2-18 months, in accordance with the employer’s wishes. The salary paid to the student should cover basic living costs plus some allowance. In Sweden, minimum internship wage is 15.000 SEK/month. The student pays tax on income, usually 20 per cent. She or he also pays travel costs, rent, insurance, etc. Our services are provided to you via IAESTE’s membership fee of 6000 SEK/year.

We will be happy to discuss more in detail what we can offer your company or organization – do not hesitate to contact us for any further information. Please phone +46 31-772 2356 or email

Our partners 

Kiruna Wagon is regularly receiving internship students from different countries via IAESTE. It is has proved to be an invaluable opportunity to learn about different cultures and to get contacts in countries that we want to expand our business to. We only accept top students and they get to work hard on real projects. José Maria is a part of our engineering team that is developing a ground-breaking modular railroad wagon. A wagon that can be transformed for totally different purposes depending on the transport need of the day. In the end, this will make railroad transports more flexible and affordable, which in turn will lower the environmental impact of freight.
– Bengt Bolsöy, Technical Manager, Kiruna Wagon