Internship by Country

Internship Programs are offered in the following countries:

INTERNSHIP & STUDY PROGRAMS IN BRAZIL

Within the broad range of educational opportunities at home and abroad work internships, provide one of the best ways to learn about the job you hope to have. An internship will acquaint you, in a practical way, with the career options in your field of study and offer first-hand opportunities to test your knowledge and examine your career plans.

The traditional view of business education for both students and professional is under the microscope as Universities and companies world-wide look for the most effective ways to train people to work in today's global markets. The rational Higher Education program alone cannot fully prepare you fro what you will face on-the-job. International business skills and second language competency are now a necessity.

Whatever your area of study might be, through the NIK|LAS organization you may have the opportunity to gain real-life experience abroad. You will experience for yourself the very different Portuguese business protocols, learn to do business in a completely different culture, and gain fluency in both formal Portuguese as well as local and profession-specific jargon. These factors which may well mean the difference between business success and failure.

The principle objectives of the combined language and internship program are twofold. (1) To promote acquisition of high-level Portuguese language skills and (2) to provide candidates with professional working experience in a full immersion Portuguese-speaking environment. Another feature of our program is highly important: to provide students the most realistic experience possible. All aspects of the program are real-life. Entrance requirements are high and each step is competitive with high-levels of performance expected.

Objectives of the Internship Program

The principle objectives of the combined language and internship program are twofold. (1) To promote acquisition of high-level Portuguese language skills and (2) to provide candidates with professional working experience in a full immersion Portuguese-speaking environment. Another feature of our program is highly important: to provide students the most realistic experience possible. All aspects of the program are real-life. Entrance requirements are high and each step is competitive with high-levels of performance expected.

Structure of the Program

The Internship Program consists of 2 phases:

1st: minimum 4 weeks of Standard Portuguese language (in Maceio, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador).

2nd: the internship placement, lasting 3 or up to 12 months (in Alagoas, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, and the rest of Brazil).

I Part - Course

The length of the Portuguese-language portion will depend on your starting point and how quickly you can acquire the needed fluency. Written skills test and additional ones will be used to monitor your progress administered to judge readiness for the work period. In order to qualify for the internship placement you must have a high intermediate level of fluency. The minimum length for the Portuguese course is 4 weeks.
Language Skill exam fee: $150 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Location: Maceio, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador

II Part: The Internship Period

Professional practice internships are offered in private sector companies, governmental organizations, NGO's, schools, colleges, and universities. The work period will be from 3 months and up to 12 months. It may be possible to extend placement if both the employer/sponsor and the inter are in agreement and if there are no legal considerations that would discourage the extension. Placement is made and progress is monitored through our program office. The internship portion of the program may not combine different companies or different cities.

Placement Fee: $915 USD [1-3 mths] | $1035 USD [4-6 mths] | $1150 USD [7-12 mths]

Vitem V Visa Fee: $210


Location: Alagoas, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro

- AVAILABLE PLACEMENTS IN UNIVERSITIES -

- AVAILABLE PLACEMENTS IN PRIVATE COMPANIES -

Company Assignment

The most important factor is language skills. The more limited the student's language abilities, the flexible s/he will have to be in terms of placements. We try very hard to match the students' educational background, professional experience, and professional plans, to the internship placement. We contact the student (by e-mail or in person) with one or more possibilities, and descriptions of those internships, and ask the student for comments and to rank the possibilities in order of preference. This helps us ensure appropriate placement. The interviews can take place during the time the student is studying Minimum required Portuguese level: intermediary - high

Compensation

Interns will receive a stipend to cover local, daily expenses. Some companies may also provide benefits to cover local

transportation or meals. Participants should not expect to gain a lot of money during the stay. The monthly minimum wage in Brazil is R$ 622,00. Stipend amounts vary from position to position.

Services Include

  • Portuguese Course (minimum 4 weeks): Standard
  • 3 Months or up to 12 Months of Internship
  • Requesting and receiving background information on all internship candidates providing guidelines for the preparation of the professional résumé in Portuguese, interviewing each candidate, and drawing up a list of possible internship placements;
  • Conferring with the candidates via e-mail or telephone to confirm area of interest and counsel on professional experience options;
  • Approaching the sponsoring institutions and achieving placements;
  • Maintaining contact with both the candidates and the sponsoring organizations to ensure that the internships run smoothly;
  • Intervening to resolve any difficulties or misunderstandings between the clients and the corporate sponsors, to assure mutual satisfaction.

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé in Portuguese or English. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.
  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com
  • Deposit of $250 USD
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

Please, make sure your medical insurance covers you during your stay in Brazil; otherwise we can make arrangements for you to receive in this case.

MEDICAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

MEDICAL INTENRSHIP BRAZIL

This is a rigorous 6-week specialized study abroad program specialized in one of the following topic:

(i) Plastic Surgery (São Paulo, BRAZIL)

(ii) Tropical Diseases (Maceió, BRAZIL)

The program includes seminars, language training, supervised research and field excursions that have been developed in conjunction with the local health ministry.

Structure of the Program

The program has two phases:

a. Portuguese language studies (Bahia do Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Maceio , São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro)

b. 2-weeks supervised hospital internship. (Maceio , São Paulo)

I Part - Course

The 4-week Portuguese language course is designed to help improve your effectiveness as a Portuguese Speaker, so you can be more efficient in your work post. With a higher level of Portuguese, you can gain much more from the experience. The Portuguese language class has a medical vocabulary emphasis on either Tropical Diseases or Plastic Surgery.

Language Skill exam fee: $150 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Location: Maceió, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

II Part: Medical Internship Placement Period

This program provides participants with critical information for understanding the reality of Brazilian Medicine. It is geared towards medical or pre-med students

During placement; students see diseases being treated in the real life practice of medicine in Latin America, and the

reality of Brazilian medical care, by accompanying doctors to their clinics and hospitals.

The time spent in the placement will be purely for observation; students will not participate in any medical

procedures.

Tropical Disease Program

The material includes subjects such as:

• General medical vocabulary

• Doctor-Patient relationship

• Lectures on Tropical diseases (Dengue, Febre Amarela ("Yellow Fever"), Malaria)

• Human Body (in General, Head and Mouth, Intern Organs)

Practicum:

• students take part as student-observers

• opportunity to meet and interact with local university students doig rotation

Plastic Surgery Program
Theoretical Program Topics:

• Plastic Surgery global vision

• Medical Training in Brazil / Foreign Diploma Validation

• Wound healing / Flaps and grafts: principles

• Burns / Cutaneous tumors

• Plastic Surgery in Trauma Patients

• Specialties: Hand Surgery/Lower limb reconstruction

• Specialties: Craniofacial surgery/ Orbitopalpebral reconstruction

• Esthetic Surgery

Practicum:

• Patient rounds and surgery observation

• Visit to Plastic Surgery Clinic

Hospital internships are held at:

- the Hospital das Clinicas,

- Hospital Sirio Libanes

- the Plastic Surgery Clinic

- Hospital Universitário
Program Fee: $7060 USD

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé either in Portuguese or English. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay / Cover Letter (1 page): Detailing interest in the program.
  • Enrollment Form
  • Send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com
  • Registration Deposit of $250 USD (Registration cannot be accepted without this payment)
  • Send documents at least 1-2 months before arrival date

INTERNSHIP & STUDY PROGRAMS IN CANADA

Work experience is an exciting and challenging way to improve your English, gain insight into Canada working life and culture and learn new skills.

This is an invaluable opportunity to improve your English and to learn new skills. Designed for students, graduates and young job seekers aged between18-35.

There is no salary because the objectives of the program are educational and offer a chance to gain professional experience. Many employers pay for daily travel and/or lunch expenses, but this is not guaranteed.

Features

  • Age range 18-35
  • Fully monitored placements
  • The program is educational - work is unpaid
  • Placements in sales and marketing, business administration, tourism, information technology, hospitality, Advertising, and Public Relation

THE PROGRAM

The program lasts from 16 - 20 weeks. You begin with a minimum 8 weeks of English Course, followed by a internship placement of 8 - 12 weeks. That is,

  • 8 weeks Course & 8 weeks Work Placement (16 weeks)
  • 8 weeks Course & 12 weeks Work Placement (20 weeks)

Placement Fee: $1075 USD

Length: 16 or 20 weeks

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT:

Placements are organized so that students can:

  • Improve fluency & practice your Business English vocabulary at work
  • Develop specialized vocabulary
  • Improve intercultural understanding about workplace culture & etiquette
  • Gain valuable knowledge of your industry in Canada
  • Meet Americans in your chosen career field

The work you do will depend on your level of education and qualifications, your skills and experience, and your level of English. Placements are generally in companies in Toronto. Job specifications and workloads vary, but you can expect to have your own responsibilities and perhaps your own project. Companies will interview you during the English Study phase of the program. Students are monitored during their placement and given advice on handling work assignments.

We ask you to specify 2 different areas of interest on your application - flexibility is needed to find a worthwhile placement. We have internship opportunities available in the areas of sales and marketing, business administration, hospitality, tourism, Information Technology, Advertising, and Public Relation.

Length: 8 or 12 weeks at 40 hours per week

LANGUAGE CLASSES:

Your Language skill is an important factor in finding a quality work placement. Students must be Lower-Advanced or above to be eligible for the work experience programs. You can choose any of the following English courses: Standard, or Standard Plus. Most companies will want to interview you before offering you a work experience placement and you will need good English to get the most out of your experience. Minimum of 8 weeks English Course.

Length: 8 weeks

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé either in English. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.
  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com
  • Deposit of $250 USD
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

INTERNSHIP & STUDY PROGRAMS IN FRANCE

French Plus Internship Programs

Within the broad range of educational opportunities at home and abroad work internships, provide one of the best ways to learn about the job you hope to have. An internship will acquaint you, in a practical way, with the career options in your field of study and offer first-hand opportunities to test your knowledge and examine your career plans.

The traditional view of business education for both students and professional is under the microscope as Universities and companies world-wide look for the most effective ways to train people to work in today's global markets. The rational Higher Education program alone cannot fully prepare you fro what you will face on-the-job. International business skills and second language competency are now a necessity.

Whatever your area of study might be, through the NIK|LAS organization you may have the opportunity to gain real-life experience abroad. You will experience for yourself the very different French business protocols, learn to do business in a completely different culture, and gain fluency in both formal French as well as local and profession-specific jargon. These factors which may well mean the difference between business success and failure.

Objectives of the Internship Program

The principle objectives of the combined language and internship program are twofold. (1) To promote acquisition of high-level French language skills and (2) to provide candidates with professional working experience in a full immersion French-speaking environment. Another feature of our program is highly important: to provide students the most realistic experience possible. All aspects of the program are real-life. Entrance requirements are high and each step is competitive with high-levels of performance expected.

Structure of the Program

The Internship Program consists of 2 phases:

1st: minimum 4 weeks of Super Standard or Standard Plus French language (in Montpellier, Nice or Paris).

2nd: the internship placement, lasting 2-3 months (in Montpellier, Lyon or Paris).

I Part - Course

The length of the French-language portion will depend on your starting point and how quickly you can acquire the needed fluency. Written skills test and additional ones will be used to monitor your progress administered to judge readiness for the work period. In order to qualify for the internship placement you must have a high intermediate level of fluency. The minimum length for the French course is 4 week.

Location: Montpellier, Nice and Paris

II Part: The Internship Period

Professional practice internships are offered in private sector companies, governmental organizations, NGO's, schools, colleges, and universities. The work period will be of 2-3 months. It may be possible to extend placement if both the employer/sponsor and the inter are in agreement and if there are no legal considerations that would discourage the extension. Placement is made and progress is monitored through our program office. The internship portion of the program may not combine different companies or different cities.

On-site Language Skill exam fee: $210 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Internship Placement Fee: $1050 USD

Location: Montpellier, Lyon, Paris

Company Assignment

The most important factor is language skills. The more limited the student's language abilities, the flexible s/he will have to be in terms of placements.

We try very hard to match the students' educational background, professional experience, and professional plans, to the internship placement. We contact the student (by e-mail or in person) with one or more possibilities, and descriptions of those internships, and ask the student for comments and to rank the possibilities in order of preference. This helps us ensure appropriate placement. The interviews can take place during the time the student is studying.

Minimum required French level: intermediary - high

Services Include:

• French Course (minimum 4 weeks): Super Standard or Standard Plus

• 2-3 Month Internship

• Requesting and receiving background information on all internship candidates providing guidelines for the preparation of the professional résumé in French, interviewing each candidate, and drawing up a list of possible internship placements;

• Conferring with the candidates via e-mail or telephone to confirm area of interest and counsel on professional experience options;

• Approaching the sponsoring institutions and achieving placements.

• Maintaining contact with both the candidates and the sponsoring organizations to ensure that the internships run smoothly;

• Intervening to resolve any difficulties or misunderstandings between the clients and the corporate sponsors, to assure mutual satisfaction.

APPLICATION: required documents

 

Must be University Student

• Résumé in French. (Example Provided)

• Short essay in French(1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.

• The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com

• Deposit of $250 USD

• Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

Please, make sure your medical insurance covers you during your stay in France; otherwise we can make arrangements for you to receive in this case at (about $45.00 USD per month).

INTERNSHIP & STUDY PROGRAMS IN ITALY

ITALY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Within the broad range of educational opportunities at home and abroad work internships, provide one of the best ways to learn about the job you hope to have. An internship will acquaint you, in a practical way, with the career options in your field of study and offer first-hand opportunities to test your knowledge and examine your career plans.

The traditional view of business education for both students and professional is under the microscope as Universities and companies world-wide look for the most effective ways to train people to work in today's global markets. The rational Higher Education program alone cannot fully prepare you fro what you will face on-the-job. International business skills and second language competency are now a necessity.

Whatever your area of study might be, through the NIK|LAS organization you may have the opportunity to gain real-life experience abroad. You will experience for yourself the very different Italian business protocols, learn to do business in a completely different culture, and gain fluency in both formal Italian as well as local and profession-specific jargon. These factors which may well mean the difference between business success and failure.

Objectives of the Internship Program

The principle objectives of the combined language and internship program are twofold. (1) To promote acquisition of high-level Italian language skills and (2) to provide candidates with professional working experience in a full immersion Italian-speaking environment. Another feature of our program is highly important: to provide students the most realistic experience possible. All aspects of the program are real-life. Entrance requirements are high and each step is competitive with high-levels of performance expected.

Structure of the Program

The Internship Program consists of 3 phases:

1st: minimum 4 weeks of Italian language (Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena, Lecce).

2nd: the Professional Orientation course (in all cities).

3rd: the internship placement, lasting a minimum of 4 weeks (Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena, Lecce).

I Part - Course

The length of the Italian-language portion will depend on your starting point and how quickly you can acquire the needed fluency. Written skills test and additional ones will be used to monitor your progress administered to judge readiness for the work period. In order to qualify for the internship placement you must have a high intermediate level of fluency. The minimum length for the Italian course is 4 week.

Location: Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena, Lecce

II Part: Professional Orientation Course

The professional orientation portion takes places in all cities to facilitate placement interviews. It is a 2-week course aimed at learning about the Italian business world. Having a working knowledge of business argot is an important step towards success in the interview and work phases: This is why both the language study and the professional orientation courses are required before work placement.

Location: Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena

III Part: The Internship Period

Professional practice internships are offered in private sector companies, governmental organizations, NGO's, schools, colleges, and universities. The work period will be a minimum of 4 weeks. It may be possible to extend placement if both the employer/sponsor and the intern are in agreement and if there are no legal considerations that would discourage the extension. The internship portion of the program may not be combined among different companies or different cities. Internships are offered in the following fields: Hotel / Restaurant / Travel Agency / Tourism / Web design / Web marketing.

Internship Placement Fees: $1080 [8 wks] / $1380 [12 wks] / $1690 [16 wks]

On-site Language Skill exam fee: $140 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Location: Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena, Lecce

Company Assignment

The most important factor is language skills. The more limited the student's language abilities, the flexible s/he will have to be in terms of placements.

We try very hard to match the students' educational background, professional experience, and professional plans, to the internship placement. We contact the student (by e-mail, telephone or in person) with one or more possibilities, and descriptions of those internships, and ask the student for comments and to rank the possibilities in order of preference. This helps us ensure appropriate placement. The interviews can take place during the time the student is studying (usually during the Professional Orientation course)

Minimum required Italian level: intermediary - high

Services Include

  • Italian Course (minimum 4 weeks): Standard Italian language
  • 2 Weeks Professional Orientation
  • Minimum 4 weeks Internship
  • Requesting and receiving background information on all internship candidates providing guidelines for the preparation of the professional résumé in Italian, interviewing each candidate, and drawing up a list of possible internship placements;
  • Conferring with the candidates via e-mail or telephone to confirm area of interest and counsel on professional experience options;
  • Approaching the sponsoring institutions and achieving placements;
  • Maintaining contact with both the candidates and the sponsoring organizations to ensure that the internships run smoothly;
  • Intervening to resolve any difficulties or misunderstandings between the clients and the corporate sponsors, to assure mutual satisfaction.

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé either in Italian or English, depending on the student's stronger language. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.
  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com
  • Deposit of $250 USD
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

Please, make sure your medical insurance covers you during your stay in Italy.

INTERNSHIP & STUDY PROGRAMS IN PORTUGAL

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Within the broad range of educational opportunities at home and abroad work internships, provide one of the best ways to learn about the job you hope to have. An internship will acquaint you, in a practical way, with the career options in your field of study and offer first-hand opportunities to test your knowledge and examine your career plans.

The traditional view of business education for both students and professional is under the microscope as Universities and companies world-wide look for the most effective ways to train people to work in today's global markets. The rational Higher Education program alone cannot fully prepare you fro what you will face on-the-job. International business skills and second language competency are now a necessity.

Whatever your area of study might be, through the NIK|LAS organization you may have the opportunity to gain real-life experience abroad. You will experience for yourself the very different Portuguese business protocols, learn to do business in a completely different culture, and gain fluency in both formal Portuguese/Castellan as well as local and profession-specific jargon. These factors which may well mean the difference between business success and failure.

Objectives of the Internship Program

The principle objectives of the combined language and internship program are twofold. (1) To promote acquisition of high-level Portuguese language skills and (2) to provide candidates with professional working experience in a full immersion Portuguese-speaking environment. Another feature of our program is highly important: to provide students the most realistic experience possible. All aspects of the program are real-life. Entrance requirements are high and each step is competitive with high-levels of performance expected.

Structure of the Program

The Internship Program consists of 2 phases:

1st: minimum 3 weeks of Standard Plus Portuguese language (in Faro, Porto, or Lisbon).

2nd: the internship placement, lasting 3 months (in Lisbon).

I Part - Course

The length of the Portuguese-language portion will depend on your starting point and how quickly you can acquire the needed fluency. Written skills test and additional ones will be used to monitor your progress administered to judge readiness for the work period. In order to qualify for the internship placement you must have a high intermediate level of fluency. The minimum length for the Portuguese course is 3 weeks.

Location: Faro, Porto and Lisbon.

II Part: The Internship Period

Professional practice internships are offered in private sector companies, governmental organizations, NGO's, schools, colleges, and universities. The work period will be of 3 months. It may be possible to extend placement if both the employer/sponsor and the inter are in agreement and if there are no legal considerations that would discourage the extension. Placement is made and progress is monitored through our program office. The internship portion of the program may not combine different companies or different cities.

Location: Lisbon

Company Assignment

The most important factor is language skills. The more limited the student's language abilities, the flexible s/he will have to be in terms of placements.

We try very hard to match the students' educational background, professional experience, and professional plans, to the internship placement. We contact the student (by e-mail or in person) with one or more possibilities, and descriptions of those internships, and ask the student for comments and to rank the possibilities in order of preference. This helps us ensure appropriate placement. The interviews can take place during the time the student is studying

Minimum required Portuguese level: intermediary - high

On-site Language Skill exam fee: $130 USD (For non-beginners, who skip the language course phase)

Program Fee: $915 USD

Services Include

  • Portuguese Course (minimum 3 weeks): Standard Plus

  • 3-Month Internship

  • Requesting and receiving background information on all internship candidates providing guidelines for the preparation of the professional résumé in Portuguese, interviewing each candidate, and drawing up a list of possible internship placements;

  • Conferring with the candidates via e-mail or telephone to confirm area of interest and counsel on professional experience options;

  • Approaching the sponsoring institutions and achieving placements;

  • Maintaining contact with both the candidates and the sponsoring organizations to ensure that the internships run smoothly;

  • Intervening to resolve any difficulties or misunderstandings between the clients and the corporate sponsors, to assure mutual satisfaction.

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé in Portuguese. (Example Provided)

  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.

  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com

  • Deposit of $250 USD

  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

Please, make sure your medical insurance covers you during your stay in Portugal.

INTERNSHIP & STUDY PROGRAMS IN SPAIN

SEVILLE INTERNSHIP

Seville is a great place to live or visit due to its inhabitants, infrastructures and Mediterranean weather not to soft winters and hot summers.

We offer work experience programs, Spanish classes at all levels and also socio-cultural activities for the participants to get the most of their experience. Many of our European participants get internships funding from programs such as Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates, Comenius & lingua, youth for Europe and tempus III or other European or private funds, some of our participants rather pay in full for their experience.

Candidate's Profile

This program is focused to help improve the skills of job seekers, students, apprentices, young professionals and new graduates. The age range goes from 18 and above.

Objectives of the Internship Program

This program has been developed to help participants with an alternative training and background so they can be better candidates for future jobs. We develop all, the intensive language programs and the work placement in many of our companies inside our broad database. The duration range of the program may go from 3 months to a year. Depending on how long the participant will live in Seville, we organize different cultural programs and visits so he/she will get the most of this city, its business and inhabitants.

Structure of the Program

The SEVILLA Internship Program consists of 2 phases:

1st: minimum 2 weeks of Intensive Spanish language (Seville).

2nd: the internship placement, lasting a minimum of 3 months (Seville).

I Part - Course

The program is designed to help improve your effectiveness as a Spanish Speaker, so you can be more efficient in your internship post. The better you speak the language, the more you will get out of your Internship Experience. Arrangements can be made to take extra courses before you start your Internship.

Location: Seville

II Part: The Internship Period

Professional practice internships are offered in private sector companies, governmental organizations, NGO's, schools, colleges, and universities. The work period will be at least 3 months in duration. Placement is made and progress is monitored through our program office in Seville. The internship portion of the program may not combine different companies or different cities.

Placement Fee: $875 USD

Location: Seville

Spanish Preparation/Refresher Course

The most important factor is language skills. The more limited the student's language abilities, the more flexible s/he will have to be in terms of placements.

All participants will attend a Spanish intensive course for at least 40 hours in over 2 weeks in order to improve their communications skills, so they can be more effective functioning in a Spanish work environment. All courses are taught by qualified and experienced Spanish as second language teachers that already understand the necessities for our participant and teacher adequate courses material for their needs.

Company Assignment

We try very hard to match the students' educational background, professional experience, and professional plans, to the internship placement. This helps us ensure appropriate placement.

We require a minimum of three-month stay in order to make the appropriate arrangements with our cooperative companies. The participants will work the same hours and use the same timetables as their co-workers, normally 7 hours per day schedule.

Depending on the internship focus, the requirements and work pattern of the chosen company, the work hours may be vary. The participants will not be paid by the company therefore they will sign an agreement (, not a contract) that will establish their rights and duties. There will have regular meeting with both the participant and the companies to check the progress of the program.

Work placements can be offered in many areas of Seville, and its surroundings.

Specialized training programs are provided in several companies in Seville. Work placement are provided with companies in the following sectors:

Legal Services, Wood Products, Transport, Logistics, Telecommunications, Multimedia, Motor Vehicles, Automobile Sales, Metal Products, Metallurgy, Media, Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Machinery, Installation, Maintenance, Repair, Information Technology, Computers, Software, Graphic Industry, Publishing, Printing, Environment, Entrepreneurship, Electrical Engineering, Automation, Crafts and Design, Construction, Building, Marketing, Biology, Hotel & Tourism, Theater, Handicraft Restoration, Social Work… (Other sectors available also)

Services Include

  • Spanish Course (minimum 2 weeks)
  • Requesting and receiving background information on all internship candidates providing guidelines for the preparation of the professional résumé in Spanish, interviewing each candidate, and drawing up a list of possible internship placements;
  • Conferring with the candidates via e-mail or telephone to confirm area of interest and counsel on professional experience options;
  • Approaching the sponsoring institutions and achieving placements;
  • Maintaining contact with both the candidates and the sponsoring organizations to ensure that the internships run smoothly;
  • Intervening to resolve any difficulties or misunderstandings between the clients and the corporate sponsors, to assure mutual satisfaction

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé either in Spanish or English, depending on the student's stronger language. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.
  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com
  • Deposit of $250 USD
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

We suggest that the participant provide their own student insurance (medical/civil liability), because usually it is easier to get it in the country of origin nevertheless, we can provide participants with an insurance policy that covers civil liabilities. Insurance coverage for each individual is compulsory.

dQ INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Within the broad range of educational opportunities at home and abroad work internships, provide one of the best ways to learn about the job you hope to have. An internship will acquaint you, in a practical way, with the career options in your field of study and offer first-hand opportunities to test your knowledge and examine your career plans.

The traditional view of business education for both students and professional is under the microscope as Universities and companies world-wide look for the most effective ways to train people to work in today's global markets. The rational Higher Education program alone cannot fully prepare you fro what you will face on-the-job. International business skills and second language competency are now a necessity.

Whatever your area of study might be, through the NIK|LAS organization you may have the opportunity to gain real-life experience abroad. You will experience for yourself the very different Spanish business protocols, learn to do business in a completely different culture, and gain fluency in both formal Spanish/Castellan as well as local and profession-specific jargon. These factors which may well mean the difference between business success and failure.

Objectives of the Internship Program

The principle objectives of the combined language and internship program are twofold. (1) To promote acquisition of high-level Spanish language skills and (2) to provide candidates with professional working experience in a full immersion Spanish-speaking environment. Another feature of our program is highly important: to provide students the most realistic experience possible. All aspects of the program are real-life. Entrance requirements are high and each step is competitive with high-levels of performance expected.

Structure of the Program

The dQ Internship Program consists of 3 phases:

1st: minimum 6 weeks of Intensive Spanish language (in Cadiz*, Seville, Salamanca, Madrid or Barcelona).

2nd: the Professional Orientation course (in Cadiz*, Madrid, or Barcelona).

3rd: the internship placement, lasting 3 months (in Cadiz*, Madrid, Seville or Barcelona).

I Part - Course

The length of the Spanish-language portion will depend on your starting point and how quickly you can acquire the needed fluency. Written skills test and additional ones will be used to monitor your progress administered to judge readiness for the work period. In order to qualify for the internship placement you must have a high intermediate level of fluency. The minimum length for the Spanish course is 6 week.

Location: Cadiz*, Seville, Salamanca, Madrid, and Barcelona.

II Part: Professional Orientation Course

The professional orientation portion takes places in Madrid or Barcelona to facilitate placement interviews. It is a 2-weeek course aimed at learning about the Spanish business world. Having a working knowledge of business argot is an important step towards success in the interview and work phases: This is why both the language study and the professional orientation courses are required before work placement.

You can choose among the following dates in Madrid and Barcelona: 2 weeks Professional orientation course (2 hours/day, 2 weeks)

  • Madrid starting dates 2014: Jan 20, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 26, Jun 23; Aug 4, Sep 22, Oct 20, Nov 10.

  • Barcelona starting dates 2014: Jan 27, Feb 10 & 24, Apr 21, May 12, Jun 16, Jul 7 & 21, Aug 11, Aug 25, Sep 15 & 29, Oct 27, Nov 17.

Location: Cadiz*, Barcelona, Madrid

III Part: The Internship Period

Professional practice internships are offered in private sector companies, governmental organizations, NGO's, schools, colleges, and universities. The work period will be of 3 months. It may be possible to extend placement if both the employer/sponsor and the inter are in agreement and if there are no legal considerations that would discourage the extension. Placement is made and progress is monitored through our program office in Madrid. The internship portion of the program may not combine different companies or different cities.

Placement Fee: $1500 USD

Location: Cadiz*, Barcelona, Madrid

Company Assignment

The most important factor is language skills. The more limited the student's language abilities, the flexible s/he will have to be in terms of placements.

We try very hard to match the students' educational background, professional experience, and professional plans, to the internship placement. We contact the student (by e-mail or in person in Madrid) with one or more possibilities, and descriptions of those internships, and ask the student for comments and to rank the possibilities in order of preference. This helps us ensure appropriate placement. The interviews can take place during the time the student is studying (usually during the Professional Orientation course)

Minimum required Spanish level: intermediary - high

Services Include

  • Spanish Course (minimum 6 weeks): Standard Plus or Super Intensive

  • 2 Week Professional Orientation course

  • 3-Month Internship

  • Requesting and receiving background information on all internship candidates providing guidelines for the preparation of the professional résumé in Spanish, interviewing each candidate, and drawing up a list of possible internship placements;

  • Conferring with the candidates via e-mail or telephone to confirm area of interest and counsel on professional experience options;

  • Approaching the sponsoring institutions and achieving placements;

  • Maintaining contact with both the candidates and the sponsoring organizations to ensure that the internships run smoothly;

  • Intervening to resolve any difficulties or misunderstandings between the clients and the corporate sponsors, to assure mutual satisfaction.

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé either in Spanish or English, depending on the student's stronger language. (Example Provided)

  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.

  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com

  • Deposit of $250 USD

  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

Please, make sure your medical insurance covers you during your stay in Spain; otherwise we can make arrangements for you to receive in this case at ( about $30.00 USD per month)

*The Cadiz program requires 8 wks Spanish Minimum, and all 3 phases of the program should take place in Cadiz.

INTERNSHIP & STUDY PROGRAMS IN UNITED KINGDOM

ENGLISH STUDY AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Work experience is an exciting and challenging way to improve your English, gain insight into British working life and culture and learn new skills.

This is an invaluable opportunity to improve your English and to learn new skills. Designed for students, graduates and young job seekers aged between 18-35.

There is no salary because the objectives of the program are educational and offer a chance to gain professional experience. Many employers pay for daily travel and/or lunch expenses, but this is not guaranteed.

Features

  • Age range 18-35
  • Fully monitored placements
  • Prepare a work portfolio for a Cambridge Certificate in Work Experience
  • The program is educational - work is unpaid
  • Placements in sales and marketing, administration, tourism, fashion, finance, engineering, accounting, computing and IT, charities, media resources, foreign trade, hotel management and other areas.

THE PROGRAM

The program lasts from 6, 16 or 28 weeks. You begin with an English Course of 2, 4 or 14 weeks, followed by a work experience placement of 4, 12 or 14 weeks. That is,

  • 2 weeks Course & 4 weeks Work Placement (6 weeks)**
  • 4 weeks Course & 12 weeks Work Placement (16 weeks)**
  • 14 weeks Course & 14 weeks Work Placement (28 weeks)***

 

WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT:

Placements are organized so that students can:

  • Improve fluency by using English at work
  • Develop specialized vocabulary
  • Improve intercultural understanding

The work you do will depend on your level of education and qualifications, your skills and experience, and your level of English. Placements are generally in medium-sized companies in London. Job specifications and workloads vary, but you can expect to have your own responsibilities and perhaps your own project. All placements include some routine activity such as data input, photocopying and making tea and coffee. Most companies will interview you before offering you a work placement.

We ask you to specify 2 different areas of interest on your application - flexibility is needed to find a worthwhile placement.

Students are monitored during their placement and given advice to prepare a work portfolio - this leads to a Cambridge Certificate in Work Experience.

Placement Fee: $1180 USD

Length: 4**, 12**, or14 weeks***

LANGUAGE CLASSES:

Your Language skill is an important factor in finding a quality work placement. Students must be Upper-Intermediate or above to be eligible for the work experience programs. You can choose any of the following English courses: Standard, or Standard Plus. Most companies will want to interview you before offering you a work experience placement and you will need good English to get the most out of your experience.

Length: 2**, 4**, or 14 weeks***

 

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé either in English. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.
  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com
  • Deposit of $250 USD
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

*The EEA includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein.

**This program is suitable for European Union (EU) and other European Economic Area (EEA) nationals*.

***Non-EU and Non-EEA nationals should apply for this program.

INTERNSHIP & STUDY PROGRAMS IN UNITED STATES

CHICAGO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Work experience is an exciting and challenging way to improve your English, gain insight into US working life and culture and learn new skills.

This is an invaluable opportunity to improve your English and to learn new skills. Designed for students, graduates and young job seekers aged between 18-35.

There is no salary because the objectives of the program are educational and offer a chance to gain professional experience. Many employers pay for daily travel and/or lunch expenses, but this is not guaranteed.

Features

  • Age range 18-35
  • Fully monitored placements
  • The program is educational - work is unpaid
  • Placements in sales and marketing, business administration, tourism, information technology, hospitality, Advertising, and Public Relation

THE PROGRAM

The program lasts from 16 - 20 weeks. You begin with a minimum 8 weeks of English Course, followed by a internship placement of 8 - 12 weeks. That is,

  • 8 weeks Course & 8 weeks Work Placement (16 weeks)
  • 8 weeks Course & 12 weeks Work Placement (20 weeks)

Placement Fee: $2060 USD

Length: 16 or 20 weeks

 

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT:

Placements are organized so that students can:

  • Improve fluency & practice your Business English vocabulary at work
  • Develop specialized vocabulary
  • Improve intercultural understanding about workplace culture & etiquette
  • Gain valuable knowledge of your industry in the US
  • Meet Americans in your chosen career field

The work you do will depend on your level of education and qualifications, your skills and experience, and your level of English. Placements are generally in companies in Chicago. Job specifications and workloads vary, but you can expect to have your own responsibilities and perhaps your own project. Companies will interview you during the English Study phase of the program. Students are monitored during their placement and given advice on handling work assignments.

We ask you to specify 2 different areas of interest on your application - flexibility is needed to find a worthwhile placement. We have internship opportunities available in the areas of sales and marketing, business administration, hospitality, tourism, Information Technology, Advertising, and Public Relation.

Length: 8 or 12 weeks at 40 hours per week

LANGUAGE CLASSES:

Your Language skill is an important factor in finding a quality work placement. Students must be Lower-Advanced or above to be eligible for the work experience programs. You can choose any of the following English courses: Standard, or Standard Plus. Most companies will want to interview you before offering you a work experience placement and you will need good English to get the most out of your experience. Minimum of 8 weeks English Course.

Length: 8 weeks

APPLICATION: required documents

  • Résumé either in English. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.
  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to: intern@nik-las.com
  • Deposit of $250 USD
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date

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