We are excited to announce the first ever Global Brigades Summer Internship. The internship is a competitive 4-week program that will run through the month of July in Honduras, Panama and Ghana. The internship offers a unique opportunity to work alongside program leads to perpetuate community development projects between brigades and conduct research initiatives to improve programming.
Those selected, will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth look into Global Brigades as a development organization, to work on program-specific projects, to use this experience and knowledge to fulfill a research project or senior thesis, and to complement academic studies with an unforgettable on the ground experience in-country.
Interns will choose from one of our 9 skill-based programs to participate in, while also working with Program Leads to develop out their own ideas for individual projects—these projects will both help fulfill a programmatic need while allowing the intern to explore a topic or interest of his or her choice.
During the internship, students will participate in a combination of traditional brigading, help conduct research and evaluation projects, take part in education initiatives, participate in cultural exchange and community involvement, and will gain a greater understanding of our holistic model.
Why Participate in the Summer Internship Program?
- To explore your interests in international health and development in a dynamic environment; to share ideas, collaborate on new initiatives and strengthen leadership; to develop intercultural and technical programmatic skills.
- The opportunity to develop your own initiative with the support of knowledgable Program Leads.
- The ability to be a part of a cohort of future global health and international development leaders.
- The unique opportunity to see all aspects of our holistic model, to shadow staff and other programs, and to meet with community members in a more in-depth manner.
- To use this experience to help support or fulfill an academic research project or Senior Thesis.
- To truly immerse yourself in country for an extended period of time; giving you the ability to better get to know community members and their needs and to explore other brigade programs.
- To gain valuable job skills and academic experience that can help prepare you for graduate school or a career in a related field.
Click this link to put down your contact information and we will follow up directly with more information, a sample itinerary, a cost breakdown, an official application form and more details on February 27th.
The internship program allows students to go far beyond the normal brigade experience by allowing interns to focus in on individual projects, to observe all facets of our in-country work, and to see what it takes to perpetuate programs toward sustainability. To cover living costs, insurance, drivers, translators and other expenses of the internship, we are asking each intern to contribute $2,500 for the month.