AIESEC – We are a youth leadership movement
Founded in 1948 on the principal of being run by youth for youth, AIESEC proudly counts a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and numerous world, business and NGO leaders amongst their one million strong alumni community. To date, they’ve delivered over 480,000 internship and volunteering experiences, and it’s all been led by young leaders who believe in making the world a better place.
AIESEC was established in 1948 after World War II, where seven youth across seven countries had a dream of building cross-cultural understanding across nations. They hoped to change the world, one person and one internship at a time. 10 years later, in 1958, AIESEC in Canada was founded in Montreal.
By 1977, AIESEC was present in 50 countries across six continents! To this date, over 40,000 young people around the world had participated in a leadership development experience.
In 2010, AIESEC crosses 10,000 experiences delivered in one year alone for the first time. By now, over 230,000 experiences have been provided, all facilitated by youth for youth.
In 2015, AIESEC’s youth leaders from 126 countries and territories in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth gathered at the United Nations Headquarters to promote and drive youth participation in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The relevance and contribution of AIESEC is clearer than ever.
In sum, AIESEC is a global network of people that simply believe that youth leadership is not an option, but our responsibility. Now the question is: Will you join the movement?
The leadership they develop
In AIESEC, they believe that youth are the key to shaping a better future. Through each and every experience they provide, they strive to develop youth leaders with the following qualities.
Ability to Empower Others: Communicates clearly, engages in meaningful conversations, and creates spaces that empower others to take action.
Solution Oriented: Flexible, ready to take risks, and actively finds solutions to challenges.
World Citizen:Aware of global events and enjoys taking an active role in contributing towards making it a better place for everyone.
Self Aware: Understands personal strengths, lives by his/her values and constantly explores passions.
Can you imagine the world when AIESEC engages and develops every young person to obtain these qualities? They want to see a brighter future for all. This is why AIESEC does what they do.
“The AIESEC way is to strive for Peace and Fulfillment of humankind’s potential. We do this by creating opportunities for cross-cultural exchanges”
Develop Yourself and the World.
Ambitious enough to believe you can make a positive impact in our world? Experience a cross-cultural volunteer experience for young people who seek to develop themselves and the world.
Gain Work Experience by Working Abroad.
Searching for the next opportunity to level yourself up and gain professional experience? Differentiate yourself through an international internship.
Intern with a Start Up to Develop Your
Does a dynamic, fast-paced work environment excite you? Begin your entrepreneurial journey with an internship at a startup!