During 9 editions of the program 105 talented and bright Polish interns have worked at 12 global corporations.
The U.S. host companies are contributing to the success of an important U.S. – Polish initiative. By sharing knowledge and experience, they teach students to benefit from living in a global, multicultural and interconnected world, thus creating a friendly, motivating and inspirational environment.
To learn more on benefits of hosting an intern please visit our FOR COMPANIES section.
As a separate path of our initiative we also co-finance summer Transatlantic Future Leaders Forum (TFLF) internships for Polish students in the US Congress. Since 2017 we have financed 10 TFLF summer internships.
2020 – 2021 EDITIONS
The internship program was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
8 Polish students gained professional experience at leading corporations in the United States. Raytheon Company and The Broadmoor prepared placements for PAII interns, giving them a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain professional experience and learn from the best.
10 Polish students interned at 3 companies: Discovery Inc., Raytheon Company and Planting Arboretum Fields.
2 students interned in the United States at Pittsburgh Glass Works.
6 students interned in the United States. 3 companies: ADM, MoneyGram, and Pittsburgh Glass Works.
6 students interned in the United States at 2 companies: The Boeing Company and Citigroup.
14 students interned at 5 companies: The Boeing Company, Chevron, Citigroup, Pittsburgh Glass Works and Westinghouse Electric Company.
15 students interned at 7 companies: Chevron, Citigroup, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Pittsburgh Glass Works, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Company.
If you want to see it from our intern’s perspective please read the full report here from Michal, Lodz university of Technology student, that interned at Raytheon BBN Technologies.
22 interns were hosted by 4 companies: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Pittsburgh Glass Works, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Company.
22 students interned at 6 companies: Chevron North America, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Pittsburgh Glass Works, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Company.
A BIT OF A HISTORY
The preliminary stage of the Program included the “International Internship Initiative”, launched in 2006. PAFF together with the Educational Enterprise Foundation and in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw provided three Polish students with internships at: AIG Lincoln Polska and the Lincoln Property Company in Dallas, Texas, Mayday Manufacturing in Denton, Texas and CEVA Logistics. Thanks to the “International Internship Initiative”, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation has developed a set of enrollment procedures and acquired know-how on logistics of foreign internships (including transportation and visa application procedures) that helped prepare and launch the Polish-American Internship Initiative.