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The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, IAESTE, is a worldwide network that organises paid, course-related traineeships for students and recent graduates of technical subjects such as Engineering, Science, and IT. Traineeships are offered by a huge variety of employers, ranging from multinational companies to university research departments to start-up enterprises. The programme was established in 1947, operates in 87 countries worldwide and has approximately 4,000 international participants each year. IAESTE aims to enhance participants’ professional, technical and intercultural skills while providing employers with well-qualified and highly motivated trainees. IAESTE is based on mutual exchange, so every country both sends trainees abroad and hosts trainees thanks to local employers.

All IAESTE countries have a national office to coordinate the programme and liaise with employers and trainees. The majority of countries also have a wide support network of local volunteers who help trainees settle into and explore their host countries. In Ireland, IAESTE works with diverse employers including Trinity College Dublin, SAP, Ericsson, and Threefold. We host trainees from all over the world every year, and as a result Irish students from almost every third- level institution in the country have taken up traineeships abroad.

  • To find out more about offering a traineeship, click here.
  • To find out more about applying, click here.
  • To find out more about the Dublin Local Committee, click here.

Applications have reopened for the @IAESTE_Ireland until March 12th, please get all applications in before then!leargas.ie/programmes/iae… @UCDCareers @UCDCompSci @TCDCareers @NUIGCareers

Applications closed for the 2018 IAESTE Exchange programme!

The deadline for the 2018 IAESTE Exchange has been extended until Monday December 11th. Get all applications in before Monday to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email us at iaeste@leargas.ie! #iaesteireland #workabroad #employment #Travel


Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
LéargasFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 10:15pm
There are lots of developments in European Volunteering happening in 2018! Want to learn about the volunteering opportunities available to young people? Join us in Dublin or Cashel next week:
Dublin, 20 Feb: https://www.leargas.ie/calendar/discover-european-volunteering/
Cashel, 21 Feb: https://www.leargas.ie/calendar/discover-european-volunteering-cashel/
LéargasFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 9:50am
Calling all youth workers interested in exploring the area of diversity! This training course offers concrete methods for managing diversity, will provide a space to explore various kinds of diversity and an opportunity for experience sharing. The dates are 21 - 26 May and it will take place in Germany. http://bit.ly/2ExF8NF
LéargasFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 8:55am
If you are a teacher or a youth worker with an interest in social inclusion, empowerment and supporting early school leavers this training course could be for you. The dates are 22 - 27 May and it will take place in Latvia. For more info and to apply http://bit.ly/2ExF8NF
LéargasFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 8:15am
Do you want to change something in your community? If you work with young people and have an idea for a project check out this training course GET IN NET. This course will take place in Portugal from the 16 - 21 April, for more information and to apply http://bit.ly/2F1H3qJ
LéargasFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 8:05am
Non-formal Learning in Higher Education: Developing Intercultural Competence. 16 - 21, Turkey. This seminar will be held within the long-term TCA project ‘Among Others’, aimed at exploring how non-formal methods can help develop intercultural competence in higher education. Deadline for application is 12 March. For more information and to apply http://trainings.salto-youth.net/7037