If you wish to discover a different lifestyle and working environment, you can apply for an internship in Turkey. Find out how...
An internship in Turkey can be an enriching experience if you wish to explore and live in a foreign country. Every year, the country welcomes thousands of young professionals seeking work experience in the country. In fact, the country hosts many national and international firms which constantly require foreign manpower. Among these, L’Oreal, Nestle, Ferrero, Danone, Michelin, Carrefour, etc., where you are more likely to be hired as a trainee.
Turkey hosts a large number of foreigners for a few years. So you should not have much trouble in finding an internship there and in communicating with people around you. You might as well seek the assistance of an internship agency or your home country's embassy or consulate in Turkey.
An internship in Turkey can be very advantageous if you wish to discover new cultures and traditions, as well as a new working environment. Note that the Turkish labor market is very open, warm and welcoming. You are likely to adapt easily to your workplace along with your employer's and colleagues' support.
Moreover, an internship in the Anatolia region may be an economic and cultural opening towards many other Middle-East and European countries. This should definitely help you acquire international work experience.
It can be quite difficult to find an internship in Turkey, compared to European countries. Most firms are likely to recruit bi-national trainees and Turkish citizens. Hence, having a professional network in Turkey may be the best way to find an internship there. You might have more chances if you have friends or relatives working there.
You can also check out internship offers on specialized websites or seek the assistance of your school or university if you are a student. Foreign chambers of commerce in Turkey may also help.
Once you have been offered an internship, you are required to obtain an internship visa. Students have to request for the visa with the Turkish embassy or consulate in their home country, or with their home country's authorities if they are already in Turkey. Documents to be produced are:
- a duly filled and signed visa application form
- a valid passport
- proof of social security in Turkey
- proof of funds (a bank statement of financial support from parents, signed by the nearest municipality)
- a school or university certificate issued in your home country
- a passport size identity photo
- fees that apply.