The Advanced Leadership Foundation signed an agreement with the Government of Gibraltar to train 60 college students. Students will participate in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. Students from Gibraltar will travel to Washington, D.C. for a semester to take part in an academic internship program, and earn academic credit back at their home university.
Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, Fabian R. Picardo, the Foundation and its training partner in the U.S., The Washington Center, signed the new partnership initiative on March 14, 2014 in Palo Alto, Ca.
“Experiential learning is universal and an essential part of higher education, across the globe, “ said Pilar Mendiola-Fernández who is The Washington Center's Chief International Officer. “Taking that experience and making it an international one only enhances the internship. Nearly 30% of the Washington Center’s total enrollment is made up of international students. We’ve created a tailored program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship that empowers students and expands their career opportunities, both here in the States and back in their home country.”
In addition to interning at private and public sector organizations for 15 weeks, the students will attend classes and lectures on sustainable development, entrepreneurship, innovation, global trade, e-commerce, commercial trade, water management and green technologies.