Program results

During 8 editions of the program 97 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.

2018 EDITION

10 Polish students gain professional experience at leading corporations in the United States. Discovery Inc., Raytheon Company and Planting Arboretum Fields have prepared placements for PAII interns, giving them a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain professional experience and learn from the best.

2017 EDITION

2 students interned in the United States at Pittsburgh Glass Works.

2016 EDITION

6 students interned in the United States. 3 companies: ADM, MoneyGram, and Pittsburgh Glass Works.

2015 EDITION

6 students interned in the United States at 2 companies: The Boeing Company and Citigroup.

2014 EDITION

14 students interned at 5 companies: The Boeing Company, Chevron, Citigroup, Pittsburgh Glass Works and Westinghouse Electric Company.

2013 EDITION

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.

2012 EDITION

22 interns were hosted by 4 companies: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Pittsburgh Glass Works, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Company.

2011 EDITION

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.