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    Seattle University
  Nov 22, 2017
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Development Internship Program

Meenakshi (Meena) Rishi, PhD, Director and Professor
Albers School of Business and Economics

Pigott 518
(206) 297-2078



The international development internship program (IDIP) is a 20-credit, three-phase academic program. The goal of IDIP is to instill in students an understanding of international economic development issues. Through academic analysis, reflection and active participation with non-government organizations (NGOs) in the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, students are challenged to explore the root causes and consequences that undermine the well-being of people in the developing world. IDIP actively supports commitment to the Jesuit values of service, leadership and the promotion of social justice.

Admission and Program Description

Applications are available to full-time enrolled students from all disciplines who have reached their junior year. Students must have a 3.40 GPA to apply. Applicants are selected by the director and an advisory committee. Students may earn 20 credits over three quarters. In fall quarter there is a preparatory seminar in international economic development of three-credits followed by a 15-credit internship in a developing country during winter quarter. Spring quarter consists of a two-credit integration seminar whereby students synthesize and reflect upon their internship experiences. Students present their research at SU’s Research Day (SUURA).