"Best of South-East": Trainee programme or internship in Graz - Academic Year 2016/17

Publication date
October 1, 2015
Deadline
March 1, 2016
Short description

Based on the success of the programme since 2008 Steiermärkische Sparkasse Bank in cooperation with the University of Graz again announces the program “Best of South-East”, aiming at the advancement and further education program for talented and dedicated graduates und students from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The program's aim is to provide the target groups mentioned above with training and further education opportunities as well as international work experience. Furthermore, a trainee program or internship makes it easier for students to enter professional life.

TRAINEE PROGRAM & INTERNSHIP

Graduates or students in economics or law at accredited universities in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” as well as students from the University of Graz who come from one of these countries will be given the opportunity to complete a  trainee program or an internship program at the Steiermärkische Sparkasse Bank or in another Styrian business. Selected courses at the University of Graz will round off the academic training and education of the students.

  • Students still enrolled at bachelor level at the time of application (i.e. 01.03.2016), as well as students who are in the beginning of their diploma program (i.e. program not in line with the Bologna system, comprising bachelor and master level in one program) can only apply for the internship program.
  • Students enrolled in a diploma program (i.e. program not in line with the Bologna system, comprising bachelor and master level in one program) who are already in the second part of their studies (4th or 5th year) as well as students enrolled in the last year of a 4-year-Bachelor program, can apply for the trainee  or internship program.
    Note though that in case of selection, enrollment at the University of Graz will be at bachelor level.
  • Graduates having completed the bachelor- or master by the time time of application (i.e. 01.03.2016) or already registered in a master program can apply for the trainee or internship program. Graduation date as indicated on the diploma must be between 28.02.2015 and 01.03.2016.

Both program options last a year (September to August):

  • Applicants participating in the "Best of South-East” trainee program will also be given the possibility of extending their language skills in addition to their one-year training in the Steiermärkische Sparkasse Bank or in another Styrian business as well as attending the selected courses. The last month of the trainee program will be completed at one of its locations in South-Eastern Europe. Trainees selected for the program must complete a minimum of 16 ECTS / academic year at the University of Graz.
  • Applicants participating in the “Best of South-East” internship program are in the last third of their studies or have already completed their studies and will be given the opportunity during the one-year stay in Graz of taking courses relevant for completing their studies at their home university. The two-month internship in the summer after the end of the academic year gets the participants strongly involved in the daily business of the Steiermärkische Sparkasse Bank at one of its locations in Styria or at one of its locations in South-Eastern Europe. Internship candidates selected for the program must complete a minimum of 30 ECTS / academic year at the University of Graz.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Interested parties have to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Excellent command of English; good command of German (Trainees B1, Interns A2)
  • Native tongue: Slovenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin or Macedonian
  • Studies/degree in economics or law with very good marks
  • Dedication, strong communications skills, flexibility, analytical and practical economic thinking

For more information please visit the University of Graz website.

Type
  • Other
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on November 24, 2015
Modified on November 24, 2015