March 22, 2011

Applications for Summer Internships Still Open for a Limited Time

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The internship program, InteRDom, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), is currently accepting applications for the all Summer Programs: Caribbean Summer, Fellows and the Program for Gap Year and Graduate Students.  The application deadline has been extended to April 15th, so interested parties should act quickly and submit their resumes and cover letter for consideration.

All summer programs will begin on June 4th and terminate on August 13th.  Undergraduate students should apply to the Caribbean Summer program, which offers them the opportunity to intern for 20-25 hours per week in a Dominican organization, participate in cultural activities and excursions and enroll in a course on Caribbean Culture given in partnership with Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).

Master’s and PhD students interested in conducting high-level research on topics of relevance to the United Nations Millennium development goals should apply to the Fellows Program, InteRDom’s official research program.  Through the Fellows Program, InteRDom offers research support and guidance, professional advisors related to the research topic and opportunities to publish and present the results of the research.

Finally, for Graduate and Gap Year students wishing to have an international professional experience can apply to do an internship in a Dominican organization related to their fields of study.  Students in all programs can participate in cultural activities and excursion, the HOT Caribbean Seminar Series presented by InteRDom, as well as many other events and activities offered in FUNGLODE.

Students that need extra reinforcement in the Spanish language can also choose to take a specialized intermediate course to give their language skills an extra boost.

Requirements to Apply:

Applicants must possess a minimal GPA of 2.9, have completed 60% of their academic program, and have basic to intermediate capacities in the Spanish language.

Application Process:

Interested students should submit an updated copy of his or her resume and a cover letter explaining their reasons for wanting to participate in the program, their career goals and their funding plan for their time abroad to Admissions Coordinator Mandy Sciacchitano at  A telephone interview will then be scheduled at the student’s convenience.

InteRDom is the premier internship and academic study program in the Dominican Republic. It offers international students the opportunity to obtain professional experience by interning with Dominican organizations and businesses related to their fields of study, complemented by courses and seminars at local universities.