Thanks to the Graduate Scholarship – Internship in Tallinn
This summer proved to be exceptionally busy for a third-year Bachelor’s degree student of “Political Sciences” Manvydas Džiaugys. The student is doing an internship in the Lithuanian embassy in Tallinn. Estonia is the president of the Council of the EU from 1st of July 2017 till 31st of December. Due to this, Tallinn, next to Brussels, is the place where European Union politics are currently being formed and possible scenarios for the future of the community are being discussed at a highest political level. Manvydas is extremely happy, since the internship at the diplomatic embassy provides with a wide range of useful experiences, and requires to partake in different activities, such as: observing the informational field, public event organizing, administrating the embassy’s social media, observing counseling activities, and working with the Lithuanian community.
The interesting thing is, that Vytautas Magnus University, political science graduates helped to organize this internship. This is the third time that they support students by providing them with a Graduate Scholarship. They sponsor Political science and Diplomacy faculty, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree students, who go to do an internship in a country that is currently the president of the Council of the EU.
Head of the department of Political science, Andrejus Pukšto, emphasizes: “I’m glad that we are able to provide our students with not only state, but also private patron established scholarships for internships. The Graduate Scholarship speaks volumes, and shows the close bond that the university has with its alumni.”
Right away, at the beginning of September, the contest for Stasys Lozoraitis scholarship will be announced. This scholarship is meant for “Diplomacy and International Relations” second-cycle students, to do an internship in Rome.