Since its inception in 2002, the International Field Program has provided a platform for emerging practitioners to gain hands-on experience in the field within an academic framework.
Students are placed in internships in the various country sites to work and conduct research with Community-Based Organizations, NGOs, International Organizations, government and local agencies.
Students are exposed to a wide array of projects, ranging from community development, post-conflict state-building, to long-term monitoring and evaluation of projects implemented by international organizations such as the World Bank.
The IFP provides students with a critical context for understanding global issues as well as an opportunity to develop foundational tools for working in diverse communities, conducting research, analyzing policies, and implementing projects in developing countries.
Our long term partnerships with organizations in the various country sites guarantee continuity of engagement in project implementation and a sustainable contribution to the existing research body of knowledge.
Participating students earn nine credits toward their degree (3 Spring + 6 Summer).