International Internship

Internships provide students with the real-life professional learning experience of integrating into an organisation’s culture and processes. The main objective is to turn academic experience and theoretical knowledge into a professional, multi-cultural experience.

The internship must be at the level of a graduate recruit in order to provide valuable business experience.

Internships can take place at a CEMS Corporate Partner, although not on a compulsory basis, and also at a non-profit organisation such as a humanitarian mission.

Students are responsible for finding their own internship. If students wish to receive internship offers by e-mail, they can use the JobMarket service at or explore the Career Services page  

Students are responsible for all official documents required for the employment. The “CEMS Internship Guide” gives help and information on internship possibilities, VISA and other regulations in each CEMS country.


  • Students either spend the internship abroad, or, when spending both academic terms abroad, they may pursue the internship at home, but within a company operating in an international environment.
  • For the purposes of the CEMS MIM Graduation requirements "abroad" is defined as outside the country of the home school.
  • Internships must be a full-time activity at a professional level (first job level, although salaries may not be commensurate) where the student is given one or more challenging projects with a certain degree of autonomy.
  • Internships must cover a period of at least 10 consecutive weeks full-time in the same company (the first 10 weeks of a full-time employment position is also accepted).
  • Internships can take place at any time (also prior to CEMS selection) except parallel to the studies during the two MIM terms.
  • Internships must be during the graduate level of studies, starting with the date when the student fulfilled all official Bachelor degree requirements.
  • The student's work must be supervised by a tutor within the company.
  • Internships must be approved by the home institution before they start.

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