Frequently Asked Questions

What is IAESTE?

IAESTE is an international organization which helps students in getting technical internships across the globe. It provides Indian students pursuing technical degrees with paid, course related training abroad. IAESTE receives foreign interns for Indian companies and universities as well.

Why should I join IAESTE?

By becoming a member of IAESTE you are eligible to apply for the exchange offers through IAESTE. Such an exchange program would help you furnish your technical as well as practical skills. Moreover, it is the largest organization of its kind in the world.

What is the difference between In-Station and Out-Station students?

Out-Station students are the ones who are not from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) whereas In-station students are the ones who are from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). The process to apply for membership is mentioned in the memebrship area of the website.

What are the benefits of going on an international internship through IAESTE?

By going on an international internship through IAESTE, you get a well-rounded technical as well as cultural experience. The Local Committees at both ends ensure a hassle-free stay and are both helpful and welcoming. Access to exclusive seminars and alumni talks on campus are other added benefits of being an IAESTE member. In addition, it bolsters your Curriculum Vitae and will help you get a fresh perspective on things happening outside the educational sphere.

How do I apply for an offer after becoming a member?

Once you become a member, you will be notified of offers via email and may apply to offers suited to your liking. The membership for in station members is valid throughout the entirety of your course duration.

Does buying a membership guarantee me an internship?

No, it is not necessary that you will get a chance for an internship by joining IAESTE. Although you can apply for each of the internship offers once you are a member of the organization.

How will I know if an offer has been won?

The IAESTE team will get in touch with you if you win an offer and thereafter guide you on how to go about it. Furthermore, you can check the website for the status with respect to a particular offer.

Will IAESTE be responsible for getting me the VISA and other necessary documents for the internship?

IAESTE does not guarantee you a visa, it simply assists you in the process of applying for one.

Who selects the winner for a particular offer?

Once the deadline has crossed, all the applications and CVs for a particular offer are reviewed by a panel of professors who then decide who is best suited for that offer.

Is this a certified internship?

Yes, if the intern has successfully completed his/her internship in the stipulated duration, IAESTE provides a certificate for the same.

Can an IAESTE internship be used as the eight semester project?

IAESTE India LC Manipal specifically releases offers that are tailor made for eighth semester projects and are accepted by most universities.