February 22, 2011

Series of Events Planned at George Washington University

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InteRDom representatives will travel to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, March 2nd to participate in a series of events at George Washington University that will strengthen InteRDom’s ties to the university and educate students about the professional development and research opportunities available in the Dominican Republic through the program.

First, InteRDom will host an information session at 2 p.m. in the Career Center Room 208 for all students interested in learning more about the program.  They will have the opportunity to see a video of prior student experiences, a presentation on the six programs that InteRDom runs year-round and to talk with representatives about the application process and specific potential internship placements.

Then at 6 p.m., InteRDom will participate in an event hosted by the GW Career Center and Housing Programs for students interested in a ‘Gap Year’ experience after graduation.  It will consist of two parts: an introductory panel by students who can share their own ‘Gap Year’ experiences and a tabling/network period for students to approach organizations individually with their questions.  One of InteRDom’s alumni will present her experience in the Dominican Republic on the panel, while InteRDom representatives tell students about the unique international internship opportunities available to them through the program’s Graduate and Gap Year Program in the second segment.

InteRDom’s Graduate and Gap Year Program was created as a response to the needs of recently-graduated students wanting to gain important professional and international experience before starting their professional career or returning to school as a graduate student.  InteRDom representatives will also be on-hand to give counseling and advice on living and working abroad, the value of international experience and how to navigate life after college.

Finally, on both Wednesday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 3rd, InteRDom team members will meet with staff of the Career Services and Study Abroad departments at George Washington to devise strategies to increase the number of GW students performing research and internships in the Dominican Republic.

This visit to Washington D.C. is an annual one for InteRDom, as George Washington University has proven to be an important partner for the program, not only in sending students to the Dominican Republic but also in providing expertise and support in coordinating events and projects.
InteRDom is excited to continue to cultivate this strong relationship and to host more students from George Washington University in the Dominican Republic.

The internship program, 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.