not internationalise your CV with a structured work placement anywhere in
Europe? You can do this during any summer you are enrolled or for up to one year after completing your course at
St Mary’s. Many students participating in traineeships are eligible to receive
a stipend to support living costs through the Erasmus+ programme.
are interested in this option, you are responsible for finding and confirming
your placement. You can find opportunities online or stop by Career Services for some pointers. You can also sign up for our
mailing list and we'll send through opportunities as we receive them.
What kind of work can I do?
You may work in any field in any European country, as long as it is related to your degree. Recent St Mary's graduates have worked as Teaching Assistants at international schools and Interns at multinational corporations.
If you're a student in Education, Teaching or Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development, you may work as Teaching Assistants at SEK International School in Spain during the year after you complete your course. Information about the various opportunities are below.
Rehabilitation students can participate in a structured traineeship with
University of Comillas in Spain during the summer before Year 3. Speak with Elaine Mullally for more details.
are open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students in all degrees. You may
participate in a traineeship during any summer during your studies or during
the 12 months after you graduate. Please contact the International Department
for more details.
order to receive funding, your traineeship must last a minimum of 2 months and
maximum of 12 months. Traineeships undertaken before you graduate must be
related to your degree. You will need to
fill in and submit the proper paperwork to certify your participation in the
Erasmus+ programme before, during and after your placement.
order to be eligible for funding, you must apply to participate in a
traineeship by 1 March. You do not need to have a traineeship
arranged when you apply, but we do need to know that you are interested. You
must confirm your traineeship and complete all necessary paperwork at least 4 weeks
before beginning your traineeship.
will need to cover your own accommodation, meals and travel during your
traineeship. You will want to start thinking about how you’ll fund your
time abroad as early as possible.
may be eligible to receive a grant from €470 to €520 per month to help cover
your living costs during your traineeship. Students from disadvantaged
backgrounds may be eligible for additional funding.
We will accept Erasmus+ applications for mobilities that will end before 31 May 2022 (funding TBC).
There is no immediate change to the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ Programme following the EU referendum result and the UK National Agency will continue to manage and deliver the Programme across the UK. However, the UK's participation in the Erasmus+ programme after 2021-22 has not been confirmed.
You can find the most up-to-date information about the impacts of Brexit on the Erasmus programme here
options. Decide which summer you would like to work abroad.
Fill in St Mary’s application by 1 March to let us know you're interested. If you are interested after this date, please contact email@example.com to discuss your options.
Research options and apply for traineeships.
4) Confirm your placement details with the Study Abroad team and provide all necessary paperwork at least one month before
starting your traineeship.
Make sure you have accommodation, make travel plans and prepare for your work
6) After your mobility, submit your Confirmation of Attendance and fill out the required St Mary's and EU surveys to receive the final instalment of your grant.