The deadline for the Global Engagement Studies Institute’s (GESI) Spring 2021 program, Virtual Global Development in Action, has been extended to February 14, 2021. GESI is offering a virtual rendition of its programming in lieu of canceled study abroad programs due to COVID-19. This is a unique hybrid opportunity to explore complex questions through coursework while simultaneously engaging in a meaningful internship—all in a completely virtual online setting. This program is open to all majors.
- Program highlights:
- Earn two academic credits
- Intern virtually with a community-based nonprofit
- Learn about development in a global context
- Gain experience collaborating with remote and global teams on project-based work, an increasingly important skill in a post-COVID world
- Students will earn two Northwestern credits through INTL ST 393-0: Development in a Global Context. This field studies course will use a flipped classroom model to help students build the skills necessary to operate ethically and reflexively in complex transnational work environments.
- In conjunction with a virtual internship with nonprofits and NGOs around the world, students will engage in real-time reflection and critical analysis of concepts like “participation” and cultural humility in development work.
- Students will be matched with a community-based nonprofit or NGO in one of seven countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Uganda, or Vietnam. As interns, students will support their organization with various projects, using their academic background and skills to support their organization and the community’s needs.
- Applications are due February 14, 2021