Internship/Trainee positions

Last changed: 20 October 2017

An internship abroad can give you the opportunity to expand your skills and expertise to work in a global context. A well-executed internship can give you an increased chance to get employed within the multilateral, bilateral and regional development cooperation.


Swedish Development Forum

(FUF, Föreningen för Utvecklingsfrågor)

A FUF internship will give you valuable insight in how development organisations work as well as experience and contacts for the future. Many organizations also need extra resources which can be provided by these interns. Approximately 60 internships in Swedish organisations, authorities and institutions in are provided every semester to students from universities all around Sweden. To apply you need to become a member of FUF (the annual fee for students is 150 SEK).

The Youth Trainee Programme


The Youth Trainee Programme provides young adults in Sweden, aged 20 to 30, with the opportunity to do an internship (minimum 4 months) with an organisation in a low- or middle-income country. The trainees take part in the programme through an organisation based in Sweden. The Swedish organisations are responsible for assessing placements, as well as writing plans for preparation and follow-up in consultation with the international partner before the internship begins. This plan must include information about the purpose of the internship and the duties involved.

Sida trainee

Sida offers trainee posts for student enrolled at a Swedish university/college at the agency in Sweden when need arises and if it is possible. The traineeship should be a full-time job during a period of at least 8 weeks and last up to one semester (but no posts are granted during the summer months). The traineeship must be part of the institute's regular programs and the student must be insured by the university. 

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Margarita CuadraCommunicator SIANI-SLU Global theme
Phone: +46 (0)18-671153