March 5, 2007

Internships: In-House Company: A Global Trend

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The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), together with its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), UNIBE University, and the National Association for Human Resources Administrators (ADOARH), presented the InteRDom Conference 2007. The event was entitled: “Internships: In-House Company Training: A Global Trend,” and took place on March 13, 2007 in FUNGLODE’s auditorium.

The InteRDom Conference 2007 sought to encourage debate regarding Human Resources management trends in the Dominican Republic. It also promoted the concept of ‘learning-by-doing’ (a.k.a. internships) as a positive step for companies and organizations to take in order to benefit from the expertise and input of trained interns.

The three main speakers at the conference were Nafta Chaín, Head of the Human Resources Department at UNIBE University; Julio Parra Navarrete, Chilean Specialist and Co-author of theGuide for the Implementation of Internships for Young People; and Marta Lantigua, Dominican Republic Human Resources Expert. All speakers addressed the advantages of offering internships to local and international talent, stressing that it will prove a beneficial experience for both the interns, and the participating companies and organizations, adding a new dimension to the working arena.

A copy of Pasantes Globales, InteRDom’s quarterly publication (in Spanish), directed towards Human Resources managers, was distributed at the conference, and  can be found at the following link:

Pasantes Globales

Pasantes Globales Parte 1 | Pasantes Globales Parte 2

InteRDom is the leading internship and academic study program for the Dominican Republic, and facilitates all areas of academic, cultural, scientific, and technological exchange between students and professionals, and universities, NGOs, and institutions within both the public and private sectors. The program is part of GFDD and FUNGLODE’s commitment to fostering collaboration across nations, and encouraging research and academic exchange within the Caribbean.