Jeremy Wierenga Highlights His Internship Experience with Blooom India

By Jeremy Wierenga My summer internship consisted of traveling to India to learn more about the agtech company, Blooom. Blooom is an international company that provides a marketplace for producers and consumers of agricultural goods. The marketplace is accessible via smartphone and it provides small-holder farmers access to further down the supply chain, encouraging greater […]

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IPED Student’s Summer Internship Experience at the United Nations

IPED Student Basisipho Jack ‘s Shares Her Experience Working for the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries , Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS). Over the summer I interned at the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small […]

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IPED Award Facilitates Arabic Study in Morocco- A Student’s Summer Experience

By Shannon Bader Having been awarded an IPED summer stipend, I was able to pursue Arabic language studies in Morocco this summer.  I attended the Qalam wa Lawh Language Center in Rabat and had a wonderful experience.  The program consisted of intensive language classes every morning and a variety of cultural excursions and community events […]

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What’s Trending in Development: Notes from the 2019 Concordia Summit

By Anna Margarita Canero As IPED students, development is in our name, and right now, methods for development are going through tremendous changes. On September 23-34, four IPED students including myself, attended the Concordia Summit: a non-partisan forum held in conjunction with the UN General Assembly. The two-day conference hosted programming on a diverse set […]

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An IPED student’s experience with Jesuit Refugee Service- South Africa

IPED student Shane Liesegang spent nearly the entirety of his summer in South Africa, with the majority of that time spent working for the country office of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). JRS is present in 50 countries, and is devoted to accompanying, serving, and advocating for refugees– whether they be in camps or, as […]

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