The internships programme began in 2009 as a joint initiative between the Bodossaki Foundation and the Belgian Embassy in Athens.

The programme aims to support young people up to 32 years of age, who hold a postgraduate degree, by providing them with a further asset before they enter the job market. Participants are able to apply in practice what they have learned during the course of their university studies and to gain valuable professional experience in an international environment.

Due to great demand, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees has decided to expand this programme to other European countries including Germany, Luxembourg,  Switzerland, Denmark, Norway and France.

The internships programme has an employment retention rate of nearly 90 % for its participants.