The Kellogg Institute for International Studies supports undergraduate research in Africa, Asia, and Latin America related to the Kellogg research themes of democracy and human development. Students can apply for an Experiencing the World (ETW) Fellowship or a Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grant to receive training, funding, and reentry support.
In some cases, applicants for the above programs are expected to work with a host organization, which requires students to make contact with the organization where they would like to intern or do research. Students should work closely with the organization to develop a work plan.
Alphabetical list of possible sites
Center for Hospice Care/Palliative Care Association of Uganda - Uganda
2019 – Kathryn Kostolansky
In partnership with the Center for Hospice Care (located in Mishawaka), PCAU provides educational and social support to children in need in Uganda. The Road to Hope program supports children who were caregivers for their dying parents. Building on the work of previous interns, the student will support the Road to Hope program staff in several ways: participation in the annual summer camp for children, capturing and sharing success stories, visiting children at home and school, organizational support for tracking the children. There is also an opportunity to explore research questions related to the magnitude of need, the impact of the social support offered in the program and evaluation of the program model. Interested students should contact Lacey Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Family Health International – Africa, Asia, Latin America
2022 - Jack Nash (Bolivia); 2019- Mary Freedlund (Argentina); 2018 – Erin Albertini (Argentina), Kirsten Hanlon (Uganda), Viktoria Teneqexhi (Argentina)
CFHI is a leading nongovernmental organization placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. CFHI programs offer students the unique opportunity to explore global and public health issues broadly, highlighting how health systems around the world deliver healthcare in a variety of diverse environments, exploring cultural interplays in urban and rural areas, and incorporating indigenous healing practices.
Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children – Africa, Asia, Latin America
2019 - Carolina Moreno (Ecuador), Tatiana Silva (Peru); 2018 – Natalie Krapcho (Uganda), Caroline Nassab (Uganda)
FIMRC is a nonprofit organization committed to providing primary medical care to children in underserved communities worldwide. In addition to providing medical treatment in our clinics, we strive to promote long-term health in the communities we serve through preventative health education initiatives. As part of these projects, volunteers and local medical staff strive to improve the overall health of communities in Uganda, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.
FIMRC provides immersive health fellowships for students that include clinical and health education activities for participants. Volunteers assist the on-site medical staff by helping to distribute medications, instruct patients in proper health practices, conduct house calls, assist with the intake of patients by taking vital statistics and preparing their files, and prepare health education sessions for the community.
Global Mamas – Ghana
Interested students should meet with Holly Rivers or Rachel Thiel before contacting this organization.
2018 - Abby Smith
Established by two returned Peace Corps volunteers, this non-profit and fair trade organization seeks to assist Ghanaian women in developing business skills and more effectively market their products. Projects students have completed with this site include new product development, marketing, finance, business/management consulting, graphic design, fair trade education, computer and bookkeeping training.
Kaya Responsible Travel - Africa, Asia, Latin America
2022 - Annika Barron (Ecuador); 2022 - Will Hurley (South Africa); 2022 - Sofia Villamil (Ecuador); 2018 – Patrick Harris (South Africa)
Kaya Responsible Travel has worked in partnership with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies since 2015 to support Notre Dame students in their mission to promote research, provide educational opportunities, and link with programs promoting democracy and human development through internships and research programs.
Kaya Responsible Travel seeks to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel by offering volunteer and internship placements on over 150 initiatives in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
United Planet – Chile, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Tanzania
2017 – DeAndre Tomlinson (Ecuador)
United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission – to create a global community, one relationship at a time. United Planet connects volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in 25 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone.
Volunteers or interns have the option to choose from projects in community development, democratization, environmental sustainability, global health, peacebuilding, and children and education.
Vive Perú - Peru
Vive Perú is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering understanding of Latin American and Peruvian culture and providing much-needed aid to Peruvian communities.