Internships are an excellent tool for advancing your skills in a field of interest. These positions help young adults find a career path, test their aptitude for certain kinds of work, and further develop their resume or CV. Even for students who don't plan to conduct an international career, completing one or more foreign internships really stands out on a résumé or CV. International internships are also a great alternative to study-abroad programs, because they can be arranged for any time of the year and for shorter durations than conventional study abroad. This makes it possible for students to gain international experience even if they have financial obligations and other limitations upon the time and resources they can devote to world travel.
Internships are almost always unpaid as the intern is gaining skills and experience. It is critical to find the right match so that the relationship is beneficial to both intern and company. Full time students have the easiest time finding internships because of their age, lack of real life skills, amount of free time, and education.
To secure an internship aboard, it is usually necessary to find a company that sets up the internship. Internships are commonly set-up through a university for its students. Some agencies require a fee to secure a placement.
If you know anyone in Cairo - get in touch! It's not necessarily what you know, but who you know. Friends and family, or any contact you have in your desired business may know of a position. There are also professional social networks which allow for people to make business contacts. You may also use EasyExpat's forums to meet other people living and working in Egypt and make business contacts.
To meet Cairo's business community the American Chamber of Commerce offers great connections.
Programs or internships through a school usually arrange a visa. Check before signing up for a project. Depending on the length of the internship, you may need to obtain a residency permit.
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