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International Development Internship Abroad

IDP-781 Supervised Internship for International Development

The International Development Master of Arts Degree Program at Gallaudet University prepares students to advocate, design, implement, monitor and evaluate social change activities in collaboration with Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing people, and people with disabilities, at local, national, and international levels.
During the spring semester of their final IDMA year (generally from the first week of January through early May), students are placed in field experiences working in a development assistance organization, federal agency, or nonprofit organization. This is an essential part of graduate training and provides crucial preparation for professional careers in the international development field.

The supervised internship placement adds to the practicum experience by expanding the scope of professional activities and outputs expected of students, and by increasing students' level of responsibility and accountability to partnering organizations and collaborating communities. As with IDP-780, students engage in practical experiences guided by the supervision of an on-site supervisor and a university supervisor (internship instructor). The supervised internship requires a minimum of 360 clock hours.

IDMA students should contact Audrey Cooper before beginning an application here.  Only students who have secured placements with the support of the Director of the International Development MA Program will be allowed to begin applications.