Participants of the International Internship Programme were awarded with Special Certificates
International Internship Programme at the Ministry of Justice was finished on August 17. Students of universities of Preston, Emory, Leiden, Fribourg, New York, and Central European University, who underwent the internship programme during one month at the different departments of the Ministry of Justice, were awarded with special certificates.
Students of ten leading universities of Europe and the USA were chosen on basis of competition and online interviews. The most motivated and active young people studied the reforms implemented within various fields in Georgia. They especially interested in the fight against corruption and crime as well as the novelties carried out in the field of public service delivery.
Within the one-month internship programme, foreign students also visited the Batumi Public Service Hall. Here, they had an opportunity to observe how the project of the Public Service Halls was carried out which does not have an analogue in the world and which is the most large-scale unification of the public services. They learned about its concept and service standards. Besides the Ministry of Justice, interns also visited other governmental agencies, various parts of Georgia, and get acquainted with the Georgian culture within the framework of the Programme.
At the end of the internship programme, the students shared their impressions to the employees of the Ministry of Justice. According to them, practical experience gathered in Georgia through the internship was absolutely special in terms of obtaining theoretical knowledge as well as gaining concrete skills needed for practical work. The young people expressed their hope that the Ministry of Justice will give such opportunity of gathering experience to other students as well, the internship programme will be continued, and more foreign students will take part in it.
After returning to their universities, the students will prepare articles about reforms carried out in Georgia, which will increase interest of foreign young people even more in reforms carried out in Georgia, and enhance awareness of the country among European and American students.
The International Student Internship Programme is being implemented for the first time in Georgia. For the future, the Ministry of Justice plans to expand the Programme - the cooperation with the leading American and European universities will be more intensive.