Internship abroad

7 steps to an internship abroad: 1. Find a suitable company abroad. 2. Get the job approved by your internship officer. 3. Submit the necessary documentas at THWS. 4. If applicable: apply online for Erasmus+ funding. 5. Check your insurance coverage abroad. 6. Excitement and travel preparations. 7. Take off! More information available at

Tips for finding an internship

Of course, you can apply to a company of your choice.

The internship coordinators of your degree programme will provide information about the suitability of the chosen position or company.

In the following, you will find links to external internship platforms that could be helpful in your search for a suitable internship abroad:

Job offers abroad

Please see below internship offers of companies abroad.

Company: Septentrio
Location: Leuven, Belgium

An internship is possible in the following fields:

UAV autopilots:

  • SW engineering background mainly
  • C,C++, python as programming languages
  • Student will work with a large drone community, and learn the important elements of GPS receivers when integrated in drones and robots


  • As part of IoT, electronics, robotics and other adjacent technologies we need a student who can work on integrating GPS with some of these projects
  • Making own open source project, promoting it and working in SW
  • Mainly indeed also SW engineering, however also we do ecosystems in HW (e.g. PCBs)

Testing analysis:

  • As a way to compare GPS vs other systems we need an analytical person who can do a benchmark of different technologies, analyze data and reports
  • Surely an analytical person with some hands on SW/HW but also on analysis tools (e.g. Matlab or similar)

More information can be found on Septentrio's website

Contact person: Heleen Draye

Tips for your CV

Example CV

Photo of a sample English CV

The only personal information required for a UK CV is your contact information.

  • name
  • address
  • mobile phone number
  • e-mail address (the e-mail address should be a combination of your first and last name:
    firstname.lastname(at) or similar)

Otherwise, no further personal information should be provided.

Your resume should start with a short description of a maximum of five lines of text that includes answers to some questions:

  • Who are you?
  • What can you do?
  • What do you bring with you to the position you're applying for?
  • Why are you applying?
  • Why are you eligible?
  • Which soft skills distinguish you?

Your personal statement should be tailored to the job description – focus on the skills and experience that make you suitable for that particular position. In addition, you can announce the end of your studies, the earliest starting date and possible salary expectations. 

What sou shouldn't do:

Show no weak points! No spelling mistakes! No exaggeration! Share your strengths, but don't overdo it. Don't tell your CV again! No too long sentences! No jargon! Not too many "I-sentences"! No negation: Like "Unfortunately I have no experience…". No subjunctive: would, should, could.

List your previous jobs in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent one. Use the space, to showcase your achievements in any position – important milestones and quantifiable data are more impressive than daily duties. Use productive action words, to make your experience sound interesting and dynamic.

Education should also be listed in reverse chronological order. List all relevant certifications, including the name and dates of the institution. Your education section should come after your work experience, unless you have recently graduated or are still studying. Then the education section can also be before the work experience.

This section may include subheadings such as language, computer science skills, sports or music. You don't always have to include hobbies and interests on your CV, but mentioning relevant interests can underpin your skills and help you stand out from the crowd – not to mention having something to say at a job interview. Don't write that you enjoy meeting up with friends just to include something. If it doesn't add value, leave it out. 

It's common to include a simple list of skills that is kept separate from your professional career. This provides a quick overview of what you're particularly good at.

Volunteer experience
Volunteering should be noted on your CV. If you prefer, you can also take up volunteering in the education section, but remember to indicate that it was volunteer work. 

You can specify languages that you speak fluently. This is especially important if the job requires multiple languages.

Choose the right format for your UK CV based on your level of experience. A reverse chronological CV format is good for experienced professionals and a functional UK CV format is perfect for most career starters.

The term "CV" is most common in the United Kingdom. The terms "resume" and "curriculum vitae" are rarely used.

Make sure you write your CV in correct British English if you are applying in the UK - for example, write "Labour" instead of "Labor" and "optimise" instead of "optimize".

If you are applying in another country with an English CV, make sure you use a consistent style of writing throughout, either American or British English.

Your CV should not exceed two pages in length.
Some companies expect only one side.

While it is common in Europe, no picture is expected in the British CV. In certain positions, such as some sales positions or creative job where visual presentation is crucial, an image may be acceptable, but make sure you educate yourself about the company first.

The following fonts are preferred:

  • Roboto
  • Arial
  • Calibri
  • Times New Roman

To give the British CV a modern look, you can choose a sans serif font, e.g.: Roboto
For a traditional look, you can decide to use a serif font, e.g.: Times New Roman.

A font size between 10pt and 12pt is considered easy to read. So make sure that the font size is not smaller than 10pt and not larger than 12pt.

It can be difficult to figure out which words to use – especially if you're trying to pack a lot of skills and experience into a short document.

Suitable keywords could be:

  • exact
  • adaptable
  • self-assured
  • hard working
  • innovative
  • pro-active
  • reliable
  • responsible

  • Make sure, everything included is relevant
  • Check your CV for mistakes and typos
  • Hold your CV an arm's length apart – is it easy to read?
  • Look at the left side of your CV:

    • Does the reader understand the basic message of your application?
    • Are your strongest abilities instantly recognisable?
    • Pay attention to jargon and acronyms, as well as overlong enumerations.
    • Is it the right length?

Sources and related links

In general:

Curriculum Vitae:

Cover letter: