December 2, 2011

InteRDom Builds on Old Relationships and Establishes New Ones at Career Forum

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The InteRDom program, an initiative of GFDD and FUNGLODE, met undergraduate as well as graduate students from University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), New York University (NYU) and George Washington University (GW) interested in the non-profit industry at the NGO, Non-Profit and Government Career Forum held on the Washington D.C. campus of GW.

This was the first time that InteRDom has participated in this event, but it comes as a continuation of a long-standing relationship with George Washington University. The experience also served to cultivate a budding relationship with New York University, with which it has recently collaborated in the International Opportunities Fair and the PIER Summer Teacher’s Institute, and with the University of Pennsylvania, with which it is currently establishing a relationship.

Students and alumni of all study areas and abilities crowded into the Marvin Center Ballroom during the Expo portion of the event to speak with representatives from more than 30 domestic and international nonprofit organizations, including Plan International, the International Rescue Committee, the United Nations World Food Programme, Hope for Haiti and the Global Language Network. InteRDom representatives introduced students to opportunities for internships and research in the Dominican Republic through the program, as well as opportunities at its New York and Washington D.C. offices in the United States.

The Expo was just a part of the NGO, Non-Profit and Government Career Forum that also featured a plenary speech and a panel discussion about opportunities in the nonprofit field.

The internship program, 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.