Announcing the Summer Internship and Application Form. This competitive 4-week internship will give you an in-depth look into Global Brigades as a development organization while allowing you to participate in a mixture of traditional brigading and program-specific projects. (Please see the end of this blog post for more details on the Summer Internship)
Due to overwhelming interest in the Summer Internship, we are excited to announce that this year we will be offering two 4-week internships in Ghana (students can indicate their preference for participating in either June OR July on the application form). For Honduras and Panama, all internships will be taking place during the month of July.
After reading through the program descriptions below, please click this Application Link to fill out the official application. The application must be completed by March 16, 2012. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 2, 2012.
Please click on the links below to read more details about each program specific internship. Country availability for each program is listed next to the program name; not all programs are offered in each country and Law is currently not being offered as a discipline for the internship program.
MICROFINANCE – Honduras and Ghana
The internship program allows students to go far beyond the normal brigade experience by allowing interns to focus on individual projects, to observe all facets of our in-country work, and to see what it takes to drive 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. Airfare, exit and entrance fees, visas, vaccinations and spending money are not included in this cost and are the intern’s responsibility.
If you are accpeted to the Internship Program, we will follow up directly with you about contribution deadlines.
About the Summer Internship:
The internship is a competitive 4-week program that will run through the month of July in Honduras and Panama, and June OR July in Ghana. The internship offers a unique opportunity to work alongside program staff to perpetuate community development projects between brigades and conduct research initiatives to improve programming.
- 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.