Organizations Become Certified to Implement Internship
Programs Santo Domingo, August 19, 2011
The Internship Certification Seminar is among the
initiatives being developed by the Fundación Global
Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE/GFDD) and its academic
and professional exchange program, InteRDom Internships
in the Dominican Republic, to strengthen human capital
and national business development.
The seminar took place on Thursday and Friday, August 18
& 19, 2011 at the FUNGLODE headquarters in Santo
Domingo, where ten representatives of the Ministry of
Education, Unilever Caribe, Centro Cuesta Nacional,
Parmalat Dominicana and Young and Rubicam Damaris were
given the tools that will allow them to develop their
own exclusive internship programs as well as to reform
The 4th edition of the Internship Certification Seminar
was characterized by the dynamic participation of those
who attended and by the interesting exchange of
institutional experiences, interspersed with questions
related to the needs of each organization. The program
offered time to discuss the elements that form part of
the learning plan for interns as well as how to
integrate other members of the organizations into the
process of “learning by doing.” Program facilitator,
Joaquín Salazar, presented cases on the implementation
of internships among local and international businesses.
The strengthening of joint collaborative relationships
with InteRDom and the possibility of involving
international university students was one of the most
attractive topics of discussion because of the
high-quality guarantee that InteRDom offers when placing
an intern in a Dominican business or company.
Participants in the seminar also received a copy of the
InteRDom Guide to Internships, a publication that will
help plan and improve the management of internships.
“Internships are a key element for the strategic
development of human capital of organizations; they also
represent a modality of professional development that
will help to elevate the quality of future and current
employees,” said Sarah Romero, Coordinator of Corporate
Relations for InteRDom.
A well-structured internship program enriches the work
culture and helps disseminate the image of an
organization not only among the local and international
universities but also within the communities they impact
through their social responsibility initiatives.
The Internship Certification Seminar is offered
quarterly at the offices of the Fundación Global
Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE/GFDD)
as part of the strategy being implemented by InteRDom to
generate a culture of academic and professional exchange
in the Dominican Republic.
New applications will be accepted starting on the first
of September. For more information,
your organization or send an email to