Amcham internship program has been launched
As a part of the American Chamber of Commerce internship program (AmCham Montenegro), this week 45 students enrolled in their final years at Montenegrin universities, have started a 3- month long internship program in one of AmCham’s member companies. This is the 7th generation of the internship program organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Montenegro. So far, 109 students have participated in the program.
The program offers students opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills through the internship in AmCham Montenegro member companies, right before graduating from their universities. Realization of this program has been brought up through the successful partnership between AmCham and all three Montenegrin universities: University of Montenegro, University of Donja Gorica and University Mediteran.
Member companies participating in 2017 are Crnogorski Telekom, Trebjesa Brewery, Societe Generale Montenegro bank, Uniqa Non-life Insurance, Telemach, TV Vijesti, Deloitte, Čikom, McCann Podgorica, Teknoxgroup Montenegro, SnT, 7. August, Amplitude, Hoffmann La Roche, Fidelity Consulting, Blue coach, Investicioni fond Trend, University Mediteran, as well as the AmCham Montenegro which also provided internship for students.
The executive director of AmCham Montenegro, Dr. Marko Miročević considers that the AmCham internship program offers students an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills through work in the private sector, right before getting their university diplomas. The program has been initiated by following similar practices run in developed countries, which enable students to gain their first business contacts, Miročević noted. He also added that by implementing the internship project, Amcham aims to contribute towards the improvement of Montenegrin educational system, primarily because lack of experienced and qualified staff has been recognized as one of the most significant business barriers Montenegrin market is facing.
The AmCham internship program will end on December 4th this year.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Montenegro (AmCham Montenegro) is an independent non-profit business association, founded in 2008, currently gathering 86 American, international and domestic companies in Montenegro. AmCham Montenegro is dedicated to its mission of improving the business environment in order to attract both American and other international investors.