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The Special American Business Internship Training Program - Promoting Partnerships, Generating Results


Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT)

Since 1990, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s award-winning Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) has been promoting partnerships between U.S. and foreign companies which have resulted in increased opportunities for economic growth and trade.

Growing markets in Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia present unique opportunities for U.S. companies and these regions’ economies alike. SABIT builds partnerships and provides technical assistance by training business leaders from these regions in U.S. business practices. These training programs directly support economic and civil society development by encouraging market-based reforms, while generating valuable export and investment opportunities for U.S. industry.

SABIT’s training programs promote free-market principles globally, make inroads into markets that remain difficult for U.S. businesses, and cultivate free, fair, and reciprocal economic relationships.

SABIT’s U.S.-based training programs, conducted through visits to the United States lasting roughly two weeks per visit, consists of:

  • Expert seminars delivered on various business-related themes, including project management, business, and strategic planning, industry standards and certifications, marketing, SME development, intellectual property, and technology transfer,
  • Training provided on-site by relevant U.S. private sector companies, U.S. Government agencies, associations, and academia,
  • Visits to major U.S. trade exhibitions, to meet with U.S. industry leaders and manager-level U.S. business counterparts.

Webinars, tailored to regional and country-specific audiences, aim to:

  • Provide new information to SABIT Program and other U.S. Government program alumni,
  • Create and maintain networks of business leaders,
  • Train new leaders and provide opportunities for U.S. companies to interact with new business contacts.
SABIT in Europe and Eurasia
SABIT has been active in Eurasia for 30 years with more than 6,500 alumni throughout the region and billions of dollars of economic cooperation.
SABIT in South and Central Asia
SABIT has been active in South Asia since 2009 and has alumni in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan.
Interested in Participating?
If you are a citizen of a country where SABIT has a program, or representative of a U.S. company, association, or government agency who might like to host a delegation, we would love to talk to you about SABIT opportunities.