The Kellogg Institute for International Studies supports undergraduate research and internships in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States related to the Kellogg research themes of democracy and human development. Students can apply for an Experiencing the World (ETW) Fellowship, Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grant and Summer Entrepreneurial Internship to receive training, funding, and reentry support.
In most 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.
The deadline to apply for an ETW fellowship (freshmen and sophomores), a Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grant (juniors) or a Summer Entrepreneurial Internship is Monday, March 22, 2021.
Alphabetical list of possible sites
Sites listed below have hosted students during the summer and may be willing to work with students applying for a Kellogg summer program. Note that you are not limited to the organizations below. If a student has been to a site before, their name is listed underneath. If there is no contact available for a site that you are interested in, please make an appointment with Holly Rivers or Rachel Thiel.
Center for Hospice Care/Palliative Care Association of Uganda - Uganda
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
2019 – Kathryn Kostolansky
Child Family Health International – Africa, Asia, Latin America
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.
CTIC - Senegal
In Bangladesh, Counterpart’s Promoting Advocacy and Rights Project works to strengthen the capacity of Bangladesh’s civil society to work with government actors for better governance and inclusive democratic practices. Counterpart supports civil society’s advocacy efforts and their ability to engage with constituents and the Government of Bangladesh, providing capacity building on evidence based research skills, digital security, and advocacy campaigns. Two years in, the program is at a critical juncture and will be focusing predominantly on supporting local civil society organizations to campaign for policy reform surrounding five key community-identified issues: environmental pollution, unplanned urbanization, economic marginalization of minorities, gender-based violence, and drug abuse.
This Promoting Advocacy and Rights internship placement provides an opportunity to experience firsthand the human rights and local civil society development work done by Counterpart International (Counterpart) and develop skills as a human rights and development practitioner. Interns will work with Counterpart’s office in Bangladesh at the front lines of human rights and civil society work. Pursuing a better understanding of the current country context, you will work to assess the implementation of governmental policies and their broader implications on human rights and Counterpart’s project in Bangladesh.
Dr. Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital - Dominican Republic
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); 2017 - Stephanie McClintock (Costa Rica), Emma Sheedy (Uganda), Nicole Waddick (Dominican Republic)
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; 2016 - Mary Kathryn Eilert, Anne Richelsen
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.
Grow Academy - Senegal
Inclusion Ghana – Ghana
Kaya Responsible Travel - Africa, Asia, Latin America
2018 – Patrick Harris (South Africa); 2017 - Dante Domenella (Peru)
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.
Timmy Global Health – Latin America
United Planet – Chile, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Tanzania
2017 – DeAndre Tomlinson (Ecuador); 2016 - Tommy Emmet (Ghana)
United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission – to create a global community, one relationship at a time. United Planet connect 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.
World Endeavors – Argentina, Costa Rica, Morocco, South Africa, Thailand
World Endeavors offers internships to work with teams in the countries listed above on topics such as architecture, entrepreneurship, education, community development, global health, environmental sustainability, policy and government.
Abby Smith talks about Global Mamas