Summer Internship Programme (SIP) Registration Now Open
Youths from anywhere in the world are invited to register for Summer Internship Programme (SIP). SIP online registration is now open, the deadline is 15 March 2016.
The programme is a part of the VMU social project entitled World Lithuanian University (WLU). The participants do not have to be of Lithuanian origin: world Lithuanians and anyone interested in the southern-most Baltic country may apply. Students who successfully end their internship and defend the final project are awarded 6 academic credits (ECTS).
The length of the student internships is six weeks (from 7 July until 18 August 2016). The planned programme includes introductory week, Lithuanian language courses, accommodation at VMU dormitory, etc. Internship placements for the students are provided based on their chosen fields including finance and economics, politics and international relations, medicine and social work, communication and public relations, marketing, advertising, technology, engineering, etc. Opportunities are offered to do internship at workplaces or institutions which are social partners of VMU, including Kaunas city municipality, medical institutions, museums and NGOs.
Students from Gabon, Spain, South Korea, France, Brazil, Turkey, Ukraine and Germany have already taken the chance to participate in the Summer Internship Programme (SIP):
This programme united me not only with the native country of my grandparents, but also with all Lithuanians, who hold their motherland deep in their hearts no matter where they live in the world. I am pleased to have made new contacts and discovered something I have in common with other world Lithuanians: a shared history. (Thammy, Brazil)
My internship was beyond amazing. I gained various skills at many levels. The programme itself helped me to get to know Lithuania from different perspectives. I would love to actually apply again next summer (is it technically possible?!) and I would definitely recommend it to my friends since it only brings positive things. Thank you once more for everything! (Maelle, France)
More information on SIP programme will be provided soon.
**Students will not be registered for the programme if they cannot obtain a visa for travel to the Republic of Lithuania themselves. Vytautas Magnus University does not provide visas of any kind to foreign students.
Registration is now open online for the SIP programme, which will take place from 7 July until 18 August 2016. The registration deadline is 15 March. Registration fee is EUR 390.
About World Lithuanian University (WLU)
World Lithuanian University (WLU) is an initiative inspired by joint efforts of Lithuanian and Diaspora scientists who contributed to the reestablishment of Vytautas Magnus University a quarter-century ago. It became a pattern for further collaboration that fosters creative exchange between scientists and students from Lithuanian Diaspora, and aims to attract everyone interested in modern Lithuania, its daily life, traditions and culture.
WLU is involved in a variety of activities: VMU Summer Academy events, study and internship programs for students and researchers, Lithuanian education projects, etc. At the same time, WLU functions as a conceptual, virtual entity, which is open to various initiatives. More information is available on the WLU website.