If you are an Internship seeker, you have probably already noticed that not all the positions that companies offer are paid. Salary requirements depend on each country: in Italy, for example, Internships for graduates must be, by law, remunerated (300€ min.).
However, you will often find international placement opportunities that really interest you and that, unfortunately, are not remunerated (because legislation do not require companies to pay their Interns or because they only offer curricular Internships). In these cases, you should think about applying for a Scholarship to cover your expenses during your period abroad.
The Erasmus+ Programme
One of the best-known Scholarships for learning and training is Erasmus+: the EU’s programme that provide opportunities for Europeans who want to study, train, teach, gain experience or volunteer abroad.
Erasmus+ for Trainees: an overview
How to apply
Many of us (I have just found out it!) think that the well-known programme Erasmus owes its name to Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466 – 1536), a Dutch Renaissance Humanist who was very influential during the Protestant Reformation.
While this is totally true, you also have to know that this is an acronym which means European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students.
Helping International students and graduates to experience Italy