AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. We are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organisation run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Its members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national / social origin.

Since we were founded, we have engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people who have been through an AIESEC experience. The impact of our organisation can be seen through our alumni who represent business, NGO and world leaders, including one Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Martti Atisaari of Finland.

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AIESEC was founded in the United Kingdom in 1953 and we can be nowadays across all major cities in the country, Manchester being one of them, obviously!

At Manchester, we are registered as a society under UoM’s Students’ Union and are partnered with Alliance Manchester Business School (the business school of the University of Manchester in Manchester), and thus we mainly operate in the UoM campus. However, we are welcoming students from other universities as well as other young people to engage with us, participate to our events and exchange programs.

Empower communities, see the world and experience the adventure of a lifetime through an AIESEC Global Volunteer programme.

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AIESEC in Manchester sends tens of students and youngsters from Manchester and the surrounding area on cross-cultural volunteering experience around the world.

This year, we have partnered with AIESEC in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Tanzania, Uganda, Romania, Finland, Poland, Vietnam and China to offer you the best experience tackling social issues in one of these countries on a project for 6-8 weeks.

Go to the main page of the website and check out Global Volunteer, sign up and browse the available projects, we will contact you and help you throughout the whole process!

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Empower employability skills, see the world and experience the adventure of a lifetime through an AIESEC Global Talent programme.

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To become a GLOBAL TALENT, choose an internship that suits your future career prospects as well as the country you would like to work in, primarily countries from North America, South America, Europe and Asia from 3-18 months. You will be experiencing a diverse and cross-cultural working environment, establishing global network with your employer and fellow employees and boosting your CV for future employment.

Go to the main page of the website and check out Global Volunteer, sign up and browse the available internships, we will contact you and help you throughout the whole process!

Empower start-ups, see the world and experience the adventure of a lifetime through an AIESEC Global Entrepreneur programme.

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Never underestimate the potential of a startup as Google started with only two people. If you are eager to find out more about entrepreneurship and how start-ups take off, this project would be a great stepping stone to move yourself forward in becoming an entrepreneur. Lasting from 8-12 weeks, this entrepreneur internship would give you a better insight towards the nature of the business world by experiencing the challenges firsthand

This FAQ section is divided into several parts in regards to different opportunities we offer. Hence, you will find the answers for each opportunity respectively.

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Am I eligible?

As long as you are 18 to 30 years old you are good to go!

When is the best time to go on exchange?

The best time to go on exchange is during your summer break as you might be worrying about how to spend your summer effectively. Afraid not, Global Volunteer program has got you covered, it provides you opportunities to experience difference cultures and make an impact to the world through a 6 to 8 weeks project.

Is there a fee?

Yes. There is an administration fee of £450 which includes support from exchange managers both before and during exchange, outgoing preparation seminar before you go on exchange, incoming preparation seminar when you arrive at your destination and your project during exchange.

How about the transportation and accommodation?

You have to sort out your own flight or any other means of transportation before the project begins. Accommodations are usually provided and you would be staying with a host family, in an NGO’s accommodation or student hostel. These are subjected to the nature of your project.

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Am I eligible?

As long as you are 18 to 30 years old and have already graduated or taking a gap year from the university, you are good to go!

When is the best time to do this?

It has no specific time as long as your time is matched with the internship period.

How long is the internship?

It usually lasts from 3-18 months.

Is there a fee?

Yes. There is an administration fee of £450 which includes an outgoing preparation seminar before you go on exchange, incoming preparation seminar when you arrive at your destination and your internship opportunity.

How about the transportation and accommodation?

You have to sort out your own flight or any other means of transportation before the internship begins. Accommodations are usually provided by the company.

Do I get paid?

Yes. The salary varies according to internship.

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As a Global Talent sub-program

Am I eligible?

As long as you are 18 to 30 years old and have already graduated or taking a gap year from the university, you are good to go!

When is the best time to do this?

It has no specific time as long as your time is matched with the internship period.

How long is the internship?

It usually lasts from 3-12months.

Is there a fee?

Yes. There is an administration fee of £450 which includes an outgoing preparation seminar before you go on exchange, incoming preparation seminar when you arrive at your destination and your internship opportunity.

How about the transportation and accommodation?

You have to sort out your own flight or any other means of transportation before the internship begins. Accommodations are usually provided by the NGO or school.

Do I get paid?

Yes. The salary varies according to internship.

 

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Am I eligible?

As long as you are 18 to 30 years old and have already graduated or taking a gap year from the university, you are good to go!

When is the best time to do this?

It has no specific time as long as your time is matched with the internship period.

How long is the internship?

It usually lasts from 8-12weeks.

Is there a fee?

Yes. There is an administration fee of £450 which includes an outgoing preparation seminar before you go on exchange, incoming preparation seminar when you arrive at your destination and your internship opportunity.

How about the transportation and accommodation?

You have to sort out your own flight or any other means of transportation before the internship begins. Accommodations are usually provided by the start-up.

Do I get paid?

Unpaid.

 

Every year, we create tens if not thousands of leadership stories in Manchester, across the United Kingdom and the globe.

Here are just two of the stories we wrote together with our members and exchange participants this year.

Georgiana (21) on being involved with the organisation:

“Organising conferences can be more nerve-racking than enjoyable; 200 delegates depend on the work of 7 members of the Organising Committee and 8 facilitators, together forming the Conference Team. I was in charge of Delegate Servicing, and therefore I had to deal with everything from room allocations and registration to the relations with the external speakers invited. We woke up every morning earlier than everyone else, to check in and prepare the sessions. Whenever the delegates had a break, we made sure everything was in place for the following session and so on. We got less sleep and less time off than all the other delegates. But was it worth it?

The answer is: absolutely yes! 

Read more on The University of Manchester’s Library Blog

 

 

Rareș (20) on being a volunteer abroad:

 

“I believe in deep transformational change that happens when you’re too many miles away from home, when you’re too afraid and too uncomfortable landing in a place where very few to more likely none of the people around speak your language, change that happens when you meet people that blow your mind away in the most unusual places, change that happens when you are lost, change that happens when you’re so frustrated that you cry in the shower, change that happens when you choose to stay strong, change that happens when your set of values is challenged by a society that’s doing things differently than you do since ever, change that happens when you feel alone, change that happens when you feel insignificant, change that happens when you finally start feeling significant.

Change that teaches you about life, change that teaches you about privilege. For me, this change happened this summer in Morocco. And I’ll be forever thankful for this decision to grow.”

Read more about his Global Volunteer adventure on his blog