MSID—International Development in Ecuador

MSID—International Development in Ecuador — Internships


As an MSID student, you have the choice to do either a research project or an internship for six weeks as part of the Community Engagement course. In either option, you will be placed with a local NGO related to the track you have chosen for the International Development course (Arts & Cultural Studies, Education & Literacy, Entrepreneurship & Alternative Economies, Public Health, Sustainability & the Environment, or Social Service). All academic year students engage in a research project during spring semester.

Internships involve participation in and observation of the daily activities of a local NGO and focuses on applied learning. Internship students may be involved in a variety of different types of activities and experiences depending on their placement.

Sample Internship Opportunities

Below are examples of the types of internships students have done in the past:

Arts & Cultural Studies

Education & Literacy

Entrepreneurship & Alternative Economies

Public Health

Social Services

Sustainability & the Environment

Program Handbook Program Orientation Visa Information

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship