The AGBU Summer Internship Program seeks highly motivated participants of Armenian descent from all across the world.
The AGBU Summer Internship Program offers unique career opportunities for Armenian university students and provides supplemental curriculum designed to enhance career development. The Program is strategically structured to include a range of workshops, networking events, and cultural activities, which, coupled with the top-rated internships themselves, prepare participants for the first steps outside academia.
Following the broader mission of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, the parent organization behind this successful Program, the summer structure is also geared toward furthering the young Armenian community by nurturing a network of students from around the world. Throughout their time together, interns form lifelong friendships and professional contacts, creating the basis for a global network of young Armenian professionals.
To be eligible for consideration for our programs, applicants must be:
- Enrolled in an accredited university
- A sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student
- Between the ages of 19 and 26
- Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 (B) or international equivalent
- For Paris Summer Internship Program, all applicants must have an advanced proficiency level in the French language
Applicants who are involved in the Armenian community are always appreciated (but not required).
Prospective candidates must submit all application materials by the prescribed deadline(s) in order to be considered for a place in the upcoming summer season.
AGBU interns are placed at top institutions and start-up companies. The Program strives to consider the needs of participants and supervisors, and the Program Coordinators work diligently to establish a compatible placement.
Shortly upon acceptance and enrollment to the Program, AGBU staff will connect with participants by telephone to conduct a detailed interview and gain a comprehensive idea of the interns’ field of interest. The Program Coordinators will then begin to contact supervisors to solicit placement to find the best internship fit for each intern based on individual background, experience, and achievement. This process may take time and continued communication between Program Coordinators and interns. Participants should be readily available via telephone and email throughout this crucial period. Once a potential connection is made with a supervisor, a series of in-person or telephone interviews may follow to ensure a good fit for each intern.
While our staff works diligently to connect participants with internship opportunities, interns are also encouraged to seek their own placements with the guidance of Program Coordinators should they prefer to do so. In such cases, we expect the participant to be in constant communication with the Coordinator to secure placement in the most efficient way.