Santo Domingo – On Monday, September 10 InteRDom’s 2018 fall program got underway in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with the presentation of a new intern who will participate in the current program led by Manuel Medrano, GFDD’s program coordinator.
The intern that will participate in this year’s fall program is Olivia Tillinghast, a Nursing Program student from Northeastern University in the United States.
After the introduction of the student and following a tour of the Funglode facilities and the Juan Bosch Library, the student participated in a lunch hosted by the Foundation team in one of Santo Domingo’s finest restaurants.
The following day the student and the GFDD team boarded the Santo Domingo Metro and traveled from the southern section of the capital city to its northernmost region.
The intern was officially introduced by Ms. Lucila Mora, the Nursing Department Chief of Robert Reid Cabral Hospital where the student will be working during her stay in Santo Domingo.
In the past, students who participated in the Exchange program had the opportunity to carry out their internships in some of the country’s most prestigious institutions. The program offers international students a unique opportunity to obtain on-site experience in their area of studies.
Aside from the daily activities that they will carry out, the students will also have the opportunity of attending weekly events organized by Funglode, as well as to document their experiences and to participate in the InteRDom blog.
InteRDom is an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode).
The program is currently the leading internship, research and academic studies program linked to important and key issues included in the United Nations agenda. InteRDom offers professional experiences in organizations and Dominican companies related to the participant’s area of study. Finally, the program offers the student the opportunity to receive academic credit to be applied toward courses in local universities.