About us


LEO-NET is a European association of experts or parties involved in international traineeship mobility and active in the field of skills development and youth employment. LEO-NET forms an international network of affiliated Higher Education Institutions, mobility consortia and related organisations. LEO-NET is a neutral, non-profit organisation, with a democratic and transparent structure.

We have developed our internship portal to connect students and graduates of Universities and Colleges affiliated with LEO-NET (directly or via member organisations) with validated internship and graduate job offers from Employers worldwide.
We make sure that students will get access only to validated opportunities and employers will get access to solid interns and potential future employees.

LEO-NET´s mission

  • To boost students and young graduates for sustainable careers in a globalizing & inclusive society where each talent counts
  • To promote international traineeship mobility and international learning mobility
  • To empower students, graduates and other individuals for the future, valuing all learning opportunities for young talents.
  • To facilitate employability by fostering all talents in the view of sustainable careers in a globalizing, sustainable & inclusive society
  • To promote intercultural understanding

More than 20 years of experience
LEO-NET was founded in Maastricht (NL) in 1999, emerging from the needs in the framework of the former European LEONARDO-programme. Hence the name LEO-NET. It also refers to LEO-NET’s strength, vigour and endurance over the years.

LEO-NET has a solid network structure and facilitates the exchange of expertise and good practices; a breeding ground for cooperation on a regional, national and transnational level. Opportunities are created for the members to stay informed and updated on multiple levels, to inspire and empower them in the network’s shared ambition.

LEO-NET endorses the objectives of the EU Commission eu
in its endeavours to support Youth Employment, The European Youth Guarantee, the EU Social Agenda. Hence LEO-NET’s flagship colours, blue and yellow. We maintain strong communication lines to policy makers on different levels; though LEO-NET has its own independent and critical voice.

LEO-NET endorses the UN Sustainable Development Goals in particular
quality education (4) – gender equality (5) – decent work & economic growth (8) – partnerships for the goals (17)