What is the advantage of undertaking a 4-month internship in a developing country?

The internship component of the program enables students the opportunity to gain solid field experience. Glocal’s focus on community involvement comes to life in the internship, where students are strongly encouraged to pursue internship projects that enable ample field work. Students will solidify their understanding of organizational structures and functionality. This exposure to individual work with communities, as well as being part of a professional team, will provide students with tools to work successfully in the field of international development.

Does Glocal tell me where to do my internship, or can I choose?

Glocal has strong partnerships with a number of organizations around the world, and encourages students to intern with them. Throughout the program, students work with one of Glocal’s internship coordinators to match their skills and interests with an organization. If they find that a student is best suited for an organization that is not a partner of Glocal’s, but fulfills the requirements for an internship, the student is welcome to apply there.

Do I have to travel to a developing country to undertake my internship?

International students have the option of working in an organization in Israel/Palestine or elsewhere in the developing world. Israeli and Palestinian students, however, must travel to a developing country for their internship. The internship is an opportunity for students to step out of their comfort zones and develop skills that cannot be gained through working in their own society.

Students with special situations may submit their request if they wish to be granted an exception. The program aims to be sensitive to special circumstances of its students.