If you would like to build upon your education by working as an intern or via a traineeship in Sweden, there are several avenues you can pursue.
- You can canvas individual companies directly and ask them if they have trainee positions available. Your success rate will vary, as not all Swedish companies offer internships in English. A good resource for contact information for companies in Sweden can be found here. You can find tips on writing cover letters and resumes for Swedish companies here.
- AIESEC, the international student organisation, organises the placement of internships in Sweden, as it does in many different countries. You should visit your home country’s AIESEC site, where the application process typically begins.
- If you're looking for experience in the fields of engineering, the natural sciences or other technical fields, then IAESTE (the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) can help you. The Swedish IAESTE site is a good resource for new arrivals. Still, you should begin your application with your home country’s local IAESTE committee.
- Law students and young lawyers can benefit from trainee exchanges organised by the European Law Students Association, ELSA. The programmes let you live and work abroad for a period of time, including in Sweden.
- For medical students, trainee exchanges are organised by IFMSA, the International Federation of Medical Students Associations.