Ambassador Corp Program
The Global Center Ambassador Corps is an annual program that provides scholarships to students wishing to obtain international internships in the field of social entrepreneurship. Aside from the hands-on experience, this advanced internship program provides the essential fundamentals for establishing careers in international development, strengthening graduate school applications, fulfilling practicum requirements, and cultivating professional relationships in developing countries with premier social entrepreneurship organizations.
Local/International Internships: Exemplary internships for all Pacific students have been developed which afford students direct access to the internal operations of frontline Social Entrepreneurship organizations through domestic and international internships. Read more about the students below…
Grant Ennis: Grant was assigned to the Katalysis Central American Microfinance Network in Honduras. He designed and developed a model youth entrepreneurship program to provide business start-up loans for youth ages 18-25. Grant’s internship resulted in the publication of the “Youth Entrepreneurship Microfinance Program Manuel” a model which is being replicated in other microfinance organizations in Central America.
Nancy Huyhn: Nancy worked for Safe Passage, an organization that assists the poorest at-risk children of families working in the Guatemala City garbage dump andRoots of Peace, an international nonprofit organization that enters post-conflict countries, clears land mines and reclaims the land for agricultural production. She helped set up new operations for Roots of Peace in Vietnam.
The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s Ambassador Corps Program is seeking applications from international development organizations that practice social entrepreneurship and can benefit from the contribution of a skilled undergraduate or graduate intern who has undergone a competitive selection process. To be considered as a host organization, we would like to ask the Managing Director or Executive Director of the organization to complete and endorse the application materials included in this packet. Prior to departure, the Global Center provides cross cultural training and a “tools of the trade” workshop to equip students with the skills needed to thrive in foreign work environments. Students will be familiar with fundamental concepts of social entrepreneurship, international development, and specific skills that can range from disciplines in engineering, economics, and law, to business, international relations, and more.
The Global Center works closely with both the host organizations and the interns to ensure that the intern positions are well defined, and that the assignments match the organization’s needs as well as the intern’s interests, skills, and learning objectives.
Applications are currently open. Apply here: