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We are pleased to announce that we have selected students who will participate in the Summer Economics Institute (SEI) from June 29 to July 31 2015

Young Entrepreneurship Vibe!

As a socially responsible training program, the Summer Economics Institute enables 20 top students from many universities in Slovenia and various study programs (above all also “the non-economic ones”) an American, open principle of professional training and internships in selected enterprises with AmCham Slovenia members.

SEI: Invigorating, Diverse – so American!

With such training, which efficiently integrates the theoretical knowledge (study) with the experiential one in a real economic environment, which is a common and well-accepted practice abroad, we enable Slovenian students – even those whose work may not be directly related to the business environment – valuable work experiences and introduction to certain aspects and understanding of doing business.

We listen to the business ideas of young people, encourage the development of their business models, and build the entrepreneurial (self) consciousness of future leaders.

The program takes place in the month of July and consists of: interactive lectures given by an American expert in entrepreneurship with the aim of encouraging the self-initiative of students in entrepreneurial activities, field trips, and visits to a wide variety of companies and institutions, inspirational lectures with discussions of exceptional speakers, and internships where students engage in business with a mentor.

Furthermore, companies often subsequently give the intern they cooperate with through SEI a concrete job offer, so the program also caters to the human resources potential for all employers seeking new, young staff.

Summer Economics Institute 2015


The Summer Economics Institute (SEI) 2015 Student Internship Program is a highly selective, month-long program giving 20 students the opportunity to intern with American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Slovenia companies for 3 weeks, as well as providing them with an understanding of basic economics, business and entrepreneurship through the first week of coursework with Paul R. Sullivan who is a senior fellow at the Williams Davidson Institute and a professor at Hult International Business School and a founder of Global Partners Inc. a very successful global consulting company, as well as field trips, site visits and invited speakers.

SEI aims to give students an introduction to business and economics in the real world, as well as the tools to create new businesses – the foundation of entrepreneurship.

For who?

The internship was open to Slovenian 2nd year and higher undergraduate non-economics/business students enrolled in faculties at Slovenian universities.

We particularly encouraged students in the natural sciences, engineering, math, computer science/IT and medicine to apply.

Applicants must be:

2nd year and higher undergraduate students in good standing who must maintain their student status through August 31, 2015.

able to read, write and Speak English at a high level.

Where does the program take place?

The program will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Internships will take place at AmCham member companies in Slovenia, largely in Ljubljana.

What are the highlights of the program?

Internships at AmCham member companies.

Coursework with a US Professor of Business & Entrepreneurship.

Gaining an overview of economics and monetary policy in Slovenia through expert lectures

Visiting a top Slovenian company.

Seeing what it takes to become an entrepreneur in Slovenia.

Coming up with an innovative business concept and learning to make a business pitch.

Learning about possibilities for work, study and research in the USA.

When does the program start?

The program will run from June 29-July 31, 2015.

Application consisted of?

Student Application Form

Professor Recommendation Form

University transcript

Essay or creative form of expression

Recent photo in .jpg format

Dates & Deadlines

The application deadline is May 4 2015.

Interviews will be held for prospective interns May 11-13, 2015.

Check out the SEI 2014 VIDEO CLIP.

Frequent questions and answers are available HERE!

More about the professor who will guide the first course week: Paul R. Sullivan

For any additional information, please contact
Petra Kocjan, petra.kocjan@amcham.si, +386 8 205 13 51