The Internship Experience
: Ford Global Scholars Program
Each week, Ford Global Scholars spend four days at their internship site and participate in program-specific events on Mondays. One evening per week, they also attend an interactive course on U.N. Millennium Development Goals specifically designed to cover all aspects of the initiative’s progress and challenges. In the past, some of the projects Ford Global Scholars worked on included a DVD project to highlight MDG developments in their countries, and a white paper, in which Ford Fellows were given a topic and had to develop unique solutions and ways to implement the solution into practice.
In addition to the academic course, Ford Global Scholars have a chance to learn from over 30 distinguished speakers engaged in various public and private international organizations based in Washington, D.C. During these events Ford Global Scholars share their opinions and take part in interactive discussions covering various topics related to international development, health care, education, gender equality and global poverty. Ford Global Scholars will visit major international and government organizations, including:
- United Nations
- World Bank
- Inter-American Development Bank
- International Trade Administration
- Bread for the World
- Amnesty International
- United Way of America
- Grameen Foundation
In the latter half of their semester, Ford Global Scholars will take part in a Model U.N. Simulation.