14/02/2020

URV students can do internships at universities in other countries

The International Network of Universities (INU) has created an internships programme to facilitate work-based learning

Kingston University is one of the universities offering internships to students from the universities in the INU.

Students and recent graduates of the URV will be able to do internships in universities that form part of the International Network of Universities (INU), which are located in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Australia, the United States, Sweden and Argentina. The offer, which has already been published, responds to the growing demand among students to be able to do internships in other parts of the world. In the light of this demand, the INU has created an internships programme that facilitates work-based learning and is the reason why the URV is also offering internships to students from other universities in the network.

The conditions governing the internships are decided by each university. Furthermore, students who complete their internship at a university in an EU member state will be able to apply for an Erasmus programme grant. To apply for an internship, students must demonstrate a good command of English and basic linguistic competencies.

The international internships on offer can be consulted on the website of the INU. Furthermore, the International Center of the URV  provides information about applying for this and other international mobility programmes.

Incentivising this joint internships programme is one of the initiatives agreed on by the executive committee of the INU and the council during the meeting held at the URV on 30 and 31 January. They also agreed to increase the number of members and prepared the programme for the next meeting at Hiroshima University (Japan), which will include a seminar for students and a meeting of rectors.

The INU is a global consortium consisting of nine universities whose common objectives are to create innovative methodology, internationalise institutions, prepare students for their development as citizens, offer mobility programmes for students and workers, offer joint teaching and qualifications and provide support for young researchers.