The YGSLP program, a joint project with the Yegor Gaidar Foundation, is designed and implemented by Purdue University. The program enables young Russian leaders (3-5-year university students) from the Russian regions to acquire the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary for building a dynamic market economy. The priority areas are economics and entrepreneurship.
The program is implemented since 2011. Previously the students from the Republic of Karelia, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saratov and Perm regions, the Republic of Tatarstan, Novosibirsk and Tomsk regions participated in the program. In 2014-2015 the following regions of Russia are invited to participate in the program: the Republic of Bashkortostan, Penza, Tambov and Tyumen regions.
10 new participants are selected through an open competition by an expert committee of American and Russian specialists in economic policy and entrepreneurship. The program participants should display leadership and entrepreneurial potential and aspire to realize their professional ambitions after returning to Russia.
In July-August Russian university students enroll in a specially designed program at Purdue University that introduces them to entrepreneurship and start-up company development. During a 4-week program each student is asked to develop an individual business project related to high-tech and innovation.
The overall goal is to help students to turn their business ideas into an entrepreneurial business. Business projects of 2013-2014 focused on recycling/environmental issues, organic food products, mobile applications, and social engineering. The program is complemented by visits to high tech start-ups and early stage companies as well as cultural activities in order to increase Russian students’ familiarity with American culture and society.
Competition for the new round of YGSLP is open. Application deadline is November 30, 2014.
The advantages of the internship
Financial internship provisions
If you have any questions about participation in the program, please contact us:
Tel.: 8 (495) 641-34-84
Contact person: Alfiya Mosalova