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Isabelle Price

Registration is now closed. Applications will open again in autumn 2021.

IAESTE is an international mobility programme that places talented students and graduates on paid, international placements in over 80 countries worldwide. In Northern Ireland it is funded by the Department for the Economy and delivered by the British Council.

  • In 2019, IAESTE in Northern Ireland built bridges between people in 27 countries across five continents. 38 Northern Ireland students undertook placements in top-tier companies and research institutions including Volvo in Sweden, Mercedes Benz in Jordan and Carnegie Mellon University in the United States. In addition, 31 international students and graduates gained valuable work experience in Northern Ireland. 
  • In 2020, despite Covid-19, 55 students participated on the programme, with some working remotely due to travel restrictions.

For students and graduates in Northern Ireland with a background in STEM or business and marketing, an IAESTE placement is the ideal way to gain valuable work experience and discover new cultures.

Check your eligibility

Northern Ireland employers can recruit high-calibre international students and graduates through IAESTE for short or long-term projects. The British Council takes care of all paperwork, including visas.

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"Thanks to my IAESTE virtual internship, I was able to stay productive during lockdown, as well as acquiring technical skills that I can use in my future career. Although I wasn't able to travel further than my desk, the IAESTE team still delivered an incredible and beneficial experience." Adam McKenna, 2020 computer science remote internship at Manipal University, India