IS LUXEMBOURG A GOOD PLACE FOR AN INTERNSHIP?
Internships do not exist in Luxembourg. Or rather, they exist but they are not millions of miles away from home, working for free and wondering if you are ever going to get a job out of this. And yet, there are always more of us than there are internships. So how do we fill the gaps? This guide is an attempt to answer that very question.
What is an internship?
Let’s start by defining what an internship is not: it isn’t just a job you’re willing to do for free. Whilst people can sometimes be prepared to work for free for companies or brands they love, students should not have to sacrifice their time and money to find decent opportunities. Instead, an internship is an advantageous temporary period of paid work with relevant work experience that is intended to facilitate your entry into the world of work.
Why should you take an internship abroad?
Internships are certainly not required in order to get a job, and you don’t have to tell prospective employers about your experiences during them, if they are unpaid or valued at less than €4,000 per month. However, the chance to gain work experience in another country – and ideally in another language – is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. Here are some reasons why we think an internship will stand you in good stead for when you return home:
You’ll learn a ton and most things will be new to you—how to take the train, order food without pointing, figure out what the heck “metrische schwingung” means, etc. You’ll also get to experience multiple different work places, with different bosses, colleagues, teams and environments in each. This variety gives your confidence a significant boost by the end of it.
You’ll meet some amazing people and learn a lot from them. You’ll make countless contacts with local residents as well as expats and you never know where this will lead. And you might make some lifelong friends along the way. You will also learn about other cultures in their purest form and gain an appreciation for the quirks, tones and habits that are specific to your host country. This cultural exposure makes your life more interesting while also creating valuable networks at home to help you find work in the future.
With the amount of internships available out there, you might think it’s enough to simply go online and send your CV off. But as you probably already know, many good positions are never even listed. The reality is that you need to stand out in order to get your foot in the door.
Our Internship Program
At RobotBulls we are currently running an internship program. We are looking for young motivated talents who want to develop their skills in an experienced team, flat hierarchies and a dynamic start-up atmosphere.
We will actively shape your job profile based on your individual strengths, experience and ideas. We are tech-driven through and through! Our developers are constantly expanding their knowledge and developing our solutions.