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AmCham Slovenia in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia links academic and business career through student internship program – Summer Economics Institute (SEI).
The Summer Economics Institute (SEI) aims to each year give top 20 Slovenian university students a US-style hands-on introduction to business and economics in the real world, the tools to create new businesses – the foundation of entrepreneurship and an opportunity to intern at AmCham Slovenia member companies.
What are the highlights of the program?
What is SEI?
The 9th Annual Summer Economics Institute (SEI) 2020 aims to give Slovenian university students a US-style hands-on introduction to business and economics in the real world, as well as the tools to create new businesses – the foundation of entrepreneurship.
The SEI 2020 student program is a highly selective program giving 20 students the opportunity to intern with AmCham Slovenia member companies as well as providing students with an overview of business, economics, and entrepreneurship organized by the US Embassy Ljubljana through a two-week Lean Start-Up program with a US Professor of Entrepreneurship plus over 20 targeted seminars, site visits and invited speakers.
Who organizes it?
The program is jointly organized by the US Embassy Ljubljana and AmCham Slovenia. It is funded in part by the US Embassy Ljubljana and in part by AmCham Heroes.
Am I eligible?
The program and internships are open to Slovenian citizens aged 19-28 who are 2nd year and higher undergraduate (dodiplomski) or master’s degree students enrolled in faculties preferably at Slovenian universities.
We actually PREFER students without a background in economics or business. We particularly encourage students in the natural sciences, engineering, math, computer science/IT and medicine to apply, but all faculties are welcome!
Applicants must be:
How many people are in the program?
Twenty (20) interns will be selected.
Where does the program take place?
The two-week SEI program will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Internships will take place at AmCham Slovenia member companies, largely in Ljubljana.
Will I get an internship? Is the internship paid?
Every student will be invited to participate in the SEI 2020 internship. The application form will ask you to specify fields of interest. At the SEI 2020 interview, students will be asked to name up to three AmCham Slovenia member companies where they would like to intern. Although we cannot guarantee an internship at the companies you choose, we will do our best to find you a great match! These internships are paid; companies are advised to pay at least the minimum hourly rate for students.
Do I have to pay for the SEI program?
The two-week SEI program is free for the 20 selected students!
When does the program start?
TBD June 29 – July 3, 2020: US Professor of Entrepreneurship Lean Start-Up program and overview of business, economics & the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Slovenia through expert lectures, seminars and site visits.
May-September: Flexible one-month internships with AmCham Slovenia companies (128 hours - 1 month).
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What about COVID-19?
We will do everything to make our 10th annual SEI 2021 program happen in a safe and healthy way for everyone involved – students, speakers and site visit hosts, as well as companies!
We will abide by all the measures of the Slovenian government in place when SEI takes place this summer and keep you informed about any changes to the program and/or internships that need to be made to accommodate these measures.
Last year we had a great program because we were able to be flexible.