May 18, 2009

Apply to InteRDom to Spend the Fall Semester Working for Dominican Republic Global Film Festival

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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 Fall Semester (September 8 –December 17, 2009), just in time for the Annual Dominican Republic Global Film Festival (DRGFF).  InteRDom is looking for interns to assist with the festival in a variety of different ways including: marketing, communications, business and community outreach.  The deadline to submit applications is July 3, 2009.

Through the InteRDom Program, both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to take a wide variety of academic courses in Spanish with other Dominican students at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE). This presents an excellent opportunity for students to further their studies within a Spanish-speaking context, permitting accelerated growth in the area of language acquisition and application.

See List of Courses Open to All InteRDom Students
One of the featured course offerings for the fall is a seminar on how to write a screenplay.  The course is conducted in Spanish and is especially attractive for students with an interest in DRGFF and cinema, especially in Latin America.

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.

Click to see course descriptions:

DRGFF plays a leading role in nurturing film culture in the Dominican Republic by bringing the best of international narrative and documentary film to a wide audience. The Festival raises awareness and deepens understanding of global challenges while using film as a modern platform for the discussion of political, social and economic issues. The Festival supports capacity building, provides network opportunities for Dominican professionals and fosters the development of a strong and sustainable national film industry.  Interns participating in the festival will have a unique opportunity to participate in the only event of its kind in the Dominican Republic.

Requirements to Apply:
Applicants must possess a minimal GPA of 2.9, have completed 60% of their academic program, and have taken 3 university-level Spanish courses.

Required documents:

  • InteRDom Enrollment Form
  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • A Photograph in JPG format (passport photo)
  • UNIBE Enrollment Form
  • Copy of Passport
  • 4 2×2 photos
  • Certificates of Good Conduct and Good Health Issued in Student’s Country of Origin
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Record of Official Grades from University of Origin

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.