Internship Opportunities

Internship Information

The CIDP's curriculum requires 6-9 credits of concentration courses. The Field Practicum is the concluding requirement for the concentration. The Field Practicum is one of the most critical elements of the CIDP curriculum. It assists students in the processo fbuilding expertise in the chosen area of concentration by providing an applied practical component to the theoretical knowledge acquired in classes. The following are CIDP's requirements for Field Practicum

Field Practicum:

  • It must be matched with the student's concentration, as well as their reserach project;
  • Prior to starting the field practicum, students must submit for approval to the CIDP Director a practicum proposal including:
  1. an approval form from a sponsoring organization;
  2. a rationale for choosing this particular organization/country;
  3. a statement on how this particular field of work ties with the concentration; and
  4. a learning plan that includes student's goals and objectives for the chosen field practicum;
  • The student must complete a minimum of 300 in-field hours;
  • Students must have taken at least two courses in chosen area of concentration.

Documents for Field Practicum

CIDP Field Learning Objectives for Students

This document is for both students and prospective internship supervisors. It outlines objectives and expectations for the internship. It is for information purposes.

CIDP MOU for Internships

This document is an official agreement between the Community & International Development Program and the agency/organization in which the student will complete internship requirements. This form should be signed and returned to CIDP prior to the start of the internship.

CIDP Internship Hours Log

It is expected that students will complete 300 internship hours, as indicated by completing this form weekly during the internship. All completed forms must be submitted to CIDP following the internship.

Evaluation of Student Performance in Internship

This form will be used by the agency/organization employee who is assigned as internship supervisor. Upon completion of the internship, this form should be completed and returned to CIDP.

CIDP Internship Presentation Guidelines

This document serves as an aid to students who have completed their internship, as they prepare to present their experience to a faculty panel.

Internship Report Form

This form is what the faculty panel will use to evaluate the internship presentation. This is the final step before the student receives a grade for the internship.

Local Internships

American Red Cross – Berrien County Chapter
303 Riverview Drive
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-5013
   PH: (269) 927-2288
   FX: (269) 927-1208

American Red Cross – St. Joseph County Chapter
3220 E Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, IN 46615-3028
   PH: 574-234-0191
   FX: 574-234-0194

Council for World-Class Communities
P.O. Box 428
38 West Wall Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49023
   PH: (269) 934-9286
   FX: (269) 925-4471

Habitat for Humanity
785 E Main Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3323
   PH: (269) 925-9635
   FX: (269) 926-4051

Adventist Community Services Center
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
   PH: (269) 471-7411

Pioneer Memorial Church
400 University Boulevard
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
   PH: (269) 471-3133
   FX: (269) 471-6152

Polly's Place Network
Niles, MI 49120
   PH: (269) 687-9822

Southwestern Michigan Planning Commission
185 East Main Street
Suite 701
Benton Harbor MI, 49022
   PH: (269) 925-1137
   FX: (269) 925-0288

Whirlpool Corporation
2000 N. M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
   PH: (269) 923-5000

National & International Internships

ADRA International
12501 Old Columbia
Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904
   PH: (800) 424-2372

Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20472
   PH: (800) 621-3362

International Development Exchange
827 Valencia Street
Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94110-1736
   PH: (415) 824-8384
   FX: (415) 824-8387

1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036
   PH: (202) 667-8227
   FX: (202) 667-8236

United Nations Development Programme
One United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
   PH: (212) 906-5000
   FX: (212) 906-5364

United States Agency for International Development

World Vision
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063-9716
   PH: (888) 511-6548