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In today’s competitive global economy, international experience is a valuable addition to any resume. Whether you are pursuing a career in financial services, IT, education, or information and media, you will have the opportunity to broaden your perspective on how to conduct business in the U.S., work closely with a mentor, and network.

The BAFF Professional Internship Program scholarship is all-inclusive, and scholarship recipients receive up to $30,000 for six-month or yearlong internships in the U.S. Live and work in places as diverse as New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, or San Diego!

 

The scholarship includes:

  • Internship placement at an exciting U.S. company
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Travel health insurance
  • U.S. Visa
  • BAFF Orientation
  • BAFF Enrichment Trip
  • Monthly stipend that covers:
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Transportation to and from work
    • Extra pocket money

       

Additional Benefits

  • 24/7 Emergency Line
  • Personalized support
  • No fees whatsoever

     

Internship Placement

Build your resume, experience a new culture, and broaden your perspective on how to conduct business in the U.S. The BAFF Professional Internship Program allows you to create your own career-defining success through hands-on learning at a U.S. company.

BAFF works with you individually. Once accepted, you’ll work one-on-one with a professional who will secure an internship in your field.

Program Eligibility

Applicants to the Professional Internship Program must:

  • Hold a passport from Lithuania, Latvia, or Estonia
  • Have written and oral English language proficiency sufficient to function in a business setting
  • Be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary university and be in the final year (academic program/course of study must be at least three years in duration and result in some form of degreesuch as a bachelor’s)
    • OR have graduated within six months of the application deadline
    • OR be enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited postgraduate university (for example, a master’s or Ph.D. program)
  • Not have immediate family members that are BAFF employees, BAFF Advisory Board or Board members
  • Agree to return to your home country for a minimum of two years, immediately postscholarship

     

Desirable Experiences

Applicants will be selected based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Potential future contribution to home country
  • Matching professional objectives to the values and mission of BAFF
  • Ability to serve as a cultural ambassador to the U.S.
  • Demonstrate leadership and self-motivation

     

Spring Internships

October 30 Application Deadline*
December 20 Decision Notification
April 1 - July 1

Internships Begin

 

Fall Internships

April 5 Application Deadline*
June 1 Decision Notification
October 1 - January 1 Internships Begin

Source for more information: BAFF´s homepage