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The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) was founded in 1948 in the United Kingdom to promote an appreciation and understanding of different cultures through technical exchanges. IAESTE United States is a student and professional membership organization that offers a reciprocal technical internship exchange program and a variety of membership services and programs for international technical students and professionals. Local IAESTE chapters are run by students and can be found at more than 25 American technical universities.

IAESTE United States matches students in the United States with paid positions in industry, research institutes, universities, consulting firms and laboratories abroad. The IAESTE selection panel reviews the candidates and nominates one applicant for each available position. Over 95 percent of all nominated candidates are accepted by the international host organizations. IAESTE will also provide advice and assistance with work permits, visas and other required documents. IAESTE arranges housing for over 98 percent of the interns in the host country.


Open to college and grad students pursuing a degree in science, engineering, mathematics, architecture, computer science or other technical fields. Applicants must be between 19 and 30 years of age.


IAESTE United States
10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 250
Columbia, MD 21044-3510
Phone: (410) 997-3069


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Baltimore, MD