Any organization can host interns: SME’s, larger companies, municipalities, non-profit associations, universities, research centers, public bodies, etc. The only organizations banned are bodies of the EU institutions. Host Organizations must assign a tutor to the trainee, equip him/her with a workstation and assign the tasks agreed with the trainee and his/her university tutor in the Learning Agreement. Host Organizations must have at least 3 staff members for each trainee. Organizations can host a maximum of 15 trainees per year.
Once EuGen has approved the registration of a host organization, the host organization can filter candidate profiles, make a selection and schedule interviews via the web. Host Organizations will host only the international trainees they have selected. They can host in person or remotely and agree on the contents and dates of the internship with the trainees selected.
"This programme offers a great opportunity to host interns from Europe who offer valuable help in our company. The platform is user friendly and easy to navigate. The trainee was hard working and eager to undertake any task and assist in any occasion. She immediately became part of our team and collaborated with everyone."
"EU4EU offers an excellent internship program, highly effective which provides strong candidates to choose from. Furthermore, a wide pool of interns is built which could lead to future hiring opportunities. Working with foreign students, enhance our team’s diversity which can drive innovation and productivity. Interns share their ideas on plans, strategy, policies and assist the volunteers of the organization to pursue creative and advanced projects."
"The EU4EU programme brings a lot of inters with great potential that can help paving the way for company's growth. The portal is quick and user friendly."
"The EU4EU programme gives us the possibility to make stronger international network for today's and future scientific/academic activities and collaborations."
"Through EU4EU we can work with interns from different EU countries and even incorporate them into our workforce. Our last trainee was an amazing individual and an excellent professional. He was creative, motivated, open to collaboration. He had fresh ideas and the willingness to work and improve. We made him a job offer."
“It is a very good learning experience for both the Intern and the host organization. It is not a workload, because it's easy. The main advantages? Team growth, new ideas. Young people always bring new ideas and new suggestions for the better, and that's very interesting.”
“The Programme brings mutual benefits for trainees and Host Organisation. We get new perspectives from the different backgrounds and the participants receive first hand experience of the work of an NGO. Different ideas and skills of the trainees enrich our scope and portfolio in our daily business.“
"The whole process with EU4EU is working smoothly. Interns from other countries can bring new perspectives to our work and to our team. Welcoming international trainees is also a way to help our understaffed team."
"The EU4EU programme is really useful for both professional and educational growth of the trainee. In addition, it helps improving the international dimension of the organisation staff."
"To be in the EU4EU program has been a very good experience. It was a great pleasure to work with the trainee. She had many wonder ideas on how to develop our research centre. She took initiative in such a splendid way that we have been really impressed. Very good to get new insights from another area of EU. We have hired her for some months.”
“We are very satisfied! The trainee worked very well with a great desire to learn new things. EU4EU is a very good program that allows young people to grow professionally.”
“It is a great opportunity for students and for the Host Organizations. The EU4EU program promotes internationalization and bond among students. Definitely the best way to attract talent from all over EU.”
“The EU4EU program allows the exchange of experiences and mobility between EU countries. This fact is very important for the promotion of cooperation between countries, as well as essential in offering work opportunities for both organizations and candidates.”
"The EU4EU Portal is easy to use and we can find many qualified applicants. Our trainee did a very good job. She picked up the tasks really quickly, showed to be able to handle them well and showed a good amount of own initiative. We offered her a job with us after the internship finished which says enough. It's an easy way to make our team more international.”
"The participation in EU4EU increased the visibility of my laboratory at the European level. This brings a great cultural diversity to the lab. My last trainee has adapted rapidly to his new environment and he has quickly grasped the concept of the project he was joining. I was contacted by interested and motivated candidates till now."
"EU4EU is an excellent program with intelligent trainees. We love to have this opportunity. Our trainee was an amazingly talented man and will go far."
"I could easily get in contact and identify the right candidate. The process of the EU4EU program was overall very smooth and easy to follow. The trainee was extremely skilled and motivated. She also teamed up with the other PhD students in my team in an excellent way."
“The EU4EU - Erasmus+ project offers an excellent service to companies, as well as connecting them with top students. Our trainees have always been reliable, helpful and very polite.“