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With the support of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, UAYF implements internship programs for graduates, students of agrarian higher educational establishments and rural youth at leading agricultural companies of the world.

Programs of practical training for agrarian youth are aimed at the realization of strategies set by the Ministry in order to prepare high-quality professionals in agricultural production as well as to facilitate international cooperation, cultural exchange and the integration of Ukraine into the global economic and educational space.

Areas of practical training

Internship programs are available in the following areas: technology of pig-breeding, livestock farming, horse-breeding, sheep-breeding, fur farming, poultry-keeping, fish-breeding, greenhouse business, gardening, working with field crops and agricultural machinery, working in the forestry, landscaping etc.

Possible countries of internship: Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, France, Austria, Poland, Canada etc.

Legal framework of internship

UAYF oversees the obligatory conclusion of the bilateral labour contracts between trainees and employers. On the grounds of the aforementioned contracts trainees receive permission to work in the country of internship as qualified specialists, students-trainees or seasonal workers.

UAYF specialists check documents of program participants for compliance to legislation of Ukraine and requirements of immigration services of the countries, where practical training is supposed to take place.

Work for qualified specialists

As part of internship programs for graduates, UAYF offers employment abroad to educated specialists with work experience according to their specialization and positive references from previous employers. Labour contracts between a qualified specialist and a foreign company are usually concluded for 1 year with a possibility of extension.

Requirements to participants:

Internship for students of agrarian educational establishments

Program of practical training for students of agrarian educational establishments is designed for participants, who have theoretical knowledge and basic skills in the related field. Duration of an internship at foreign enterprises is 6-18 months.

Requirements to participants:

Seasonal work for youth

UAYF offers seasonal employment for youth with strong health, used to hard and monotonous job, willing to work with vegetables, berries, flowers, etc. Duration of employment for seasonal workers at foreign enterprises – 1,5-6 months.

Requirements to participants:

Participation in internship programs of UAYF

Participation in internship programs comes at a price. The cost includes payment for services provided by partner organizations, expenses on preparation of documents, translations, visa center fee, embassy or immigration service fees, insurance, etc.

If you are interested in taking part in an internship program and meet the necessary requirements, please, fill in and send us the application formUAYF specialists will contact you for additional details.

Once there are vacancies corresponding to your profile, we will contact you to negotiate the conditions of an internship. After that you will need to send us the necessary documents for your employment. If required, you will be interviewed by a prospective employer.

Once you have received the necessary papers from your employer, UAYF specialists will start preparing the complete package of documents to be submitted to the embassy or visa center. We will also follow-up on you case in immigration service to obtain a work permit. When you receive the visa we will arrange your trip to the country of employment to meet with your employer.