East Africa Internship Information 2011
Two junior students (one e-scholar or business student and one student from any major) will be selected as EAI interns for the summer of 2011. The 9-week internship program is in collaboration with the Foundation for Sustainable Development (www.fsdinternational.org). In preparation for the program, students will be expected to attend bi-weekly preparation seminars leading up to their departure.
Dates of Travel
FSD has two start dates for their 9-week intern program, beginning May 21 or June 11 (TBD with selected interns). Students will travel together the week prior to FSD orientation in order to meet the Holy Cross community in Nairobi, Kenya before traveling to Kakamega. Therefore, departure dates will either be mid May or early June.
The Moreau Center and Pamplin School of Business will cover the cost of FSD’s Intern Abroad program fee. Students will be expected to raise or pay-out-of-pocket for airfare, visa, passport, vaccination and any other personal expenses.
FSD Program Fee – About $4000/student (includes lodging, meals, travel insurance and seed grant)
Airfare – Approx. $2500/student
Visa - $25/single entry, can be obtained prior to departure or in the Kenya airport
Passport – About $125
Vaccinations/malaria medication - variable
Application and Selection Timeline
Applications and an informational video can be found at www.up.edu/moreaucenter.
Applications due: Monday, November 22
Interview sign up date: Wednesday, November 24 (by phone or in person)
Interviews: November 29 – December 3 (more days if necessary)
Selection and Recommendations to FSD: by Friday, December 17
Preparation Dates and Context:
All meetings will be at Friday, 4pm unless otherwise determined.
1/21, 2/18, 2/25 and 4/29 will include Swahili practice.
January 21 – Intro, Overview and Expectations
February 4* - We Belong to One Another: Community & Solidarity
February 18 - TBD
March 4* - Reflection & Spiritual Exploration
March 25 - TBD
April 15* - Students, Guests and Servants: Cross-cultural Awareness & Communication (Lisa?)
April 29 – TBD
Topics that will be covered:
Sustainable Development and International Aid: Practices and Conflicts
Global Health Concerns in East African Context (Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS)
Entrepreneurship, Microfinance and Sustainable Development
Gender Roles and Development in East African Context
*These formation dates are with other Moreau Center immersion and plunge program participants. There is a large group teaching time, then small group discussion.