Traineeships Abroad

A traineeship abroad gives you the opportunity to convert your theoretical knowledge into practice, while gaining experience of international working life.

Erasmus+ Traineeship

As a student at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply for am Erasmus+ traineeship scholarship to carry out your degree project or traineeship as part of your education at KI at a company, training or research center or other organisation in an EU/EEA/acceding country.

This is a good opportunity to gain work experience within your field of studies that will enrich both your future studies as well as your future professional life. Read more about Erasmus+ traineeship. (Please note that Sweden is not eligible as you are studying here. Switzerland is not on the programme).

Traineeships in the European Parliament

The EU Parliament offers several options for traineeships within its Secretariat, to provide opportunities for vocational training and for learning more about what the European Parliament is and does.

Traineeships for university graduates are intended to enable trainees to build on the knowledge they acquired during their studies and to familiarise themselves with the activities of the European Union and, in particular, the European Parliament. The application period ends on 15 May and 15 October respectively.

Scholarships for Research Attachments in Singapore

Experience the vibrant cosmopolitan R&D environment and work alongside world-renowned scientists in A*STAR labs. A*STAR is one of Karolinska Institutet cooperation partners in Asia. The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) supports top international students for short-term research attachments (2-6 months) at A*STAR's national research institutes and consortia. Attractive scholarships will be provided.

SIPGA is open for international students in Biomedical, Science and Engineering related disciplines who are undergraduate students in their third or fourth year, or Master students. Interested students apply directly to A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia. More information is found on the A*STAR website and any queries on this programme should be directed to the SIPGA office.


The first step for any student wishing to join the WHO internship programme is for you to submit an online electronic application. At the same time it is a good idea to send your CV and a covering letter to the relevant technical unit to establish the first contact. After that a supervisor will be selected and Terms of Reference agreed upon for the intern to work on while you are at WHO.

The internship programme has entries for both Winter and Summer periods and the minimum period for any internship is 12 weeks. Please note that currently, WHO is not eligible for the Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme.