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O programe pre partnerov

We are a part of LEAF, a non-profit organisation focused on developing individuals with the potential to grow into shapers of Slovakia demonstrating:

  • Ethics
  • Excellence
  • Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Civic engagement

Slovak Professionals Abroad Program (SPAP) at LEAF seeks to be the prime Slovak diaspora initiative, acting as a gateway connecting Slovaks abroad with Slovakia. Our vision is to help Slovakia reach its full potential through supporting leaders in both private and public sector.

SPAP activities

  • JOB opportunities in Slovakia
  • DISTANCE opportunities for diaspora to be engaged in Slovakia
  • NETWORK building among Slovak diaspora
  • COMMUNITY of our fellow, abroad and back home



Two streams:



Your gain

  • access to talented pre-screened candidates with international experience,
  • membership of a community of like-minded companies who want to contribute to our brain-circulation efforts and mitigate brain-drain
  • community support and program for employees hired through SPAP program
  • long term partnership with LEAF providing cooperation and aid in various areas


Role of LEAF

LEAF provides identification of potential candidates, the initial screening (review of applications, interviews) and shortlists up to five candidates based on four attributes from LEAF’s mission. LEAF does not assess the technical competency and personal fit for the positions.

Expectations towards partner companies and institutions

  • Provision of job opportunity that takes into account the folllowing best practices
    • Provide tangible and intellectually challenging project / task
    • Offer supportive work environment
    • Ensure regular feedback
    • Offer exposure to senior management
    • Immerse the intern/employee into company’s culture
    • Provide financial compensation2
  • Commitment to offer a full-time job after an internship is a strong advantage
  • Consult LEAF representatives concerning the job description and the selection process
  • Assess all shortlisted candidates and inform them of your decision, both positive or negative – if no candidate succeeds to meet your expectations, you are not expected to hire somebody
  • Upon agreement with the candidate, set the length (internship) or the date of commencement (full time employment)
  • Provide SPAP with your decision and feedback on: a) the selection process; b) on cooperation with the candidate


  • Participation in the promotion of the opportunity and the campaign/program as such
  • Cooperation with SPAP on other activites, such as community program for participants (workshop, skill sharing, events etc.)

Final recommendations

Internship should last at least 2 months

Job Shadowing should last 2 weeks

Mentor or head of department/organization should be present when internship takes place

Internship should be consistent – it should last for a specific time without interruption (even if the intern desires so)

Attend an introductory meeting for partners, that will take place in spring