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International Internships & Traineeships for Students in Technical Fields (i.e. science, technology, engineering, and maths or STEM)

Global Ties South Africa, is the only South African member organization of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences; or IAESTE (pronounced “eye-s-tay”) for short. As such, we are designated as IAESTE South Africa (IAESTE SA) by the International Headquarters of the IAESTE Network. 

Through IAESTE, we offer students studying at South African institutions of higher education, with amazing opportunities for paid internships, traineeships, and/or co-ops in over 80 countries around the world. Students get to spend their summer or winter breaks, co-op semesters, gap years, or other available times gaining valuable professional, on-the-job practical training experiences and building their skills within their STEM field of study (as well as some business, economics, and management fields), while also immersing themselves in new cultures. With a local IAESTE support committee arranging accommodations and organizing group social and cultural outings, students’ time abroad is guaranteed to spur professional and personal growth.


Does this sound like the experience for South Africa’s next generation of innovators and leaders?


If so, Click Below and learn more about Global Ties South Africa's IAESTE SA Global Internship exchange programme.

IAESTE is a 70-year old, global association of universities, non-governmental, and parastatal organizations (nearly 90 in total) that facilitate internships and traineeships for university students in the fields of science and technology, in one another’s countries. IAESTE was founded to promote tolerance between nations; giving young people practical experience in the real world, but in a different culture than their own. 

Through our membership in IAESTE, Global Ties South Africa (IAESTE South Africa) can provide South African univeristy students with access to high-quality, paid internship/traineeships in over 90 countries around the world. 

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