FAQ Erasmus+ Traineeships at KI

Many students ask about the possibility of carrying out a traineeship or internship at Karolinska Institutet (KI). Please read through the following information.

Please note: The information below is valid for any kind of internship/traineeship/observership - regardless of programme - carried out at KI.

Unfortunately we cannot help you in finding placements in hospitals or clinics - we only accept exchange students within established exchange agreement (for exchange studies only, not traineeships or internships).

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is a medical university offering study programmes on the first and second cycle level. KI offers courses, not internships/ traineeships. A traineeship period must not include participation in core courses at KI, but might consist of research work pursued at one of the departments at KI. It is the department and the research group that decides whether or not to accept a person for an internship/traineeship position.

Please note that as a traineeship student you:

  • will not be registered as a student at KI (i.e. you will not be entitled to student discounts on local travel SL)
  • will not be entitled to service and support intended for exchange students (including accommodation, Swedish language course, introduction days, etc.)
  • there will be no university transcript of records (ECTS) issued

The department at which you have been accepted will have the full responsibility for you on the same conditions as any employer. You are advised to arrange your own insurance for illness and accidents.