The ITA established the SABIT program in September 1990 to assist Eurasia's transition to a market economy. Since that time, SABIT has been supporting U.S. companies and organizations that wish to provide business executives and scientists from Eurasia three to six month programs of hands-on training in a U.S. market economy. Under the SABIT program, qualified U.S. firms (Host Firms) will receive funds through a cooperative agreement with ITA to help defray the cost of hosting Interns. The training must take place in the United States. ITA will approve Interns nominated by Host Firms, or assist in identifying eligible candidates. Interns may be citizens of any of the following countries in Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Krygyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Some Eurasian countries may have certain restrictions with regard to U.S. funding. These restrictions, and any waivers of restrictions are determined by the U.S. Department of State, not the SABIT program. Information on current restrictions is available upon request, but new restrictions may be put into place after a grant is awarded. The Host Firms will be expected to provide the Interns with a hands-on, non-academic, executive training program designed to maximize their exposure to management or commercially oriented scientific operations. At the end of the training program, the Intern must return to his/her home country. If there is any evidence of a conflict of interest between the nominated Intern and the Host Firm, the Intern is disqualified.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Special American Business Internship Training Program
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, SABIT Program