I’ve been approached by a local team of the international student organisation, AIESEC, to publish a post about the AIESEC opportunities. As a former volunteer myself, I said YES immediately to their cry for online support for their current and future efforts.
This post is about a worldwide organisation, known as AIESEC. It’s for students from all around the world, who want to be part of something bigger, learn about working as a team and contributing to a better society.
Where does the name AIESEC come from?
AIESEC (pronounced eye-sek) was originally an acronym for Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales. AIESEC is no longer used as an acronym but simply as the name of the organisation. (source Devex.com)
So here’s what they want to put out into the world.
If you resonate with them, leave them a message on their platforms. Trust me, it could change your life. (Although I was part of a different organisation, here are some posts about my voluntary service in Turkey and in Austria than might inspire you.)
What is AIESEC?
AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. The impact of our organisation can be seen through our alumni who represent a business, NGO and world leaders, including one Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Martti Ahtisaari of Finland.
AIESEC was established in 1948 after World War II, where seven youth across seven countries had a dream of building cross-cultural understanding across nations. They hoped to change the world, one person and one internship at a time. AIESEC in Romania was founded in 1990!
We place our confidence in youth as the key to unlocking a better future. We believe that leadership is the fundamental solution and it can be developed in anyone.
What does AIESEC do?
Since 1948, we constantly helped students and communities throughout our activities and projects. Because we are a youth-run organization, our mission in Romania is to offer personal development opportunities. We are doing this by facilitating international exchange programs.
Programs in which the applicants can go into a volunteer or internship experience abroad, based on their choice or level of experience.
What makes AIESEC different ?
- What makes us unique is activating leadership through exchange.
- We are energetic and passionate young individuals.
- We are not afraid to dream and do big.
- We take on challenging tasks because we are determined to create positive
- impact on society.
AIESEC opportunities: Travel the world with AIESEC volunteering program
Be a local in an unknown environment and experience new cultures by working in a diverse and cross-cultural team. Step out of your box and broaden your horizon, becoming a citizen of the World!
If you would like to make a change regarding worldwide problems such as gender equality, quality education, economic growth and many more issues like these we are eager to find you a suitable project after signing up on www.aiesec.org.
For the volunteering program, AIESEC creates projects which last between 6-8 weeks. AIESEC runs projects in:
- Poland and many others
Some examples of AIESEC opportunities’ and ongoing projects
“Step Up” – A quality education project
- We have 40 slots
- Start date is 9 July 2021
- There is no project fee
- Accommodation is provided and covered
There are more AIESEC opportunities for the winter of 2020. For example, there is an AIESEC project focusing on good health and well-being of the children.
AIESEC aims to create a psychologically comfortable environment for children in hospitals, so that they could receive the moral support they need to fight a disease.
If you are in medical school or you are passionate about this field, sign up on our website in order to receive more information about this activity.
You can find more about these fantastic AIESEC opportunities on the AIESEC Romania website, the Global Volunteer section.
Be an international AIESEC intern and Gain Work Experience
The duration of the internship programs depends on the type of internship you chose:
- Paid internships last for 3 to 18 months
- Unpaid internships last for 2 to 3 months
The most popular countries for these projects are:
- The Netherlands
- Belgium and more.
You can find internships in domains that you already have a background in or fields in which you intend to develop new skills such as marketing, engineering, graphic design, business development and so on.
There is no need to worry about that. After you and your manager find a suitable project, you will start preparing for the interview with the help of our team. Together we will create your CV, and we will prepare you for the upcoming meetings.
Examples of Internship opportunities
1.Driving Communication in Continuous Improvement, Bonn, Germany
( 15 Oct, 2020 – 14 Oct, 2021)
- Deutsche Post DHL Group runs various communication projects to facilitate knowledge and best practices exchange among business divisions, collaborate with experts to promote modern solutions in process optimization, and to support change management in the era of digitalization.
2. Market Research Internship, Porto, Portugal
(8 Jan, 2021- 19 Feb, 2021)
- You will work in the development of market research, to create accurate reports and gather information about the consumer, the market and opportunities for the company to enter or establish itself in the international market.
Check out our website to find these fantastic internships and many others, on the Global Talent section.
What are AIESEC global volunteers saying?
Alin Marian (volunteers in Italy, 2019)
“My experience in Italy was wonderful. Had a lot of fun, met amazing new people and last but not least…the food. The food was amazing, tasty, even now I’m still thinking about the pizza I ate from the 70’s years old pizzeria or the drinks sitting on the seaside in the night time when fireworks were out in the sky. I loved it in Italy, and would go back anytime! Just beautiful!”
Andreea Manole (intern in Egipt, 2019)
“My internship experience was an unforgettable one. I had the chance of meeting people with a different opinion regarding the workforce which helped me understand how every country has its own vision. The best part is that, because of the cultural difference, you can see what are the good things that you can bring home and what are the things that can help them if known. Everyone is very eager to achieve goals and to do it in the most efficient way, but at the same time they are always enjoying their time together.”
Don’t just travel. Evolve.
If you want to discover the world while developing new skills and grow by going through practical experiences and learning-by-doing sign up on www.aiesec.org and you will receive more information.