September 15, 2010

New Internship Opportunities for Students Interested in Technology and the Environment

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InteRDom, the internship program in the Dominican Republic sponsored by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) is pleased to announce new internship opportunities combining two very hot subjects: technology and the environment.  InteRDom has partnered with an influential public institution involved in environmental policymaking and implementation on a national scale to provide them interns to work on a nationwide technology and disaster-prevention upgrade program.

InteRDom intern Jodi Curiotto, who arrived in the Dominican Republic at the start of the Fall 2010 semester as part of the Professional Year program, is the first student to participate in this project.  Jodi is a graduate of Rutgers University in Mathematics and Psychology, and she will be in the Dominican Republic for a year, dividing her time into two phases: research and implementation.

During the first phase of the project, she will be conducting research on autonomous environmental monitoring systems all over the world; during the second phase she will be providing support in the remodeling of data and communications support systems.  Jodi is taking Spanish classes at InteRDom’s partner university, Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), in addition to her internship.
The project in which Jodi is participating is extensive and encompasses many different areas of expertise.  It includes modernizing data infrastructure, updating the environmental technology systems, and developing disaster prevention and preparedness programs, which will improve and potentially save, the lives of many people all over the country.  Disaster preparedness is currently a very important topic in the region, and a successful upgrade could serve as a model for other islands.

There are many more opportunities in different areas open to students who wish to work on this project in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2011. To apply for these and other positions, fill out the InteRDom Application Form and send it, along with your resume and cover letter The deadline to submit applications for all Spring internships is October 29, 2010.

Requirements to Apply:

InteRDom works with undergraduate, graduate and gap-year students of all fields and study areas.  All applicants must be 20 years or older, possess a minimum GPA of 2.9 and have basic-to-medium proficiency in the Spanish language.

Required documents:

  • InteRDom Enrollment Form
  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • A Photograph in JPG format (passport photo)
  • Copy of Passport
  • 4 2×2 high- definition photos
  • Certificates of Good Conduct and Good Health Issued in Student’s Country of Origin
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation from a Professor
  • Official Transcript from University of Origin

InteRDom Internships in the Dominican Republic, is the premier internship and academic study program in the Dominican Republic. It offers international students the opportunity to obtain professional experience by interning with Dominican organizations and businesses related to their fields of study, complemented by courses and seminars at local universities.