“SMART PRACTICE LAB”: Summer Internship Programme (SIP)
|Field of study||Any (list of vacant internship places will be announced on January 28)|
|Duration||4 weeks (160 hours)|
|Dates||July 15 – August 9, 2019|
|Application deadline||April 31, 2019|
|Course Leader||Dr. Osvaldas Stripeikis|
|Maximum number of students||50|
|Target Group||Changemakers, leaders and social entrepreneurs. Open-minded adventures and young researchers who like to learn from experiences, and real challenging situations.
Students from any field of studies (BA & MA studies) and university graduates.
|Entry requirements||Desire for adventure; Strong motivation, Willingness to re-design own experience and be active team-member, English language proficiency (not lower than B2 level)|
|Short description||It is an “experience-based” four-week internship programme, which offers students a possibility to explore the world of ideas, using interactive and creativity techniques by solving the real challenges of organizations. The programme is implemented by the VMU Centre for Enterprise Practice (National winner and top 3 nominee in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards, 2018). www.verslopraktikos.lt
Internship placements are based on the “Smart Practice” concept, including the following key elements:
Internship placements are provided for students in their chosen fields and area of interests, best competencies and skills, including art, creative industries, finance and economics, politics and international relations, medicine and social work, communication and public relations, marketing, advertising, IT, etc.
This programme offers:
|Aim||To develop student creativity and problem-solving competencies. Provide students with opportunities to acquire and/or improve intercultural and general professional skills, meet people from all over the world and better knowledge about Lithuania and its culture.|
|Orientation Day (1-day event, introduction to the programme, various lectures on Lithuanian history and culture as well as student professional orientation, various workshops, meetings, lectures, other activities)
Personal Development Model based on “EQ-THINKING”
During 4 weeks of the programme, students make their experience evaluation and reflection. This includes the development and implementation of a personal development plan, with a special diary, focused on student’s self-analysis. Individual work with mentors and couches. Main methodologies used: “Points of you®”: a coaching game and a powerful tool used to generate clear, quality communication between people. “Personal Business Model You®”: this tool is designed to teach students how to draw “personal business models,” revealing new ways their skills can be adapted to the changing needs of the marketplace and to reveal new, more satisfying, career and life possibilities.
1st WEEK “Group forming and get-to-know methodology”.
2nd WEEK “Empathise and Define”.
3rd WEEK “Ideate”.
4th WEEK “Prototype and Test”.
Follow-up reflection and process evaluation
|Fee||EARLY BIRD: 700
FROM MARCH 1st: 750