There was a steady stream of excited students stopping at the booths of the 2015 University of Rhode Island (URI) Summer Job & Internship Fair on March 4, 2015, eager to learn about the different opportunities available to them this summer with the 54 organizations represented.
InteRDom’s booth saw many students interested in summer placements in the Dominican Republic in the fields of health studies, political science, economics, psychology, marine affairs, biology, engineering, and many more. With the InteRDom program’s summer application deadline less than two months away (April 15), this is the peak time for students to start their search for summer opportunities, and the busiest time of year for the InteRDom admissions staff.
In addition to interest in the internship program, there were also a fair number of students inquiring about performing research through the Fellows Program, an initiative for M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. candidates wanting to conduct high-level research in the Dominican Republic on issues related to sustainable development. URI master’s candidate and Fellow, Hilary Lohmann, stopped by the fair to say hello and discuss updates with her current research project. Hilary conducted her in-country field research through the Fellows Program from June to July of 2014. Her findings will be published in a book for the Research and Ideas Series produced by GFDD/FUNGLODE, as well as presented at FUNGLODE in the Summer/Fall of 2015.
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.