Igor Lukšić, the Prime Minister of Montenegro about Open Institutions, 2011
"I believe that Internship Program represents a practical upgrade to higher education of students. It is a real joy that some former interns are now employees at the Government and that they are assisting the reforms in Montenegro with their knowledge".
Ranko Krivokapić, the Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro about Open Institutions, 2011
"During eight years, more than 100 young people were interns in the Parliament, some of them were hired in the Parliament after the completion of the program, and enriched this institution with their knowledge and emotion. They had the knowledge, they were obtaining the skills, and now they already represent a new strength of the Montenegrin Parliament. I have the privilege to be advised by some of them".
Milo Đukanović, the Prime Minister of Montenegro about Internship Program, 2009
„I consider very important the interest of young people to supplement their knowledge with internship in the state institutions, because it is a concrete contribution to dealing with the issue, of which we are aware of, that we need to solve the problem of limited administrative capacities successfully and dynamically. What would be a better and more quality way to do it, than to include the most talented young people in the life of administration, so they would learn about the challenges and not very easy issues...“
Milan Brajević, the Secretary General of the President of Montenegro about Internship Program, 2008
„With their education, fresh knowledge gained at university, optimism and ambition they brought to this institution, the students are significant support to the employees in the General Secretariat, the President’s Cabinet, as well to the President of Montenegro’s advisers for foreign affairs, economic issues, state security, public security, public relations and for amnesties.“
Vujica Lazović, the Vice President of the Government of Montenegro about Internship Program, 2007
“It was a great experience, both for the students and for the institutions. It was especially significant for the institutions because we got a number of new, fresh ideas, and it is an opportunity for them to evaluate the quality of what we do. It was also a chance for young people to gain practical experiences and some of them got hired – we already have several cases that students who participated in the Internship Program continued working later on in some institutions, and I think it will become a practice in the future.”
Gordana Đurović, the Vice President of the Government of Montenegro about Female Government, 2008
„I support your initiative; I think it will refresh the public scene and that a lot of suggestions can be heard from that side to improve some policies. Of course, it is always good to have new people with new ideas.“
„It is an interesting approach to support not only ideas and new people, but in general the issue of gender equality.“