How to do an internship at UCLouvain?

For whom?

To do an internship at UCLouvain, you have to be either:

  • a student in a high school,
  • a student in a higher education institution in a bachelor’s or master’s programme, or
  • a person sent as part of a professional reintegration programme (Forem).*

* A PhD student, researcher, professor, administrator, etc., will be welcomed at UCLouvain under another status, including that of ‘visitor’.

How?

The first step to be taken by a prospective intern is to find an internship supervisor, who may be a member of academic, scientific, or administrative and technical staff.

The supervisor agrees to take on an intern and establishes an internship agreement that will be signed by UCLouvain, the intern’s institution of origin and the intern. The supervisor also establishes a risk analysis. With the agreement and risk analysis in hand, the intern enrols at the Enrolment Office (fee: €66).

Interns

How to do an internship at UCLouvain?

For whom?

To do an internship at UCLouvain, you have to be either:

  • a student in a high school,
  • a student in a higher education institution in a bachelor’s or master’s programme, or
  • a person sent as part of a professional reintegration programme (Forem).*

* A PhD student, researcher, professor, administrator, etc., will be welcomed at UCLouvain under another status, including that of ‘visitor’.

How?

The first step to be taken by a prospective intern is to find an internship supervisor, who may be a member of academic, scientific, or administrative and technical staff.

The supervisor agrees to take on an intern and establishes an internship agreement that will be signed by UCLouvain, the intern’s institution of origin and the intern. The supervisor also establishes a risk analysis. With the agreement and risk analysis in hand, the intern enrols at the Enrolment Office (fee: €66).

Are you a university professor or researcher who would like to do research at UCLouvain? UCLouvain can welcome you to a research institute or faculty at the invitation of a professor.

Would you like to volunteer at UCLouvain?

Contact the department for which you would like to volunteer. It will request a maximum renewable one-year authorisation from the Personnel Department.

Be aware of the basic principles of volunteering!

Volunteering is legally defined[1] as an activity performed:

  • without remuneration or obligation;
  • for the benefit of others;
  • for an organisation other than the volunteer’s family or private setting;
  • not for the same task or for the same employer with which the volunteer is bound by an employment contract.

The volunteer performs services of an administrative, technical or manual nature that cannot cover tasks related to an employee activity.

Generally, anyone can volunteer.

However, some people are subject to formalities before volunteering:

  • Beneficiaries of an unemployment or social integration allowance must request prior authorisation from the National Employment Office (ONEM) (form C45B).
  • Workers who are unable to work must apply for authorisation from the health insurance fund’s medical adviser (application form).
  • Recipients of social assistance must notify their social worker.
  • Asylum seekers must notify the assigned social worker.

1. Law of 3 July 2005 on volunteer rights.

Volunteers

Would you like to volunteer at UCLouvain?

Contact the department for which you would like to volunteer. It will request a maximum renewable one-year authorisation from the Personnel Department.

Be aware of the basic principles of volunteering!

Volunteering is legally defined[1] as an activity performed:

  • without remuneration or obligation;
  • for the benefit of others;
  • for an organisation other than the volunteer’s family or private setting;
  • not for the same task or for the same employer with which the volunteer is bound by an employment contract.

The volunteer performs services of an administrative, technical or manual nature that cannot cover tasks related to an employee activity.

Generally, anyone can volunteer.

However, some people are subject to formalities before volunteering:

  • Beneficiaries of an unemployment or social integration allowance must request prior authorisation from the National Employment Office (ONEM) (form C45B).
  • Workers who are unable to work must apply for authorisation from the health insurance fund’s medical adviser (application form).
  • Recipients of social assistance must notify their social worker.
  • Asylum seekers must notify the assigned social worker.

[1]. Law of 3 July 2005 on volunteer rights.