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Internships and traineeships in Sweden

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

An internship in Sweden (also known as a traineeship or praktik in Swedish) is a great way to complement your studies with real-world experience and get your professional network started. Sometimes, internships can even lead directly to jobs.

Finding an internship

If you’re currently studying at a university in Sweden, your first step should be to contact the careers service at your university for advice, as well as your programme coordinator. Companies often contact universities’ careers services directly to recruit talented students for internships, so this can be a great way to get your foot in the door. Even if your careers service doesn’t offer a placement database, you can still often get advice on where to look for placements in your city. And your programme coordinator (or other staff at your department) will likely have advice on companies in your field that you can contact.

You can also look for internship placements by contacting companies directly. Many larger companies have established internship programmes; if you can’t find information on internships on the company’s website, don’t be afraid to contact them and ask!

Organisations offering internships

Several organisations can help you to find an internship placement in Sweden.

Residence permits and visas

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

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