BAFF Professional Internship Program open for applications

May 19, 2020

The Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF)  Professional Internship Program is a competitive and prestigious scholarship for the next generation of Baltic civic and business leaders. The Program places highly motivated, young professionals in focused U.S. internships in marketing, finance, engineering, architecture, journalism, human rights, and arts management, and many other fields. Application deadline is May 31!

Talented young professionals who want to gain international experience, deepen their knowledge, and enhance their ability to contribute to their home country are invited to apply.

The BAFF Professional Internship Program offers an all-inclusive scholarship for year-long programs in the U.S. Experience American culture while gaining the experience, knowledge, and skills to advance your career.

The scholarship includes:

  • Personalized coaching, including career research, resume preparation, and interview skills
  • Internship placement with a respected U.S. organization
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Travel health insurance
  • J-1 visa sponsorship
  • Pre-departure and re-entry orientations
  • U.S. Enrichment Trip
  • Monthly stipend to cover:
  • Accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • Local transportation
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • No fees whatsoever

Who can participate?

The Professional Internship Program is a competitive and prestigious scholarship for the next generation of civic leaders.

The Program helps to find career-related professionally focused internships in the United States of America in business, education, social work, architecture, human rights, journalism and many other fields. The scholarship is meant for talented people who want to gain valuable professional experience overseas, enhance the resume and deepen their knowledge of different culture.


Professional Internship applicants must:

- Hold a passport from Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania
- Be enrolled full-time in the final year of a minimum three-year degree program at an accredited post-secondary university OR

  • Be enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited postgraduate university (for example a master's or Ph.D. program) OR
  • Have graduated from one of the degree programs above within six months of the application deadline
- Demonstrate written and oral English language proficiency sufficient to excel in a U.S. professional environment
- Agree to return to your home country for a minimum of two years immediately upon completing the Internship
- Not have any immediate family members that are BAFF employees or BAFF Directors or Advisors


Applicants will be selected based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Alignment between professional objectives and the BAFF mission
  • Potential to contribute to home country and professional field
  • Demonstrated leadership and self-motivation
  • Relevant professional experience
  • Willingness to serve as a cultural ambassador

Read more about how to apply here:

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