Internship Program 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 modern Lithuania.
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).
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.
The initiative has expanded to include participants from all over the world: the World Lithuanian University invites students from any foreign country to apply (Summer Internship Program (SIP)). 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.
Youths from anywhere in the world are invited to register for Summer Internship Programme (SIP).
The length of the student internships is six weeks. The planned programme includes Orientation Days (first 2 days are dedicated to various lectures on Lithuanian history and culture as well as student professional orientating, various workshops, meetings, lectures, other activities). 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. 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)
**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 July 9 until August 11, 2018. The registration deadline is 31 March. Registration fee is EUR 450.
Video from SIP Events in 2015