Step-by-step guide internship abroad
1 - Orientation
Apart from studying abroad, you can also choose to do an internship abroad. In addition to gaining work experience, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in a new country. These two experience combined will give you a real leg up on the labour market. An overview of organisations that support you in finding an internship abroad can be found here. Are you struggling to find an internship that suits you? Make an appointment in our consultation hour, we like to think along with you.
2 - Internship registration
Instructions on how to apply for approval for your internship can be found here.
3 - Grant application
At Radboud University, two grants are available for outbound exchange students doing an internship. For additional information, please consult our web page on grant information.
4 - Apply for ov-compensation
As your student travel product is useless when studying abroad, you have the option to apply for the so-called ov-compensation. If you submitted a grant application, Radboud International will automatically provide you with a pre-signed and stamped DUO form, which you only have to complete and submit to DUO yourself. In case you are not eligible to receive a grant you should download the form yourself through the DUO website and stop by International Office Arts (E7.21) to collect a signature. Make sure to cancel your student travel product before you leave at an ov-spot.
5 - Accommodation and subletting your room
Check with your host university whether or not they arrange accommodation for you and what the deadlines and requirements are. If you decide to search for a room on the private market, perhaps student testimonials could come in handy.
Planning on subletting your room while you are abroad? Radboud International offers the opportunity to connect you with an incoming exchange student that is looking for a room. Want to know more about the requirements? Click here for additional information.
Want more information? Click here for a more detailed checklist for your stay abroad.