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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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  • 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 “Master’s & Internship Program” (MIP)- Professional Internship Component, which is a 5-year program a 5-year project 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.

    Professional Internship Program provides a six-month hands-on professional Internship and career training opportunity in a U.S. organization. The program is developed jointly with a U.S. Department of State professional exchange designated agency, Center on International Educational Exchange and is tailored to career goals and the needs of professionals in both public and private sector. Professional Internship stands on three main pillars:

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

    While in USA, complements interns experience with an executive education program;

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

    The Call for Applications 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

    In the framework of “Master & Internship Program”, 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 in implementation of Professional Internship component. 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 April 16th, 2018.

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  • 03.29.2018

    Masters & Internships Program (MIP) Announcement

    AADF announces that MIP will open the new calls for master programs and professional internships in U.S in early Spring 2018. The current website of MIP will be updated very soon with latest information on the new application process and deadlines. We encourage you to visit regularly the AADF website and MIP website and we look forward to your questions and comments.

  • 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