InteRDom participated in the eighth annual Baruch College Work Abroad Fair on October 13th, 2015, where representatives met with students from all backgrounds and academic interests looking to gain experience abroad.
The fair attracted the participation of more than 80 students hailing from Baruch’s three schools: the Zicklin School of Business, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. Organizations also represented at the fair included: AIESEC Baruch, CEA Study Abroad, Global Experiences, CIS Abroad, and Peace Corps, among others. The fair has grown exponentially, moving to a new location on campus that can accommodate the influx of organizations and students interested in connecting.
The InteRDom program has a long-standing and strong relationship with Baruch College, by way of participating in the Work Abroad Fair every year since 2011, in hosting interns at their New York headquarters, and placing students in internships in the Dominican Republic. Alumna Gretcher Hernandez, a former Baruch College finance student, interned at the Dominican Republic’s central financial institution, Banco Central, in Santo Domingo in the summer of 2013.
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.