Paid internship opportunities abroad: participate and gain experience with AmuNEET!

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Are you a young person aged between 18-29 years old, not working or studying? Do you live in Sicily? AmuNEET gives you the opportunity to participate in an internship experience abroad.

AmuNEET will support 24 young Sicilian NEETs (3 groups of 8 people) to participate in a 12-month education, vocational training, or employment placement in their home country with work-related learning experience in another EU country under the ALMA programme. 

ALMA is an initiative that aims at supporting young people who are not in employment, education or training (so-called NEETs, Not in Employment, Education or Training). The programme aims to help disadvantaged youth integrate into society by accessing employment or training courses, through educational and vocational experiences abroad, and ultimately find their way into the labour market.

CESIE, a European study and initiative centre, specialised for more than 20 years in education and training activities in the local, national and international arena, and based in Palermo, is recruiting 24 young Sicilian NEETs aged between 18 and 29 years old, unemployed, not in education or training, to participate in a 12-month experience that includes: preparation training with career counselling sessions (3 months), a six months professional internship experience abroad in one of the partner countries: Portugal, Spain or Greece and a follow-up phase with career counselling sessions (3 months). The programme also provides support and counselling and mentoring sessions before, during and after the internship experience abroad.

Activities for successful candidates

Successful candidates will participate in:

  • A preparation and pre-departure training phase in hybrid mode: in-person and online (3 months);
  • A period of transnational mobility in Portugal, Spain or Greece in presence (6 months);
  • A monitoring and career counselling phase, upon return from the mobility, in hybrid mode: in-person and online (3 months).

What we offer?

Selected participants will receive:

  • Pocket money (€600 per month)

In addition, participants will get the following benefits:

  • Accomodation;
  • Travel expenses;
  • Insurance;
  • Tutoring and mentoring for all phases of the project;
  • English and/or host country language course;
  • Final certificate.

Application requirements

  • Aged between 18 and 29 years old;
  • Have residence in Sicily;
  • Unemployed and not engaged in education and training activities;
  • Available from April 2024 to March 2025 (activities between April – June will be combined in presence in Palermo and online, July to December for the mobility abroad and January to March 2025 for follow-up activities).

Application and selection

24 young people from Sicily will be selected, hurry! Download the official announcement to learn all the details of the opportunity.

Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on 03/22/2024 by filling out the form below. As part of your application, you will be asked to attach a self-declaration of your NEET status, which you can download below.

How do the selections work? After an initial evaluation of applications, those found to be suitable will be contacted for an interview at the CESIE offices.

For more information contact Bala Ram Gaire:

About AmuNEET

AmuNEET – Mobility against youth unemployment in Sicily is a project funded by the European Social Fund Agency of Lithuania (ESFA).


For further information

Read more about the project.

Contact Bala Ram Gaire: