March 2, 2012

Organizations from different sectors become certified to implement internship programs

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The 5th edition of the InteRDom Internship Certification Program Seminar was held March 1st and 2nd, 2012 at the Santo Domingo headquarters of Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), and was attended by representatives of organizations from a variety of sectors including banking, government and free trade zones.

The participating organizations were: Banco León, Dominican Republic Deputies Chamber, the General Comptroller of the Dominican Republic, and Covidien, a manufacturer located at San Isidro Free Zone.

In order to strengthen national human capital and businesses development, representatives of national organizations were given the tools that will enable them to develop internship programs or enhance those already in place. The participating organizations were: Banco León, Dominican Republic House of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados), the General Comptroller of the Dominican Republic, and Covidien, a manufacturer located at San Isidro Free Zone.

Group dynamics exercises were conducted with the active participation of the attendees, in which each organization was able to share its experiences and respond to questions related to the reality of its own institutional structure.

The program facilitator was Joaquín Salazar, an expert in human capital management, who highlighted that internship programs “are means to attract talent and that they can be part of the social responsibility objectives of the organizations.”

The possibility of involving international interns through alliances with InteRDom was one of the topics that drew interest during the workshop.

The Internship Certification Program Seminar is organized by InteRDom, an initiative of Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) and its sister institution in the United States, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD). The program facilitates professional exchange among universities, international students and companies, while supporting training initiatives that stimulate development, diversity and a positive work culture.