After its participation in InteRDom’s first HOT Summer Seminar of 2009, “Doing Business in Latin America,” the World Bank invited the InteRDom students of Summer 2009 to tour its Santo Domingo offices on Monday, July 13th . The interns were received by Alejandra de la Paz, Public Information Associate, and Roby Senderowitsch, Resident Representative of the World Bank in the Dominican Republic, who encouraged the students to apply to participate in different programs and opportunities that the World Bank offers.
Mr. Senderowitsch and Ms. de la Paz also took the time to converse with the students at length about their questions and concerns about the functioning of the World Bank at an international level, as well as about their individual research projects and internships. They provided each student individually with valuable contact information and resources in order to better complete their research and internship experience in the Dominican Republic.
Afterward, Ms. de la Paz gave the interns a tour of the office, where they had the opportunity to meet specialists from many different World Bank projects in Santo Domingo.
The visit was coordinated as part of InteRDom’s commitment to further the professional development and academic success of the students on the program, as well as to form important connections with the public and private work sector of the Dominican Republic to raise awareness about the importance of internships.
InteRDom, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), offers students the opportunity to gain professional experience by interning with Dominican organizations and businesses related to their field of study.