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Internships and volunteering


An internship abroad will give you new skills and increase your chances of finding a job. After all, you gain your first work experience. A foreign internship also ensures that you develop your language skills and that you learn to work with people from different backgrounds.

There are several possibilities to find an internship abroad. You intern in a foreign company, a foreign branch of a Belgian company, a non-profit organisation, an NGO, a school, a foreign department of a government institution, ... In short, there is plenty of choice. An internship is usually part of your studies, but of course you can also do a foreign internship next to your studies.

VIW has a special section dedicated to internships abroad.Click here to access it (in Dutch)


Volunteering Through volunteering abroad you get to know other cultures and make international friends. Moreover, you help others and learn skills that might come in handy later on.

On the European Youth Portal you can search for volunteering opportunities or apply for European funding, programmes are tailored for youngsters between 18 and 30 years old. Of course there are also many other websites where you can look for volunteering opportunities:

Tip: Need information about paperwork? Go to www.kamiel.info.