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Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships) abroad at any workplace for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in Programme Countries at short-cycle Bachelor and Master levels as well as for doctoral candidates. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.

Benefits for students and recent graduates

  • develop entrepreneurial and creative skills highly valued by future employers

  • improve foreign language skills, interpersonal and inter-cultural teamwork skills

  • gain a deeper understanding of another country and culture

Benefits for companies

  • a trainee can provide a new international perspective, innovative ideas and active support

  • a trainee brings fresh enthusiasm and increased competitiveness and innovation

  • getting trainees' insights into their home culture can open doors to new markets and expand the business

  • enhance competencies at the company: the trainee learns from employees, but employees can also learn from an international trainee through interaction with different languages and up-to-date IT skills



Traineeships abroad can receive Erasmus+ support from 2 to 12 months.

Students and recent graduates can also do blended mobility, which means combining a short physical stay abroad (between 5 and 30 days) with a virtual period.

Trainees can also combine an Erasmus+ traineeship with a study period abroad.


Erasmus+ traineeships are open to any student enrolled in a higher education institution holding an Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education.

The traineeship must be relevant for the degree-related learning and personal development needs and, wherever possible, be integrated in the study programme.

A traineeship can take place at any organisation located anywhere in the world (with the exception of EU institutions, bodies and agencies).

Financial support

​Erasmus+ grant levels are published in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

How to apply

You can apply through the international or Erasmus+ office of your higher education institution.



  • The focus of the internship is euro-planning and management of EU-funded projects (including exploring EU funds opportunities on behalf of the Host Organization)

  • The focus of the internship is entrepreneurship and digital skills development as development financed by EU projects.

ICDET is the most active association in Bulgaria and a part of an alliance with more than 30 partners throughout the world. Our main goal is to promote European values and develop modern competencies through the implementation of projects on a local and international level. All of our members and associates have prior experience in various initiatives such as Erasmus+ mobilities, educational courses, volunteering, academies for development and etc.

We strive to invest in different people‘s potential because that is the capital we need!

Expect from us a team of balanced professionals who work to inspire the community to take initiative and achieve the impossible while promoting key democratic principles.

Be the change the world needs!

Your first step in ICDET is to complete our  “OnBoard Training” to gain a basic perspective on what to expect during your internship and stay in Bulgaria. Once you become familiar, you will begin your path of development in one of our main departments. Internships are the best way to prepare yourself for the global market and world. Gaining new skills while putting them into practice is our main working methodology, as we call it: learning by doing.

That means that you do not need any prior experience – you are here to gain such!

After completing your internship, you will be able to:

  • work in an international environment

  • understand and express different opinions

  • adapt to various situations

  • implement your ideas

We are here for you!

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