This will largely depend on your academic background. Your studies or job must have a connection to the field in which the internship is provided. This ensures that you can build on everything that you are already know while gaining some practical experience. It also means that the content of the internship will not be completely new to you. This will allow you to use your existing skills to become a valuable member of the company providing your internship.
You should identify which specific aspects are most interesting to you and how much time you have available. We offer internships in a wide variety of fields. The length of your stay can be from a few months up to a whole year.
You should also consider what kind of a budget you have available and what financing options are open to you. You can find a few tips in the next section. You should also bear in mind that your flights, transfer, visa, vaccinations and insurance will all cost money.
Details about each field are available in the internship descriptions on our homepage. Please contact us if you have any questions, and we will be happy to help you.
Your internship can last from eight weeks through to a year. However, we recommend going for at least three months so that you can acclimatise and get used to where you are. This will give you the best chances of benefiting from your overseas internship in your career.
If you are interested in an overseas internship, you should contact us as early as possible. If you are planning on an internship outside of Europe, you should apply at least six months in advance.
We and our partners believe it is extremely important to fill the internship positions on offer with suitable and motivated interns. Please do not underestimate the application process; not everybody who applies will be granted an internship. But with a suitable background and a little patience and effort, you will soon be on an exciting internship where you can deepen your expertise, gain practical experience and get closer to nature.
The application process varies from internship to internship. This is a general overview of the application process for our internships:
The price of the programme does not include travel to your internship. If you need help booking a flight, we will happily put you in contact with a travel agency which works with us on a regular basis. We are also more than happy to help you organise transfers from and to the airport. You should also bear in mind that travel allowance may be available from different organisations.
You may need to apply for a visa, depending on your destination and how long you intend to stay there. Please be aware that getting a visa not only involves additional costs, but can also take a significant amount of time. Please get in touch if you need any information about the rules for a particular country.
You must arrange appropriate health, accident and liability insurance to cover your stay overseas. We recommend contacting your insurance provider. The team at NATUCATE can also help you find a policy which is appropriate for you.
Vaccinations will be required before travelling to certain countries. The Foreign Office website has information about which vaccines are required for which country. You should also contact a medical professional who specialises in travel medicine to find out which vaccinations they would recommend. Some insurance providers may cover the cost of vaccinations.