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Gain a simulated virtual work experience within a corporate where you can choose and test a career field of your choice with Heading for the Future

What is Heading for the Future

Heading for the Future is a simulated virtual working experience for young people who seek to discover their career path and build their local and international network.

  • Duration

    4 Weeks

  • Organization

    Companies, Universities, Events, NGOs, Career Fairs, Governments/Ministries.

  • Stipend

    Provided based on the company

Choose and test your chosen field

Choose among the range of fields available to get a simulated work experience in your chosen field to help you understand it’s nature.

Enhance your soft and hard skills

Get a chance to build and enhance the soft and hard skills required by your chosen field, in a simulated work environment.

Local and Global Networking Opportunities

Find and network with like-minded young people in local and global environments to enhance your network.

Want to learn more about how a simulated virtual work experience with AIESEC
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Why choose AIESEC?

Program Participation Fee

To be paid after getting selected to the project of your choice

5000 LKR for 4 weeks

Available Opportunities

  • Italy
  • Poland
  • China
  • Hungary
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Romania
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Egypt
  • Turkey

Talent Acquisition Intern

Get practical insights about Human Resource Management and develop your Social media platform handling skills, team skills and negotiation skills.

flight cost

150,000 LKR

visa cost

14, 000 LKR

basic living cost

17,000 LKR per week

currency

Polish złoty

Why Poland?

Cross Cultural Understanding through Education; Polish Kids are waiting for your arrival. Teach them English. Show them your culture. Empower them and Become a difference maker.

flight cost

80,000 LKR

visa cost

4,300 LKR

basic living cost

14,000 LKR per week

currency

Yuan

Why China?

Having a high population density and a rapid industrialization rate, China is severely hit by environmental issues. AIESEC in China is making a great effort to address this by aligning their projects to SDG 13 – Climate Action. Why don’t you actively engage in building a Greener China?

flight cost

110,000 LKR

visa cost

11, 000 LKR

basic living cost

20,000 LKR per week

currency

Hungarian forint

Why Hungary?

From Palermo to Trento, from the breezy Mediterranean to the misty Alps, AIESEC in Italy provides you the most diverse volunteering experiences indulged with great hospitality.

flight cost

45,000 LKR

visa cost

12, 000 LKR

basic living cost

7,000 LKR per week

currency

Vietnamese dong

Why Vietnam?

With the support of the government, AIESEC in Vietnam is hosting Voluntourism projects all over the year. Be a part of achieving SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

flight cost

50,000 LKR

visa cost

11, 000 LKR

basic living cost

7,000 LKR per week

currency

Thai Baht

Why Thailand?

South East Asia’s largest tourist hub will provide you a life changing experience where you will have access to reach under resourced school children and change their lives and careers forever.

flight cost

140,000 LKR

VISA cost

12, 000 LKR

basic living cost

15,000 LKR per week

currency

Romanian leu

Why Romania?

Romania offers projects designed as a first step in the teenagers’ self-discovery and it comes to complement the formal educational system where the target is the youth. The international volunteers will deliver sessions in high schools and will facilitate the development of the teenagers

flight cost

55,000 LKR

visa cost

13, 000 LKR

basic living cost

5,000 LKR per week

currency

Indian Rupees

Why India?

Quality Education. Check. Zero Hunger. Check. No Poverty. Check.Rest of the 17 SDGs. Check.Check.Check. AIESEC in India is encouraging you to select the best out of many projects they offer. Why Not ?

flight cost

40,000 LKR

visa cost

8, 500 LKR

basic living cost

7,000 LKR per week

currency

Indonesian rupiah

Why Indonesia?

Quality Education has become the hot topic and focal point in Indonesia. Having more than 6000 inhabited Islands, Indonesia is facing difficulties providing equal facilities and resources for education. Join hands with AIESEC in Indonesia to provide sustainable solutions to the Education

flight cost

30,000 LKR

visa cost

11, 000 LKR

basic living cost

6,000 LKR per week

currency

Ringgit

Why Malaysia?

Looking for the optimum experience with limited resources? Cheap Air Fares, Lowest Living Costs, Quality Accommodation and Best Projects, Malaysia is your dream destination.

flight cost

70,000 LKR

visa cost

8, 000 LKR

basic living cost

6,000 LKR per week

currency

Egyptian pound

Why Egypt?

What are the odds of meeting volunteers from all continents in Egypt? Higher than you expect. AIESEC in Egypt attracts volunteers all over the world and you can have a truly global experience in the valley of the Nile.

flight cost

130,000 LKR

visa cost

10, 000 LKR

basic living cost

8,000 LKR per week

currency

Turkish lira

Why Turkey?

Turkey, the gateway of East and West, is constantly evolving and modifying themselves as a nation. In the process, they are working on reducing inequalities as much as possible.Join the cause.

Talent Acquisition Intern

Get practical insights about Human Resource Management and develop your Social media platform handling skills, team skills and negotiation skills.

Account Planning

Drive the strategic direction of creative campaigns and improve your research,  analysis and writing skills.

Account Management

Improve your project management skills in a virtual setting. 

Art/Visualizer

Enhance your creative design skills in a professional setting.

Sinhala Copywriter

Enhance your copywriting skills in a professional setting.

English Copywriter

Enhance your copywriting skills in a professional setting.

Social Media Marketing Intern

Enhance your copywriting skills in a professional setting.

Get started

The Process

1. Sign up

Apply for an opportunity directly or signup to access our opportunities.
It's free!

2. Selection

You will be contacted for an interview by AIESEC.

3. Approved

Once the interview is completed successfully, pay the AIESEC program participation fee to get approved.

4. Let's go

AIESEC will now support in preparation, assessments and networking.

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Read about the Lead Program Experience

Lead Program: A simulated virtual work experience

Lead Program by AIESEC Sri Lanka was a Virtual Professional skills & Leadership development program conducted to improve the industry readiness of students who had completed their academics and were expecting to enter the industry. 

Similar to Heading for the Future, the program was a simulated virtual work experience for youth seeking to test their fields of choice and boost their career prospects.

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Participant of the LEAD Program through AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Charith Adikari

This virtual internship allowed me to interact with an amazing team of undergraduates who also seek to improve their skills and professionalism during this pandemic situation. I really enjoyed the flexibility of the internship and the understanding from my supervisor. It made me feel like I could learn more about this industry in this short period.

Working remotely is definitely different, but it will become the new normal. The LEAD internship program has motivated me to be more creative, and it enabled me to see this industry from a new angle.

Got questions?

Yes. You should be a school-leaver, undergraduate, graduate or professional between the age of 18-30.

You can decide the opportunity depending on your field of interest and the availability of opportunities/projects.  Your AIESEC contact person in Sri Lanka will brief you further after signing up.

As this is a simulated work experience, a stipend will not be provided. However, a partner may provide a stipend for projects of their choosing.

Yes.

No. We only provide  opportunities in Sri Lanka.

Yes. After you finish your experience, you will be asked to fill out an assessment survey, after which you will be provided with a certificate. 

We have 7 local offices and each office helps student from in and around their city to take part in this program. Our National office is in Maharagama and Global office in Montreal, Canada. click here

The standard period for the program would be 4 weeks. 

Depends on your field of interest and opportunity.