6 steps to start an internship in Poland

6 steps to start an internship in Poland

 

Most of the students have a problem to manage all important documents and stuff before coming to internship, but TX will tell you 6 easy steps, how to prepare to get started to an internship in Poland and guide you to show it is not difficult at all 🙂

I. DOCUMENTS ENTITLING A FOREIGNER TO WORK IN POLAND ON AN INTERNSHIP

The most important thing for a foreign student (European and non-European) who wants to start an internship in Poland that will get some financial contribution it’s obligatory to obtain a NIP number (tax identification number). Therefore it is necessary to fill in an NIP-7 form available on the Ministry of Finance website or in the tax office in every city. Any information regarding this can be found on this file NIP-NUMBER-poland in a step by step guide.

II. VISA & APPLICATION

  • entry requirements for EU citizens 

For under three months stay there are no formal requirements. For a longer period, it is recommended registration of residence in Voivodship (Provincial) Office.

  • entry requirements for NON-EU citizens

The two main documents you will need to enter Poland if you are not an EU citizen are a valid travel document (passport) and a visa (if required). More information is available here

III. INSURANCE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

Important information about insurance:

  1. Students should make sure that national insurance covers eventual costs of healthcare in Poland.
  2. If the student is going to stay in Poland for a period longer than three months and has no insurance for Polish territory, they should make sure that they can get Polish or European insurance in the near future.

Here are three useful websites (with links) with information about insurance:

  1. General information concerning access to health care during a temporary stay in Poland
  2. Health Care in Poland
  3. Health insurance

IV. SHOULD A FOREIGNER IN POLAND BE REFERRED FOR PREVENTIVE CARE? 

Occupational health and safety regulations do not oblige employers to give trainees preventive care. However, a foreigner who performs work in Poland should perform preventive examinations on the basis of the regulations in force in Poland.

V. TENANCY CONTRACT (not obligatory)

One necessity for most foreign residents from outside the European Union includes providing proof of residence. This is why they must make sure to sign an employment contract for the accommodation that they’re intending to rent. Without a tenancy contract, they won’t be able to follow the next steps.

Here is some information about it: a lease agreement in Poland

VI. EXPAT GROUPS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Almost every big city in Poland has at least one group of so-called “expats” on Facebook. It’s a good place to ask about all question we still don’t know. Most of all groups are usually much better than any forums and articles on the international websites for the expat community.

  1. KrakĂłw Expats
  2. Expats in Warsaw