Doing an internship abroad is a great way to gain international work experience, and to boost your CV. This page helps you to find internships, discover the right contact people and check insurance for your period abroad.
Go International for all
All students, irrelevant of background, have equal and fair access and possibility to participate. You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions, if you are in need of support, or if you have a disability. Additional scholarship funds are available within some exchange programs for students who, for example, travel with a child or have a disability.
First steps towards your internship abroad
Start by contacting either your programme, course coordinator or your department’s internship coordinator to discuss opportunities available to you. You can also directly contact a company or organisation that you are interested in. Your faculty or department might also have international networks through research collaborations and exchange agreements.
Kickstart your career at the career portal targeted for students and recent graduates. Here you can find jobs, internships and placements for your degree project. Search among advertisements and selected companies both inside and outside Europe.
Students who are doing an internship abroad under an agreement between Malmö University and a foreign educational institution, company or other institution, are covered by the group insurance policy Student OUT. This is provided by Kammarkollegiet. Make sure to read the terms and conditions before you go abroad.
Please note that:
Student OUT does not provide any coverage if you are studying from somewhere other than your host country. If you are conducting distance studies from Malmö, or somewhere other than the place where your host university is situated, you will need an additional insurance.
The insurance does not cover any travels outside the host country. The exemptions are study trips with a supervisor where Kammarkollegiet have been notified in advance.
The Student OUT insurance does not apply in countries where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel. If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel to a specific area in a country, the insurance does not apply in that part of the country. The advice against travels should be in place at the time of your travels for the insurance not to be valid. If you started your travels before the advice against travels, you are covered by the insurance for a maximum of 30 days when the advice applies. During this time you are expected to travel back to Sweden. More information about the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advice against travels can be found on the Governmental offices website (in Swedish).
If the country of study is the country in which you are domiciled, the only clauses that apply are 2.1 Personal injury cover and 2.5 Liability cover. If you are a citizen of the country of study or if you have lived there, contact Kammarkollegiet and find out what applies specifically to you.
If something happens during the time you are away, you report this by making a claim. Information about the claim form can be found on the Kammarkollegiet's website.