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.
In 2013-2014the following regions of Russia are invited to participate in the program: the Republic of Tatarstan, Novosibirsk and Tomsk regions. Previously the students from the Republic of Karelia, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saratov and Perm regions participated in the program.
12 new participants will be 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 2014 Russian university students will enroll in a specially designed program at Purdue University that will introduce them to entrepreneurship and start-up company development. During a 4-week program each student will 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 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
December 8, 2013.
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