Summer Internship [International]

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Summer Internship [International]

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Summer Internship programme “Smart Practice LAB” is a part of VMU Baltic Summer University.

It is an experience-based four-week internship programme, which offers students
the possibility to explore the world of ideas, using interactive and creativity
techniques by solving the real challenges of organizations.
Internship placements are based on the “Smart Practice” concept, including the
following key elements:

  • Group work in interdisciplinary teams (4-6 persons), solving real and challenging cases of organizations (it could be any case from our 100-partner network: including Kaunas City Municipality, most successful business companies, NGOs, culture or social institutions);
  • Personal entrepreneurial competencies development approach (Experience reflection);
  • Individual and group mentoring and coaching;
  • Case-solving using creative and project-based methods and techniques (“Design Thinking”; “Lego Serious Play”; “Experience Design”; “MethodKit”).

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.

What will you get?

  • To gain knowledge and practical application of creative methods: “Design Thinking®”, “Lego Serious Play®”, “Business Model Canvas®”, “MethodKit®”;
  • To create and execute personal development plan on entrepreneurial competencies and skills;
  • Practically implement creative techniques and methodologies solving real challenges provided by organisations;
  • To develop competences and skills to work in interdisciplinary and international teams;
  • This journey challenges students to solve issues being faced by social and business organisations, generate ideas and create actionable projects.

This programme offers:

  • Intensive 3-day summer bootcamp on creative techniques and methodologies;
  • Internship placements based on the “Smart Practice” concept (Solving organization’s challenge in an interdisciplinary team of 4-6 students);
  • Toolbox of creative methods (“Design Thinking®”, “Lego Serious Play®”,“Business Model Canvas®”, “Method Kit®”, “Points of you®”, “Personal Business Model You®”);
  • Personal and group mentorship during the programme;
  • Practice to work in an interdisciplinary and international team, solving real challenges;
  • Visits to the partner institutions – companies and organizations;
  • Introductory day at VMU;
  • Cultural programs and trips (optional);
  • 10 ECTS credits and VMU certificates.
  • Getting to know the university and modern Lithuania;

Take a look at the globally-acknowledged methodologies in our toolbox to be used:

Registration form and more information about Baltic Summer University can be
found here: www.balticsummeruniversity.com

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