May 27, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Development Internship Program

Janet Quillian, Dr.PH, Director, Associate Professor
Office of the Provost
Phone: (206) 296-2683


The international development internship program (IDIP) is a 20 credit three phase academic program. The goal of the program 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 the fall quarter there is a preparatory seminar of 3-credits followed by a 15-credit internship in a developing country during winter quarter. Spring quarter consists of a 2-credit integration seminar whereby students reflect, discuss and write about international development within the context of their academic preparation and international experience.