Employers in the U.S.

BAFF connects U.S. employers with top international interns. There is no cost to host a BAFF Intern. BAFF provides Professional Interns with a stipend that covers their expenses for up to 12 months through a highly-competitive scholarship program.

This is an opportunity to host a leading university graduate for a year, at no cost to your organization. To increase innovation and productivity, BAFF fully sponsors interns with scholarships matching them to your company’s needs. BAFF Interns:

  • Are talented and self-motivated graduates of leading universities
  • Can intern for up to 12 months
  • Are fluent in English
  • Require no salary or benefits
  • U.S. visa sponsorship prearranged and guaranteed
  • Increase innovation and productivity
  • Enhance your company’s diversity initiatives

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Why BAFF Interns?

Through a large endowment, the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation is able to provide each BAFF intern with a generous scholarship to cover all living expenses, so you don’t have to provide a salary or benefits. Let BAFF help you tap into the strengths of tomorrow’s global business leaders and compete in a growing international marketplace. In an increasingly diverse economy, international interns provide a way to enhance your business with multilingual skills, a fresh perspective, and global insights.

  • BAFF is a free internship placement service.
  • BAFF can expand the reach of your company by recruiting prescreened, top university graduates from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
  • Enhance your company’s diversity initiatives by leveraging different and competitively relevant knowledge and viewpoints.
  • Carefully screened, qualified interns. We thoroughly screen all applicants to ensure the best-qualified interns for your needs.

Why Hire BAFF Interns?

What Does BAFF Offer?

BAFF offers various scholarship opportunities in the United States to legal permanent residents of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Through the Professional Internship Program BAFF provides all-inclusive scholarships to top university graduates to complete 6- or 12-month internships at U.S. companies of all sizes.

The Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) mission is “to enrich the ties between the United States and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, through programs of education and exchange centering on economic growth and democratic processes. Visibly strengthening U.S.-Baltic ties is a core goal.” Learn about our History.

Role of BAFF

The Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) provides all-inclusive scholarships to top university graduates to complete 6- or 12-month internships at U.S. companies of all sizes.

From beginning to end, our experience is hassle free. We thoroughly screen all applicants, walk employers through the hiring process step by step, and make all U.S. work-authorization arrangements. We also cover all interns with a $1 million per occurrence general liability and health insurance policy.

Customer Service

Program success is important to us. BAFF provides personalized support to both the company and participants. We are in contact with each intern and company to identify successes or challenges and are available to follow up and personalized support during the internship.

In the event of an emergency involving a participant, CIEE runs a twenty-four hour, seven days a week, year-round emergency support line: 1-888-COUNCIL (1-888-268-6245)

Maggie Ivanova, U.S. Operations Manager
300 Fore Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Phone: 207-553-4194
Fax: 207-553-5194
email: mivanova@ciee.org

Placement Process

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Interested in hiring a talented, self motivated unpaid intern at no cost to your organization? Signing up does not in any way obligate you hire an intern. It will however, ensure that the U.S. Program Manager reaches out to you and answer your questions. Starred fields are required.