The U.S. Government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the ESEN Entrepreneurial Center, Search, Citibank El Salvador, and 14 of the most prestigious universities in El Salvador, launched the “JOVEN360” National Internship Program which is part of the USAID Improving Access to Employment Program. The objective of this alliance is to implement the pilot stage of Joven 360°, a National Internship Program which gave university students and higher education technical students an opportunity to gain working experience in their professional career by making the recruitment process of young talent to companies and NGO’s easier. This partially closed the gap between traditional academic formation and the requirements of the private, public and NGO sectors, for a period of eight months.
ESEN and SEARCH were responsible for implementing the pilot stage of the project by developing a program for internships that is self-sustainable over time while building awareness in different universities. Both partners contributed $20,035 and $89,270 respectively, while CitiBank contributed $20,000 and USAID contributed $144,181. Moreover, USAID contributed by paying for office supplies, administrative costs, equipment, for the design of the internship portal and a series of consultants to improve the employability of interns and evaluate and improve the National Internship Program.
|Value||USD 746 Thousand|