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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Development Internship Program

Janet Quillian, PhD, director, Associate Professor
Office of the Provost
(206) 296-2683


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 and commitment to the Jesuit values of service, leadership and the promotion of social justice. Through academic analysis, refection 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.

Admission and Program Description

Applications are available to full-time enrolled students from all disciplines who have reached their junior year. Graduate students may also apply. 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 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 reflect, discuss and write about international development within the context of their academic preparation and international experience.