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Masters & Internships Program (MIP)

Albanian American Development Foundation (AADF) has established the prestigious Masters & Internships Program (MIP) to provide to Albanian young professionals, future leaders and managers a unique opportunity for professional internships and master degrees in the fields of Education Studies, Education Leadership and Management, ICT and Innovation, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Business and Management Studies, Cultural Tourism and Eco-Tourism. Furthering the mission of AADF – to facilitate the development of a sustainable economy and a democratic society in Albania – these Scholarships and Internships are designed for young and mid-career professionals who are committed to meet the challenges of the future, contributing to development of these fields upon their return.

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  • 07.23.2018

    Open Call for Applications for Master’s & Internship Program

    The AADF has opened the call for application for master’s degree fellowship. This is a competitive fellowship program intended for Albanian professionals to study and obtain a Master’s Degree from a U.S. higher education institution in one of the following fields:

    MIP has opened the call for application in one of the following fields:

    Business Administration & Management;

    Cultural Heritage;

    Eco-Tourism & Hospitality;

    Education;

    Information Technology & Computer Science;

    Public Administration;

    Public Policy.

     

    AADF fully funds the Fellows’ participation in the program by covering the following costs:

    Tuition Fees;

    Room and Board;

    Book allowance;

    Medical Insurance;

    Round-trip travel;

    SEVIS & Visa Fees.

    AADF has partnered with American Councils for International Education to assist the selection process, identify the U.S graduate institutions for placement of fellows, assist fellows during their study program and monitor their academic progress in U.S. The program is co-funded by the Biberaj Foundation, based in the U.S. The 2019 application for the Master Degree Fellowship Program is open and will be available until 11:59 PM (CET) on July 31, 2018.

    To learn about the program, please click on the website below:

    https://mip-aadf.org/

    The application form is available at the following website: https://www.americancouncilsnetwork.org/mip/index.php

    For any question related to the program, contact at master@mip-aadf.org

     

  • 05.08.2018

    Announcement: MIP – Professional Internship Component Application Deadline

    Announcement: MIP – Professional Internship Component Application Deadline

    AADF has opened a call for applications for the Master’s and Internship Program – Professional Internship Component. Due to high interest, the deadline for application has been extended to May 31st, 2018.

  • 05.07.2018

    AADF Co-CEO, Mr. Martin Mata’s interview at ABC News about MIP – Professional Internship Component.

  • 04.16.2018

    AADF announces the call for applications for “Master’s & Internship Program” (MIP)- Professional Internship Component

    April 16, 2018, TIRANA – The Albanian-American Development Foundations opens the Call for Applications for the “Master’s & Internship Program” (MIP)- Professional Internship Component, which is a 5-year project which aims to empower Albanian professionals, from public and private sectors, working in the fields of Education Studies, Education Leadership and Management, ICT and Innovation, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Business and Management Studies, Innovation and Development, Cultural Tourism and Eco-Tourism.

    The Professional Internship Program provides a six-month internship and career training opportunity in a U.S. organization. The program is developed jointly with the U.S. Department of State (professional exchange designated agency) and the Center on International Educational Exchange and is tailored to the career goals and the needs of the applicants. Professional Internship has three main pillars:

    Provides an approx. 6 months supervised and mentored internship placement in a relevant USA host institution;

    Complements interns experience with an executive education program while in the USA;

    Provides guidance and coaching upon return for each fellow to facilitate the implementation of their new skills gained during the internship program.

    The Application becomes available today at 18:00 until May 18, 2018.

    To find out more and to submit an application, please visit http://aadf.org/project/masters-internship-program-mip/

  • 04.12.2018

    MoU Signing for “Master & Internship Program” Professional Internship Component

    MoU Signing for “Master & Internship Program” Professional Internship Component

    Deputy Prime Minister, Mrs. Senida Mesi and AADF Co-CEOs Mr. Martin Mata & Mr. Aleksander Sarapuli signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure government support with the implementation of the Professional Internship component of MIP. The purpose of this Memorandum is to enable government employees/civil servants to apply for professional internship program and ensure selected fellows return to the same job positions upon return, as a critical prerequisite for the effective implementation of the program. This is a 5-year program and aims to empower Albanian professionals, from public and private sectors, working in the fields of Education Studies, Education Leadership and Management, ICT and Innovation, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Business and Management Studies, Innovation and Development, Cultural Tourism and Eco-Tourism. Following the implementation of a pilot year, next call for applications for Professional Internship opens in will be on April 16th, 2018.

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  • 03.29.2018

    Masters & Internships Program (MIP) Announcement

    MIP will open the new calls for master programs and professional internships in the U.S in early Spring of 2018. The current website of MIP will be updated with latest information on the new application process and deadlines. We encourage you to visit AADF and MIP’s websites regularly.

  • 02.02.2017

    Application process opens for Master’s Degree and Professional Internship Program (MIP)

    Application process opens for Master’s Degree and Professional Internship Program (MIP)

    Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) has now opened the applications for Master’s and Internship Program (MIP), providing an opportunity to young professionals in Albania to pursue a Master Degree or a Professional Internship, ​in one of the following fields:

    Entrepreneurship, Management, ICT and Innovation, Culture & Eco-Tourism, Development, Educational Leadership and Management.

    Find out more about MIP priorities, eligibility criteria and application process by visiting our website:  http://mip.aadf.org/ Deadline for application is 30 April 2017