Welcome to this unique Internship Program, that facilitates professional internships in Belgium, the heart of Europe. Internship Belgium offers more than just an internship, it offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience abroad that will significantly increase your professional skills. This is also the perfect opportunity to try some of the 800 Belgian beers, live and work in medieval and modern cities, and make a Eurotrip once your internship has ended.
Basicly, we look for an internship fit to your needs and desires. The internships described below can help you determine what kind of internship your prefer. So if you are looking to combine a challenging and rewarding internship in a particular field of interest with a unique life experience abroad, do not hesitate and contact us! We are always actively looking for internships that are paid or which offer a small allowance, but unfortunately this is not always possible.
What we offer:
We actively look for challenging and rewarding internships, which we advertise on our website. Have a look at our current available internship-vacancies Here.
Our customised internship placements are uniquely designed to fit your needs and desires. Whether you are still graduating, or recently left college, we can provide you with the internship that you look for.
A Total Package
We offer you a total package, where we not only arrange your perfect internship, but also help you find accomodation, offer you help 24/7 and organise weekly activities and travel.
A Good Time
While you are in Belgium, you should definitely take time to try our food and beers, visit the picturesque cities, meet Belgians and people from all over the world. In the center of Europe, …
We aim to give our interns three principal benefits:
A valuable and rewarding work experience (certificate included)
Improvement of personal skills (selfconfidence, maturity, languages, …)
A unique life experience, shared with natives and people from all over the world
We help you improve your CV, resume and/or cover letter.
Internship Belgium receives hundreds of CVs, resumes and cover letters each year, from which plenty are not clear or contain mistakes. An unfortunate spelling mistake in the first sentence for a position where perfect knowledge of English was required. A semi-erotic picture that accompanies the resume for an accounting internship. A complicated table of past experiences where you have to look hard to find the acquired skills. Etc.
Internship Belgium will check and correct your CV/resume within 48 hours. We will send you our spelling and grammatical corrections, together with suggestions and changes with regard to the general structure of your resume and/or cover letter.
Find out how Internship Belgium can help you!
Take a look at our internships below, or let us know what kind of internship your prefer, and we will use our network of companies and organisations to find what you want.
Our internships include:
Work alongside the accounting departement of a Belgian company while gaining valuable experience. Learn from the differences between Belgian accounting standards and those in your home country and enter the job market well prepared.
We can arrange internships in PR firms and PR departments of various companies. You will be involved in a a multitude of tasks such as managing client accounts, research, press releases, receptions, … You can also choose to work in other fields, such as copywriting and graphic design. This internship will give you all the tools you need to expand your knowledge, learn about advertising strategy and branding techniques. Basically the perfect internship to enter the advertisement job market.
If you like to get your hands dirty and work in nature, you can get hands-on experience while working at a Belgian eco-farm. Or if you prefer to defend the interests of the agriculture industry, you could intern at an NGO or lobby group.
What better place to learn about architecture then Belgium, where we have found a way to combine medieval and baroque city centers with modern daily life. Join an architect team and assist with the design and execution of several national and international projects. Your internship will give you a well-rounded view of the field through modeling and design assistance, as well as administrative and client related tasks. As the capital of Europe, Brussels attracts many investments in office space and residential flats, creating plenty of opportunities for architects.
Be part of a growing fashion brand and assist with the new collection, production and day to day studio work. Internships at a local fashion magazine are also possible, if language requirements are met. You will work on clothing and style design processes, cycles of production, marketing and promotion.
Although banks and big consultancy firms often use their own recruitment agencies and long application procedures, we can sometimes place very motivated and skilled interns at various positions.
Belgium counts over 120 breweries and every major city has its own brand and family brewery. Some of the largest ‘beer groups’ in the world are also based in Belgium. You could assist with the daily activities in a brewery, or help promoting beer by working at a beer association.
Although Belgium is quite small, it is a very important economic hub. In 2010, Belgium ranked fourth as the most attractive country for foreign direct investments, after the US, China and Hong Kong. Depending on your specific interests and backgrounds, your internship can cover a variety of areas such as sales and marketing, business development, consulting, supply chain management, information technology, chemistry, biotechnology, tourism and several others.
Belgium is known for its Burgundic lifestyle and is flocked with restaurants, bistro’s, tearooms and bars. With more then 100 restaurants possessing one to three stars, Belgium is one of the best countries in the world to gain valuable skills in a restaurant and/or kitchen. You may help with the purchase of ingredients, learn various cooking techniques and practice your food preparation. This internship requires stress resilience!
Some of the world’s leading civil engineering firms are based in Belgium. Assist them with the design and implementation of several projects (soil remediation, construction, assessment studies, infrastructure, …) or be involved at ongoing works. This internship will give you the opportunity to use your theoretical knowledge in the field.
By working as a Communication or Marketing Intern, you may help increasing brand awareness, growing the customer base, prospecting new clients, developing new ideas and strategies, performing market research, advertising and using social media.
Brussels is the world’s second most important conference center for hosting international business meetings, and motivated and skilled interns can often be placed at several conference hosters. You will be involved in event conception, promotion and coordination. With this internship you can also build your portfolio in the field of Event Management.
This internship gives you the opportunity to work at private teaching institutions and assist in activities such as teaching adults or children, create lesson plans, … Most teaching placements will involve courses in English or French. This internship will enable you to gain pre-requisite classroom experience and firsthand knowledge of the Belgian school system.
Based on available positions, we can arrange electrical, mechanical, chemical, biotechnology or environmental engineering internships. You will work on specific products and design procedures as well as provide insight to the development and implementation of products.
You will work alongside analysts, developers, designers and other engineers so this is the perfect opporutinity to add a valuable work experience to your CV.
As an entrepeneurship intern, you will work with start-up companies and local entrepreneurs to draft business plans and complete market research. This is a more competitive internship, since it requires technical, economical, creative and leadership skills.
Intern in a Belgian hospital or revalidation center and aid with the daily activities. These internships are ideal for those who need to complete several mandatory internships in the scope of their studies.
This type of internship is great for those who are in medical / nursery school and who are eager to gain experience by working in a community center or private / public clinic. In Belgium, students can also participate in ‘observation internships’, where they are ‘shadowing’ doctors in their daily activities.
During their Golden Era in the 13-16th century, several Belgian cities acquired great wealth through all kinds of hand made products. So Belgium is the perfect place to work alongside experienced craftsmen and gain unique experience in areas such as leather, ceramics, textile, pottery and ironwork.
Belgium has a rich history and is one of the few places in the world where practically anyone can trace its family back to the early 16hundreds. Several artefacts and archives are available where interns can help with the management of the collection or perform research. This may require some knowledge of Latin / French or (old) Dutch but motivated interns can acquire these skills relatively easy.
Gain valuable work experience by assessing potential candidates, managing and following up of individual files, preparing job interviews, screening individuals, sourcing applicants for specific roles, …. Ideal for those looking to become a Recruitment Consultant. This internship requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, aswell as the ability to multitask.
There are several companies and organisations where interns with knowledge of ICT and graphic design can be placed to assist with projects such as developing new algorithms, developing logos and websites, social media apps, online gaming applications, …
You can also work as a web design intern and enhance your software skills, assist with the design, improvements and maintenance of websites. This internship is a perfect way to distinguish yourself from colleages in a competitive and rapidly changing industry.
You will work on specific projects (biotechnical, scientific, commercial) and learn to apply your theoretical knowledge in the corporate sector. Several positions are available and based on your desires we can place you at your perfect internship.
Join the team of (online) newspapers, radio’s or television and assist with several projects where you qualifications are needed (dependent on language requirements).
As the city with the second biggest number of permanent journalist stations, Brussels is one of the most important media centers of the world. It is the place to sharpen your skils and gain real-world experience in film production and journalism. This internship enables you to refine your skills as a journalist and build your professional portfolio with published articles.
More then 800 NGO’s are headquartered in Brussels, from which many are working on human rights. There are also several law firms, where English is one of the common languages, where motivated interns can be placed to assist with various projects.
Several foreign law firms, including many from the US, have settled in Brussels, the EU decision center. Depending on your area of interest, you may work on cases dealing with mergers, intellectual property, criminal law, women’s rights, …. Your tasks may include writing and preparing legal documents, general case management, research, clerical support.
Because of Belgium’s long and rich history, there are plenty of musea covering almost every topic you can think of. Belgium has also hundreds of monuments, churches and old buildings, from which several are included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List (the Flemisch Béguinages, the Grand-Place in Brussels, the Belfries of Belgium, the historic center of Bruges, the Art deco houses of the architect Victor Horta, …). Belgium is thus the perfect place to gain valuable skills while working alongside a museum curator. You may also be involved in other projects such as planning and execution of exhibits, leading tours in museums, … . There are also galleries and auction houses where similar positions are available.
In a country that boosts the entertainment industry with world renowned festivals and performances, there are plenty of opportunities to work on promotion and event management.
There are also several theaters where music or other performing arts are practiced, and where interns can work behind the scenes at a local production, work on promotional materials or assist a performing arts instructor.
Although Belgium is not the best student with regard to nature conservation, there are several small and big institutions and NPO’s which focus on nature conservation (projects in the field, policy, research, campaigns).
As one of the most important political hubs of the world, hundreds of NGO’s are present in Brussels with a main or regional office. Interns may take part in awareness campaigns, fundraising projects, research, organizing events, attending conferences or workshops. Several NGO’s are working on health, peace and conflict, humanitarian aid, nature conservation or basically anything you can think of.
In 2007, Belgium was considered the best country in the world for academic research and it notched up the highest number of clinical studies per head of population. Belgium also records the highest number of medicine development per head of population, so this is the perfect place to gain valuable experience in the pharmacy industry.
Intern at a gallery or at a photography studio and increase you knowledge of editing methods, camera techniques and printing methods. You may also assist with photo-shoots, routing photography materials and conducting photo research on future articles.
As the political nexus of Europe, Brussels offers plenty of opportunities to gain valuable work experience. We are working with numerous organisations, Pressure Groups, Research and Lobby Groups, Think Tanks, political parties and NGO’s where valuable interns can be placed. Sometimes interns are also needed for some of the many governments in Belgium. Depending on your field of interest, you can work on a specific theme.
Join the dynamic team of a real estate company and learn all the tricks to sell properties. As a real estate intern you will work in a local real estate office and assist with sales and evaluations, the management of rental properties and some day to day administrative tasks.
Work behind the scenes of a theater or help with the production and editing of shortfilms for a variety of commercial purposes. You can assist in script writing, selecting visual and music resources, editing, … . Sometimes interns can also work on the production of long films.
Every year, more then 13 million tourists visit Belgium, which is more then the total population of Belgium. There are thus a wide variety of opportunities to gain valuable work experience in the tourism industry. Based on your preference, you can work in a 5 star hotel, lodge or bed and breakfast where you will gain valuable experience in fields as hotel operations management, customer service, marketing or finance. You can also assist a Tourism Association with the development of a foreign tourist communication plan.
Sports Management involves a variety of tasks that are often hidden for the big public: marketing of merchandise, preparing press updates, making the schedules for teams or individual players, … . Most opportunities are dealing with cycling and soccer, the two most popular sports in Belgium.