After a successful restructuring of the InteRDom program that was launched at the beginning of June, the first summer program successfully came to an “official” close on Saturday, August 9th. The program’s new structure now allows for applicants to “build” their program with components that fit their personal and professional goals and gives them freedom to choose exactly what they need to make the greatest impact in their internship through the InteRDom Program. For this reason, the start and end dates of the summer program were more flexible, and a number of interns remain in the country until late August finishing their internships.
This summer, InteRDom program participants carried out internships in the fields of: law, international and bilateral relations, international commerce, community development, and sports administration. In addition to their internships, the interns had the chance to explore the Dominican Republic through cultural excursions to Rancho Campeche, a trikke scooter tour of the Colonial Zone, a visit to Lago Enriquillo and Caña Andre, and a Cacao tour.
InteRDom, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), is the premier internship, research and academic study program in the Dominican Republic. It offers international students the opportunity to research important topics at the forefront of the United Nations agenda, obtain professional experience by interning with Dominican organizations and businesses related to their fields of study and/or earn academic credits by taking courses and seminars at a local university.