AGBU’s prestigious Global Leadership Program gives high-achieving university students opportunity to gain valuable professional experience to help set a solid foundation for future professional endeavors.
Founded in 1987 in New York City, the AGBU Summer Internship Program quickly established itself as a premier program for Armenian students. Its great success prompted an expansion to Yerevan in 2007 and Moscow in 2010. In 2003, AGBU also began operating a parallel program in France (Paris, Grenoble, Lyon and Valence), which currently serves students from the French University of Armenia and is active throughout the school year.
Attracting the best and the brightest Armenian students from around the world, the Program places interns within prominent host institutions – from Fortune 500 companies to public sector organizations. The Program is strategically structured to include a range of networking events, professional development seminars, workshops and cultural activities. Hands-on experience, coupled with the supplemental curriculum, equip interns with the resources and training they need to forge their career paths and compete in today’s global marketplace.
To date, the AGBU Internship Program has connected hundreds of diasporan peers who have risen to the tops of their fields. Those accomplished alumni continuously give back to their communities, as many become internship supervisors and mentors and make generous contributions that sustain AGBU’s work.