International Internship Program in Global Development

“Are you looking for an internship this summer or fall?
Let GESI help! We place students in international internships with community-based organizations in Africa, Latin America and India. You’ll be working on issues you care about alongside local people – we have placements available in areas such as global health, social enterprise, education, environmental sustainability, income generation, sustainable technology, and more!
Here are the GESI basics-
What: The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI), offered by Northwestern University
Who: Any undergraduate or recent graduate seeking hands-on field experience with comprehensive academic preparation.
Fall –
·       The site in Guatemala has particular strengths in social enterprise and economic development
·       Interns in India, often work on projects related to health, women’s empowerment, and income generation
·       In Kenya, there are numerous opportunities in environment, sustainable agriculture, and education
Summer – Limited spaces may still be available in Ghana and Uganda
When: Summer (June 12 – August 17) or Fall (September 11– December 9)
Why: So many reasons!
    Two (summer) or four (fall) Northwestern course credits for coursework focused oninternational development
    Meaningful cultural immersion through homestays
    On-the-ground professional experience
    An opportunity to help spark change by working with and learning from community members on the ground
    Lifelong friendships with passionate students from around the country, and with development partners around the world
Start your application now!
The deadline for the fall programs is April 1. The deadline for summer programs has now been extended to April 1. 
You can start by visiting the GESI website to learn about the program and read about past students’ work with local organizations. Then, start completing the online application. Before you know it, you’ll be getting on the plane, ready to start an incredible experience with GESI.
Have questions?
Contact us at the GESI office by phone (847.467.2689) or email (”

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