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For Slovak Students: 

The SAF Professional Internship Program is a competitive and prestigious scholarship for individuals graduating from university, recent graduates, or students enrolled in postgraduate education. SAF provides a scholarship up to $30,000 for six-month or year-long internships in the U.S. Live and work in places as diverse as New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, or San Diego.They are looking for the next generation of business and civic leaders who have the potential to have a meaningful impact in Slovakia. The application deadline is April 15th.

To learn more, find out if you are eligible, and apply visit the Slovak-American Foundation webpage at:

The Benjamin Franklin Summer Seminar enables foreign high school students ages 16 to 18 to take part in a seminar which supports the development of transatlantic relations, to strengthen relations between youth in USA and Europe and create a group of young leaders. The seminar will take place in July 2012 in North Carolina. Requirements include great English skills, interest in US affairs, no previous experience in the US, an excellent study results.

Slovak information and application can be found at:

The Young Talents Program from the American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies funds participation in the CTY Summer Programs. Nominated by their school directors, students with strong English skills and in the top 5% of their class in mathematics and science will have to submit online applications and write a two page essay in English. They are accepted applications for 2012. The submission deadline is February 30, 2012.

More information can be found on the AFCSLS website:

For US Students:

Graduating college and university seniors with degrees in English, History, American literature, TEFL/Applied Lingustics and/or experience in teaching and/or coursework in American studies are desirable candidates. Other fields will be seriously considered if combined with teaching experience or an education program. Grantees will be placed as teaching assistants corresponding to their project priorities throughout the country. Positions will require teaching at least 15 hours per week.

More information can be found at:


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