The International Development Internship Program is a 20 credit academic program designed for undergraduate students. The Program is open to Seattle University students who will have at least junior standing in fall quarter of the year they will participate in the Program. IDIP Brochure FINAL.
The Program consists of three phases, all of which must be attended to receive credit for participating in the program:
INIP4000 is a preparatory seminar that takes place during the fall quarter. This course provides an introduction to the concepts of international development, social justice, globalization, international economics, social analysis and the political and economic characteristics of developing countries. Each student undertakes a specific study of the country in which he/she will be an intern.
INIP4010 begins in the winter quarter and consists of an internship for ten weeks with a NGO in a developing country. Internships are available in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. The internship is designed to provide a student with an immersion experience of working in the actual environment of international development. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their prior courses to this internship.
INIP4020 is a seminar that occurs in the spring with a focus on a student's international internship experience. Seminar topics consist of re-entry issues, telling one's story, NGO project presentations and social justice advocacy.