The room brimmed with energy and excitement at the 2014 University of Rhode Island Summer Job & Internship Fair on March 5, 2014, as nearly 600 students filtered through the booths, eager to learn about the different opportunities available to them with the 45 organizations represented.
With the application deadline (April 18) for the InteRDom summer programs less than two months away, InteRDom representatives continue to work tirelessly to bring the program to potential interns in time to apply for an exciting lineup of summer programming. Attending fairs is one of the many creative ways InteRDom is able to meet new students and form stronger connections with universities.
InteRDom created a lot of buzz at their booth at the fair, and made many great connections with undergraduate, gap-year and graduate students inquiring about internship opportunities in fields such as education, public health, communications and public policy, among others. There was also a fair number of students interested in performing research through the Fellows Program, an initiative for M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. candidates interested in conducting high-level research in the Dominican Republic on issues related to sustainable development.
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.