Scholarship Details

IAESTE Internship Placement Program

Application Deadline:





IAESTE (pronounced “eye-ess-tay”), or the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences, is a global organization promoting intercultural exchange between students in STEM fields. Established in 1948, IAESTE now includes over 80 official member countries that collaborate to provide students in the STEM fields with paid, international internship opportunities. The program was established in the United States in 1950 and is administered by Cultural Vistas, a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions. Cultural Vistas develops international professional experiences that create more informed, skilled, and engaged citizens.


Enrollment: Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited four-year U.S. university in a full-time Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. program during the application process. Recent graduates are eligible for the program, but are only able to intern in certain countries due to visa regulations. International students are welcome to apply, as long as they are enrolled at a U.S. university. International students must be enrolled before, during, and after their internships.
Academic Standing: Applicants should have attained junior-level standing or above by the time the internship begins. Sophomores may also apply, but should include some relevant internship or lab experience as part of their application. Graduating seniors and recent graduates (start date of internship must be within one-year of graduation) are only eligible for work authorization in certain countries, and are encouraged to speak with the program team before submitting an application.
Major: Applicants must be enrolled in a technical field of study, including, but not limited to, all engineering fields, computer science, architecture, natural and physical sciences, or agricultural sciences.
Age: Applicants are typically between the ages of 19 and 30, but non-traditional students are encouraged to speak to the program team about eligibility.
Language: Applicants must be fluent in English, as all IAESTE internships are conducted in English.

Terms of Award:

$100 application fee (non-refundable) due when submitting online application
$1150 program fee
Health insurance: To ensure coverage throughout the internship duration, outbound IAESTE participants must be covered by a policy administered by their home university or Cultural Vistas’ Envisage Global policy ($65 per month).
Travels costs: Participants are responsible for purchasing their own airfare and any fees associated with the visa application.

Please Submit:

Online application (Tip: You may log into, edit and log out of your application at any time until you have clicked on the “Submit” button. Once an application has been submitted, it is considered final. Please make sure to click “Save” in each section you edit before exiting your application to ensure that all data is saved.)
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
University transcript
Proof of enrollment including expected graduation date (the Office of the Registrar should be able to provide this letter)
List of relevant courses (this can be a Word document listing each course title and description from the syllabus)
Letter(s) of recommendation
Portfolio (Architecture students only)
Copy of the picture page of your passport
Application fee of $100
Please note: Official documents (letter of enrollment, transcripts, and letter(s) of recommendation) can be scanned and uploaded to your online application. Letters of recommendation must be on letterhead and hand-signed by the recommender. Letters of recommendation should come from a professor or supervisor with knowledge of your work in your field of study.

Online Application: