Amcham and University of Luxembourg sign internship agreement
(CS) The American Chamber of Commerce and the University of Luxembourg have signed an agreement to set up an internship programme for visiting students from partner universities in the US.
Amcham will act as a facilitator, promoting the programme to its member companies. The aim is to open up internship opportunities for US students coming to Luxembourg as part of their studies with international companies located in the Grand Duchy.
The nine US partner institutions include Miami University, the University of Northern Arizona, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Buffalo – The State University of New York, and Columbia University.
The programme is meant to attract more US students and to offer them a professional experience abroad as part of their studies.
At the signing, University of Luxembourg President Prof Rolf Tarrach said he was very happy about the agreement. While grants have been available for Luxembourg students to study in the US, for example through the Fulbright scheme, he pointed out that this was a way to encourage students from the US to come to the Grand Duchy.
Tarrach commented that it was an important element of the university's growing international character that students and staff learned from each other by exchanging their experiences of different styles of teaching and studying.
Paul Schonenberg, CEO of Amcham, said that Europe and the US formed a strong “transatlantic alliance” with strong bonds between the US and Luxembourg.
Schonenberg said the university was a great asset for Luxembourg, and hoped that this would allow students and younger people from the US to gain experiences abroad and broaden their horizons.