Apply Now: Internship Program for Foreign Students
Youths from anywhere in the world are invited to register for the Internship Program, which offers a practical opportunity for students to gain professional knowledge of their chosen field, learn or improve Lithuanian language skills and get to know the Lithuania of today. The program’s registration deadline has been extended to 15 April.
This program is a part of the VMU social project entitled World Lithuanian University (WLU). Its 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 5 academic credits (ECTS).
Until now, VMU oversaw the Lithuanian International Student Services (LISS) internship program in collaboration with the Lithuanian American Community. In five years of LISS activities, almost 200 young people from the U.S. and Canada came to Lithuania to do internship.
This year the initiative has expanded to include participants from all over the world: the World Lithuanian University invites students from any foreign country to apply. The participants are not required to speak Lithuanian or have Lithuanian origin: anyone interested in this country and looking for a useful way to spend summer is welcome*.
The length of the student internship is six weeks (from 25 June until 5 August 2014). The participants will first attend events of the introductory week at VMU, which includes the university professors’ lectures on current affairs of Lithuania, Lithuanian language courses and a special cultural introductory program.
Internship placements for the students are provided based on their chosen fields. 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.
The registration fee is 250 euros. Accommodation is provided at the VMU Dormitory No. 2 (Vytauto Pr. 71, Kaunas). Registration deadline is 15 April 2014.
For more information please contact the project’s overseers, employees of VMU Public Communications Office Radvilė Lipskytė (email@example.com) and Jurgita Perskaudienė (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Students will not be registered for the program 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.