"German students from the University of Applied Labor Studies, Manneheim conclude their internship period with the American University of Integrative Sciences of St. Maarten, ( AUIS)"


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Five university students from the University of Applied Labor Studies, Manneheim, Germany  are presently concluding  a  four week internship period of research and project development at the American University of Integrative Sciences of St. Maarten, ( AUIS).

The students are currently in their second year of university concentrating on Labour Market management and chose the option to do an internship overseas after receiving an invitation from AUIS. The interns were involved in  conducting desk studies at  AUIS , research and interviews with key persons, business and government agencies.

The president of AUIS , Dr.  Renu  Agnihotri and the CEO of AUIS Mr. Milo Pinckney requested  a focused research and reporting on the issues related to the development of a curriculum  for a course titled ” the business of medicine”  as well as encouraged the interns to  broaden their knowledge by conducting  a comparative study  about employment  policies  and practices in St.  Maarten in comparison to an industrialized country like Germany and the United States.

The interns had the opportunity to conduct interviews with the CEO of LinQ – Ms.  Ginger De Windt and staff, The Interim President of the University of St. Maarten, Dr. Francio  Gaudeloupe  and the head of the policy department of Labour, Mr. Rafael Boasman and Ms. Linda Froston, staff members and instructors of  AUIS, the Educational and Public Policy Advisor of AUIS, Mrs. Patricia Lourens as well as the CEO  and President of AUIS. The interns described their internship period  and experiences on St. Maarten as very enlightening and rewarding and were  also able  enjoy the social, entertainment and cultural activities  while here.

The  President and CEO of AUIS look forward to continuing this relationship not only with the University of Applied Labour studies Germany but also with other universities in Europe , Canada and the United States and the Caribbean,