Why use an agency to find an internship abroad?
Nowadays, more and more schools are introducing international internships as part of their program. For many students, this is their first professional experience abroad.
Finding an internship abroad can be a very complicated and discouraging step. How do you begin your search for an internship? What types of companies should you look for? How to apply and contact companies? How do you choose the country you want to go to? And how do you find an internship that will meet your expectations? This internship abroad is an important step in your career, because it will allow you to work in an international professional environment, to discover new cultures and ways of working, and at the same time to boost your CV. This is why it is crucial to find a good internship, in the right company and in the right country in order to succeed in your expatriation.
Specialized international placement agencies exist to assist students in this complicated period.
Why use a placement agency to find an international internship?
First of all, the recruitment process is not the same in all countries. Furthermore, companies do not have the same culture from one country to another, which is why it is very important to find out about the country and the company culture beforehand, so as not to be surprised once the internship has begun. On the other hand, going abroad can be disorienting and stressful, which is why using an agency also allows you to benefit from assistance during your mobility. Expert consultants will be available to advise you throughout your stay.
Secondly, placement agencies are composed of consultants who are experts in international student mobility. They will try to help you in your search, to find you internships that correspond to your needs, with professionalizing missions and in a field in adequacy with your study. This will ensure that your mobility goes as smoothly as possible and that you have a memorable experience.
Finally, most agencies will only offer paid internships. International mobility can be costly, and this bonus can finance part of your mobility. In addition, this remuneration will cover the agencies’ service and placement fees. For example, in some internships in the hotel industry, the intern can benefit from accommodation, a meal and a salary…
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