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Program Goals: The aim of the Global Social Internship Program is (a) to enable business students to develop transformative leadership skills related to non-profit and socially-focused enterprises while engaging in experiential learning activities for a period of 4-5 weeks with partner organizations abroad; (b) to provides business students an opportunity to develop global acumen; and (c) to allow students to develop the intercultural communication skills needed to become successful business leaders. 

Program History: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business launched its first Global Social Internship Program (GSIP) in 2013 in partnership with the Fabretto Children's Foundation in Nicaragua. In 2014 McDonoughs' partnership expanded to collaborate with the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation (at Georgetown University). After completing the internship, students are asked to reflect on their experiences through a capstone project. 

Academic Integration: Students' participation in this program enables them to improve their foreign language proficiency and understanding of business development through the lens of a non-profit organization in a global setting and apply their fundamental business knowledge into practice. Students may elect to register for an internship course through the McDonough School of Business and receive 1 - 3 academic credits for their experience.

Co-curricular Activities: Students who participate in internships offered through the Fabretto Foundation and the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation are expected to participate in leadership training activities prior to their departure.

Financial Assistance: Students in the program may receive up to $2,500.

Security protocols: All students traveling abroad for the GSIP are required to complete the safety and security protocols through the Office of Global Services.

Program Contact: Dr. Monija Amani, Senior Assistant Dean, Director of Global Program,

Eligibility Criteria for Fabretto Foundation:

  1. Rising juniors
  2. Rising seniors
  3. Students with good academic standing
  4. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish

Eligibility Criteria for Beck Center for Social Impact & Innovation

  1. All students interested in a global social internship
  2. Students with good academic standing

Program Dates for Fabretto Summer 2017:  

Group I: May – June 2017 

Group II: July – August 2017