image of students during Global Social Internship

Program Goals: The Global Social Internship Program enables business students to develop transformative leadership skills related to nonprofit and socially focused enterprises while engaging in experiential learning activities for a period of 4-5 weeks with partner organizations abroad. Students also develop global acumen and the intercultural communication skills needed to become successful business leaders. 

Program History: Georgetown McDonough launched the Global Social Internship Program in 2013 in partnership with Fabretto Children's Foundation in Nicaragua. In 2014 the school's partnership expanded to collaborate with the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University.

Academic Integration: Students will improve their foreign language proficiency and understanding of business development through the lens of a nonprofit organization in a global setting and apply their fundamental business knowledge to practice. Students may elect to register for an internship course and receive 1-3 academic credits for their experience. After completing the internship, students are asked to reflect on their experiences through a capstone project. 

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 are required to complete the safety and security protocols through the Office of Global Services.

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

Eligibility Criteria for Fabretto Foundation Internships:

  • Rising juniors
  • Rising seniors
  • Students with good academic standing
  • Intermediate proficiency in Spanish

Eligibility Criteria for Beck Center for Social Impact & Innovation Internships:

  • All students interested in a global social internship
  • Students with good academic standing

Program Dates for Fabretto Summer 2017:  

  • Group I: May – June 2017 
  • Group II: July – August 2017