In Belgium, trainees are not paid
In Belgium, the stages are not paid. But if a student leaves for an internship in another country, the principle of territoriality prevails, and the student falls under the protection of the labor legislation of the host State.
Thus, in Luxembourg, he is paid for his stage, and the reference wage is the minimum social wage for qualified employees. And in France, the student will receive an hourly wage of €4.05 minimum per hour of internship.
With us, nothing at all
The Belgian intern doing his internship in Belgium is not paid. But he can receive compensation, for his travel expenses, for example.
The working time of student-trainees is imposed by a law which says that it cannot exceed more than 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.
A stadium of max. 4 months
A student internship can last up to four months.
Beyond that, it is about professional immersion, covered by agreements. “This type of agreement is generally intended for job seekers, specifies the FPS Employment. It usually provides compensation.” But there are also higher education courses that alternate between internship and study. And in this case
the student is covered by a professional immersion agreement, and can therefore be paid.
Thus, we speak of a “traineeship at the bar” for young lawyers, but this three-year professional training is paid: €750 per month during the first year; €1,000 per month during the second and €1,250 per month during the third year of “internship”.
L ‘architectafter his studies, he must also complete a paid two-year internship in order to be able to practice, as well as the assistant doctor, who is a “doctor assistant clinician candidate specialist” (MACCS), and whose salary was increased in 2021.