Libra Internship Program

Internships

Companies NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • Greece
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Worldwide

Overview

Our global Internship Program was created in 2011 and has since seen hundreds of talented young people pass through it. Originally established in partnership with The American College of Greece in Athens and the US-based Greek America Foundation, today it is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at an accredited college/university anywhere in the world. Our international supporters and associate organizations range from higher education institutions and non-profits to leadership development and academic organizations. Together they provide a rich and varied source of internship candidates, regardless of national or socioeconomic boundaries.

Details

The Program offers internships of up to four months' duration for approaching 100 students each year at the Libra Group and its subsidiaries around the world.

Our objective is to provide opportunities for students to learn about our businesses and management philosophy while they further develop the skills that will help define their future. Our interns work alongside industry professionals and each is assigned a dedicated mentor and 'buddy'.

Specialized placements are a part of the philosophy and approach. For many years, our shipping company, Lomar, has hosted naval cadets as part of their officer-training path and takes in as many as 50 cadets each year from Germany and the UK.

Program Benefits

Selected interns gain numerous and significant, lifelong career benefits from the Libra Internship Program, including the opportunity to:

  • Broaden and explore career possibilities by interacting with professionals in the field while applying learned knowledge and core competencies
  • Gain practical workplace experience and life skills, leading to better employment prospects
  • Create an international network of academic and professional contacts and mentors
  • Grow in confidence and ability as the program progresses

Internship Features

  • Global Exposure – Interns are placed at the Libra Group or one of its global subsidiaries around the world.
  • Mentor Program – The mentor program provides interns with access to both senior executives and junior-mid level employees who will help facilitate their professional development, daily task management and serve as a point of contact throughout the entirety of their internship experience.
  • Professional Development – Each program intake commences with an orientation where interns are introduced to key Libra executives from across our worldwide operations and participate in team-building activities with their peers. Ongoing professional development is provided throughout the duration of the internship through virtual workshops ranging from resume writing and business communication to organizational/time management skills and negotiation skills.

The Libra Group

The Libra Group is a privately owned international business group undertaking strategic investment around the globe. Created in 2003 as a holding company for the diversified business interests of the Logothetis family, today the Libra Group controls 30 subsidiaries operating across six continents and is focused on aviation, energy, diversified investments, hotels and hospitality, real estate and shipping.

Shipping

Lomar is Libra’s global ship owning and management group. The company has a mixed fleet of over 80 bulk carriers, container ships, products and chemical tankers.

For 40 years, Libra’s shipping division successfully invested and re-invested according to market cycles. The company sold a total of 67 vessels between 2004 and 2007.

In December 2009 the company re-entered the shipping market at scale with the $325 million acquisition of the Allocean group and its fleet of 26 modern vessels. During the sustained downturn in the ensuing years, Libra acquired over 125 vessels for $2 billion.

These include over 25 modern, fuel-efficient container ships and ‘Ultramax’ bulk carriers, all from Chinese shipyards.

As part of the continuous process of refreshment and renewal of the fleet, Lomar selectively sells vessels. In August 2014, it sold its entire offshore fleet. Today Lomar has a total fleet of over 80 vessels. Libra’s London-based management organization, Lomar Shipping, provides technical and commercial maritime services. Lomar also has offices in Bremen and Singapore.

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

At the time of application, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Fluency in English
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 (USA) or equivalent

And at the time of the application, must be one of the following:

  • A currently enrolled undergraduate student at an accredited college/university
  • A currently enrolled MBA student at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
  • A currently enrolled postgraduate student pursuing an M.Sc. in Maritime Studies at the University of Piraeus
  • A currently enrolled Masters student at ALBA Graduate Business School 

Dates:

Deadline: December 02, 2019

Program Starts: June 08, 2020

Program Ends: August 07, 2020


Cost/funding for participants:

All interns are placed on local payroll. In addition, Libra will directly book and pay for the flight/train(s) to and from orientation, the hotel for the week of orientation, and the flight/train(s) to and from each internship location.

You will be responsible for your own housing arrangements. Before arrival, Libra's Social Responsibility team will provide you with a housing guide based on alumni recommendations and connect you with your fellow interns if you are seeking roommates. 

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