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Program Goals

The Global Social Internship Program (GSIP) enables business students to develop transformative leadership skills related to nonprofit and socially focused enterprises. Engaging in experiential learning activities for a period of 4-5 weeks with partner organizations abroad, students 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 applying to the GSIP may be eligible to receive a stipend.

Security Protocols

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

Program Contact

For information about the GSIP, please contact Assistant Dean, Daniela Brancaforte.

Eligibility Criteria

Fabretto Foundation Internships

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

Fabretto Fellows Application

Fabretto Fellows Application Form

This application will open on Friday, December 1, 2017 and close on January 15, 2018.
Fellows will be selected by March 1, 2018.
Questions? Contact Daniela Brancaforte at: dbb39@georgetown.edu

Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation Internships

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

Program Dates 

Group I: May – June 2018 
Group II: July – August 2018