Internships and traineeships in Sweden

An internship in Sweden can help you launch your international career.

If you would like to build upon your education by working as an intern in Sweden, there are several avenues you can pursue.

  • You can contact individual companies directly to enquire about available internships. A good resource for contact information for companies in Sweden is Business Sweden.
  • AIESEC, an international student organisation, organises internship placements in Sweden. Visit your home country’s AIESEC site to learn about the application process.
  • If you’re looking for experience in the fields of engineering, the natural sciences or other technical fields, then IAESTE (the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) can help you. The Swedish IAESTE site is a good resource for new arrivals. Still, you should begin your application with your home country’s local IAESTE committee.
  • Law students and young lawyers can take part in trainee exchanges organised by the European Law Students Association, ELSA.
  • For medical students, trainee exchanges are organised by IFMSA, the International Federation of Medical Students Associations.

Residence permits and visas

Residence permit regulations vary based on your country of citizenship and internship programme. Visit the Swedish Migration Board’s website for information on residence permits in Sweden for interns.

Bachelor's programmes

Kickstart your future with a bachelor's degree from a Swedish university.

Master's programmes

Swedish master’s programmes are academically rigorous and creatively stimulating.

Exchange studies

An exchange semester in Sweden adds a new dimension to your studies and gives you the chance to experience Swedish university life firsthand.

Learn Swedish

Interested in studying Swedish? Find out where and how you can learn the language.