The Exchanges to Internships program will provide alumni with the opportunity to receive professional development through targeted training and capacity building, as well as encourage alumni to explore careers in public service. The program will also enhance the relationship between U.S.G. program alumni and civil servants employed by the government host institutions.
American Councils anticipates that, as a result of this program, increasing numbers of FLEX and UGRAD alumni will consider careers in the public sector or other career paths that can ultimately support the development of robust democratic institutions and government processes in Ukraine. The program will also increase the networking opportunities available to FLEX, UGRAD, and potentially other alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs.
The primary goals of the Exchanges to Internships program are:
- to encourage talented and enthusiastic alumni to explore careers in public service;
- to provide alumni a unique opportunity for professional development and networking;
- to expose alumni to pressing issues within Ukraine;
- to infuse the public sector of Ukraine with the enthusiasm, energy and skills of U.S.-educated program alumni.