Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC) International Internship Program 2019

Application Deadline: 24 March 2019, until 11.00 pm.

International Internship Program of the Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC INTERN); SESRIC, YTB, Ansar Foundation and TOBB is an international internship program for students who are citizens of the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

The foundations of the program were first taken in 2010 with the implementation of the internship for international students studying in Turkey under the Islamic Countries Vocational Education Cooperation Program (OIC-VET).OIC INTERN; it was not designed as a pure internship program. Through various training and consultancy services during the internship, trainees are aimed to gain leadership, entrepreneurship and communication skills.

OIC INTERN is an international internship program aimed at guiding young people in professional career planning
by reinforcing academic knowledge gained during their studies with practical applications.

OIC INTERN gives the opportunity for professional experience to young people through work ethic, work discipline and teamwork experience. While giving the opportunity to get vocational and technical experience, enables them also to acquire cultural interaction and intercultural communication skills.

The purpose of OIC INTERN is to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills of young people, to facilitate their entrance into the labor market, to contribute to the enhancement of the quality of the labor force in the long-term and to promote economic competitiveness member countries’ economies.


The international students who pursue their study in Turkey, and meet the following criteria will be eligible for OIC Intern International Internship Program:

  • International bachelor students who are at 3rd or 4th grade,
  • Pursuing post graduate degree,
  • Knowledge of Turkish or English at least at the level of B1,
  • Additionally, Knowledge of Arabic or French at least at the level of B1,
  • Willing to improve themselves and are open to career opportunities,
  • Under 30 years old,

Intern candidates are obliged to attend the Orientation Training prior to their recruitment in the program.


OIC INTERN provides a meeting point between the candidates who want to work as interns with required qualifications and the institutions that need interns. The institutions that want to recruit interns from OIC INTERN website and the youth who want to do internship apply for the program through the website.

Students can make their preferences according to the sector and the department in which they would like to do their internship. The applications of the intern candidates are evaluated by the Internship Office and the interviews are made later. Orientation training is provided for the students who are admitted to the internship program after the interview results. Following the orientation training, the intern is placed in the institution.

A mentor is assigned for each intern admitted to the program. The mentor maintains communication between the Internship Office, the internship institution and the trainee throughout the entire program. At the same time she/he supports the intern during the whole internship process.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the OIC International Internship Program 2019


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