Economics, Business, Marketing, Merchandising Management, Apparel Design, Anthropology, Latin American Studies or Women’s Studies/Gender Studies with a focus on international development.
Interest/knowledge of small/medium business planning and practices highly useful. Also management, organizational development, social communications and gender in development skills and backgrounds are very pertinent. International marketing coursework or experience is a plus. Women’s Studies/Gender Studies coursework strongly recommended. Prior exposure to third world poverty and interest in poverty alleviation. Generalists are welcome, but must have strong cross-cultural communication skills and be able to work collaboratively and creatively with members.
The nature of this internship is very independent. It is best for interns who are highly self-motivated and willing to take initiative.
Good interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, team work, cultural sensitivity and flexibility to adapt to on-going and multiple activities. Prior study abroad or international living experience or significant travel experience required.