Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program

Two offices, CEU's Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) and the Career Services Office (CSO), administer competitive internship funds aimed at providing support to students who find internships that will allow them to gain relevant professional experience.
Please see the call of CSO's Internship Support Program Fund here: https://careers.ceu.edu/internship-support-program-isp-fund 

Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program 2019/2020
- Winter call -

Application deadline: February 2, 2020

Within the Erasmus+ Program opportunities are provided for awarded students to pursue a professionally-relevant internship period abroad at a higher education institution or at certain organizations.

Who can apply?

All enrolled Masters and Doctoral students regardless of their nationality, who receive a degree accredited in Hungary or those who enrolled in Postgraduate Specialization Programs at CEU are eligible to apply for an Erasmus internship period carried out during their studies or within 12 months after their graduation date at CEU.

  • Students may only apply for funding in relation to a single internship, which must be secured by the time they apply for the grant
  • Students planning to undertake an 'after graduation mobility' must apply during their enrolled status and sign their grant contract before their graduation
  • Priority will be given to students participating in the program for the first time (during their CEU studies) and to those applying for an unpaid or low paid internship*
  • Please, note that the following students are excluded from eligible applicants:
    • First year and one-year School of Public Policy Master students (Information on the SPP Internship Fund will be shared separately with eligible SPP students)
    • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship holders during their studies
    • CEU Internship Support Program Fund, Doctoral Research Support Grant and CEU Write-Up Grant recipients or those receiving funding from their academic program in relation to their internship

LOcation of the activity

Students must carry out their mobility activity in an Erasmus Program Country different from Hungary.

 The Erasmus Program Countries are currently the following: 

Member States of the European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom**
Non-EU Program Countries: North Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Turkey

The receiving organization may be in public, private, non-profit or educational sector:
– Any public or private organization active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. For example:

  • a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);
  • a public body at local, regional or national level; – a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
  • a research institute;
  • a foundation;
  • a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper – secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);

–  a non-profit organization, association, NGO;
–  a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;
– a Program Country Higher Education Institution awarded with an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

The following types of organizations are not eligible as host organizations:

Duration of the activity

  • Minimum duration of an internship period abroad is 2 months, up to the maximum of 4 months in this round
  • The internship period must be carried out between 1 April 2020 and 31 July 2020
  • The duration is calculated from the first day the student is required to be at the host organization. The end date is the last date they need to be present.

Financial rules

Selected applicants are eligible to receive a grant to partially support their mobility, thus may not cover all the actual expenses incurred. Students are responsible for making all their travel, accommodation and related arrangements. The amount of the grant is set by the Erasmus Program and depends on the receiving country. It is calculated at a monthly rate, where one month is equivalent to 30 days. In case of incomplete months, the number of days are multiplied by 1/30.
Based on country rates, the amount of the grant is:

  • 620 EUR/month for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom
  • 570 EUR/month for Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands
  • 520 EUR/month for Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey

The grant will be paid in two instalments: 80% pre-financing upon the signature of the grant contract but not sooner than 30 days prior to the start of the internship. 20% is transferred at the end of the internship period, pending on receipt by the Erasmus Office of all documentation and the submission of the online EU survey. All payments are processed through bank transfer in EUR.

EVALTUATION CRITERIA

Applications will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Applicant demonstrates relevance of the chosen internship to the student's studies and career goals
  • Applicant demonstrates professional and academic potential and achievement

AWARD RECIPIENT OBLIGATIONS

Students who receive an Erasmus+ grant will fully or partially reimburse the EU grant if they do not comply with the terms of the grant contract and fail to complete the internship and submit the required documentation at the end of their internship (unless they were prevented from completing their planned activities abroad due to a case of force majeure). Erasmus Office must be notified about any changes at erasmus@ceu.edu.

*An internship is considered low paid if the monthly payment to be received by the intern does not exceed one third of the potential monthly amount of the grant.
**Please, keep in mind that effects of Brexit may affect your planned activities: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about/brexit_en 

Erasmus+ Internship Mobility: Application process

STEP 1: Get prepared

STEP 2: Identify your tasks

  • Have the document filled out and signed by the host institution and your CEU department.

STEP 3: Prepare your application package

  • Fill out the Application Statement, sign and have it signed by your Supervisor/Head of Department and upload it to the Application Platform 
  • Finalize the Before the Mobility section of the Learning Agreement for Traineeship: Contact your Department and the host organization to complete the required information, have the agreement signed by the responsible person at the organization and at CEU. Upload the fully signed Learning Agreement to the Application Platform
  • Write a motivation letter upload it to the Application Platform, providing answers to the following questions:
    • Reasons for choosing the specific internship host organization
    • Description of your planned primary responsibilities during the internship
    • Narrative on how the internship aligns with your career plans
  • Request an unofficial copy of your Transcript of Records from Registry@ceu.edu and upload it to the Application Platform
  • Prepare your CV and upload it to the Application Platform
    • By submitting my photo as part of my CV, I give my voluntary and explicit consent to the University to manage it together with my other data for the purpose of processing my application.

  • Get one recommendation letter from CEU supervisor/lecturer, etc. The letter can be sent via email only by the recommender to erasmus@ceu.edu, with a subject: "Recommendation Letter_Name of the Applicant". Contents of the recommendation letter may include:
    • The applicant's studies, skills, experiences that are relevant for the program
    • Why the applicant is suitable for the program and how can he/she benefit from it
    • Anything outstanding about the applicant, e.g. relevant beyond classroom activities, presentations, publications, previous engagements, experiences, particular talents, etc. 
    • Brief description of the applicant's personal qualities
    • For further help or tips, please visit https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~mernst/advice/write-recommendation.html
    • I hereby acknowledge that I have obtained the explicit consent of my referees to transfer their personal data to CEU in support of the evaluation of my application.


STEP 4: Submit your application package

  • Fill out and submit the online Application Form on the Application Platform
  • Upload all required documents (make sure to have signed beforehand where necessary)

    • Application Statement
    • Learning Agreement for Traineeship
    • Motivation Letter
    • CV
    • Transcript of Records (Unofficial copy accepted)
  • Make sure that your Letter of Recommendation have been sent to Erasmus@ceu.edu
  • Applications must be submitted not later than February 2, 2020, 11:59 pm
  • Late, incomplete and/or e-mailed application forms will not be considered
  • Applicants will be notified about the application decisions within 5 (five) weeks after the deadline
  • If you have questions, comments or queries, do not hesitate to contact CEU Erasmus Office:

    Ms. Dorottya Urai
    Tel: +36 1 327 3000 x 2616
    Email: Erasmus@ceu.edu