LLP / Erasmus Internship
Erasmus student internship is a period of time spent working in a company or organization of a country participating in the LLP / Erasmus programme. Erasmus internship provides the student with possibilities to adapt to the labour market demands of the entire EU, improve professional skills, familiarize with and deepen understanding of a specific country’s economy, social system and culture. Erasmus internship is part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus Sub-Programme. More information about Erasmus.
LLP Erasmus Internship competition for 2013 summer and 2013/2014 academic year has been announced. Duration of internship is three months, the internship may start on 1 June 2013 at the earliest and end on 31 October 2014 at the latest.
All first year fulltime degree students who haven’t yet had a placement under LLP / Erasmus or Leonardo da Vinci II programme are eligible for the LLP / Erasmus grant (including zero-grant).
- Filled-in selection form (online)
- Confirmation by the company or organization (attached to the selection form as a .pdf document).
The priority in the selection is given to
- Students whose study programme includes internship
- Students who have confirmation of the company/organisation to accept them for LLP/Erasmus internship (based on the form provided by the International Office)
- student’s motivation
- good command of the foreign language in which the internship will be conducted
- student’s experience of work, studies, internship and participation in international academic projects or public activities
- student’s ability to independently solve the arising problems
- student’s learning results of the last two semesters. For first-year students of all levels: first semester’s learning results, if not available – learning results reflected in the appendix of BA or MA degree diploma.
The selection criteria are not prioritised. Faculties have the right to determine, publicly announce and, during the selection, apply individual priority levels for the criteria.
Please be advised that when scholarship is awarded to a student who has not been accepted by an organisation or company for internship yet, he must find a place of internship and inform the International Office about it no later than two months after the scholarship is awarded. If a proper place of internship is not found and the information about it is not provided, the awarded scholarship is annulled.
Selection process: VMU Rector’s Ordinance No. 52 dated 1 February 2012 “On confirmation of the process of selection for LLP / Erasmus exchange programme’s studies and practice”
While looking for an accepting organisation, we recommend you to create an Europass CV:
- Curriculum Vitae (Europass CV, in English)
- Tips on how to fill the CV (in Lithuanian)
- CV Sample 1
- CV Sample 2
How to find a place for internship?
- Independently seek places of internship (companies, organisations) which you are interested in (and which match your study programme)
- In international databases (e.g. iHipo, Leo-Net-JOEplus, ISPO, PLACEMENT-UK, NordStages, EAEC database, iAgora)
- Contact the head of your department.
Suitable and unsuitable companies and organisations
- Companies suitable for student internship are all organisations which conduct economic activities in the public and private sector, regardless of their legal status, size or the economic sector in which they are functioning, including social sphere. Economic sectors.
- Companies unsuitable for internship are EU institutions (including European agencies, link here), organisations or their divisions which administer EU programs, and the national diplomatic representation (embassy, consulate) of the country sending the student in the country which is accepting him.
Duration of Erasmus Internship
Duration of the internship is 3 months. This includes 480 work hours, 18 ECTS credits (40 hours = 1.5 ECTS)
Erasmus Internship Scholarship
Every student who is selected in a competition and leaving as a participant of the Erasmus Internship Program receives the Erasmus Scholarship, which is allocated to cover the travel and accommodation expenses. However, it does not cover all mobility-related expenses. Also, students may travel with the Erasmus “Zero Grant”, which means they are not provided funding from Erasmus, but are given the status of an Erasmus student (as well as all related privileges and responsibilities). During the period of higher education studies, every student has one opportunity to get an internship mobility scholarship (including “Zero Grant”).
Sizes of LLP / Erasmus Internship Scholarships in 2011 / 2012
Group I countries – LTL 2,260.03 (EUR 654.55)
- United Kingdom
Group II countries – LTL 1,894 (EUR 548.54)
- the Netherlands
Group III countries – LTL 1,500 (EUR 434.43)
- the Czech Republic
VMU Rector’s Ordinance No. 294a dated 17 June “On allocation of scholarships to students who are studying and interning as participants of LLP / Erasmus exchange programme in 2012 / 2013 academic year”
Students with disabilities and special needs may receive additional funding. Applications may be sent until 30 April 2013 (for mobility in 2012 / 2013) but no later than a month or a week before the beginning of LLP / Erasmus internship.For more information, please contact coordinator of the programme (firstname.lastname@example.org)
No later than a month before the departure the students must present the following documents to the International Office:
- Signed trilateral internship agreement (and quality assurance)
- Sheet of changes (Trilateral internship agreement and quality assurance) if applicable. Changing is possible only during the first semester of internship.
- Request for the Dean (if you are a undergraduate or graduate student)
- Request for the Rector (if you are a postgraduate student)
- Personal data form / obligation. Fill in online here.
- Documents that would prove that student is covered with: health insurance, accident on work insurance and liability insurance for the whole placement period.
After presenting all the documents, you will sign the LLP / Erasmus financial agreement of student internship, which will determine that you receive the scholarship (unless you are a “Zero Grant” student)
Every student travelling as participant of the Erasmus program is given the status of an Erasmus student
The rights and duties of an Erasmus student is described by the Erasmus Student Charter.
Before leaving, students must get insured privately or acquire the European Health Insurance Card. This card is issued for free at the Kaunas District Patient Fund (Aukštaičių Str. 10, phone +370 37 208 846. More details can be found on the website of the National Health Insurance Fund (in Lithuanian). Those who have already bought the card are advised to check its expiration date.
After the internship
When the period of your LLP / Erasmus internship is over, you will have to present the following documents to the International Office:
- Confirmation of the Host Organisation (confirmation of the internship period and the adherence to the program, and a transcript of results)
- Internship report. Fill in online here.