Tag: NGO


Creating Opportunity: An NGO Internship Experience in Ghana

I spent my summer based in Accra, Ghana working for TechnoServe, an NGO which helps entrepreneurial men and women in poor areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth.  What this meant for my summer was working with a company, HPW, at their brand new (and largest in…


Rape & Remittances: Modern Day Slavery in the Philippines

This is Part 2 of 2 in a series presenting the research findings of Justin Hakuta (NJ), who won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to the Philippines after graduating from Carnegie Mellon. At the time, Hakuta was interested in pursuing a career in human rights investigation. Root CausesTrafficking is the product of many factors including: –…


In the Field

Waking up at 5 a.m. to the sound of woodpeckers, heaving through dirt and jungle in 90-degree heat, seeing the desolate poverty of a hungry child with nothing to wear but a torn rag, and sleeping under a starry blanket (so many stars!) while a gecko stirs next to your ear is not the idea…


Internships in Social Enterprise

Harbus: Why did you decide to do your summer internship with the government of Sri Lanka? Annie: In 2004 when the Tsunami hit two thirds of the coast on December 26, as far as one mile inland in some areas, I knew that management expertise would be needed to rebuild the nation and recover the…


Beating the Odds in Kyrgyzstan

For the summer, I wanted to see what working with a large international NGO would be like. After HBS, I am considering seeking a career as a Country Director of an international humanitarian NGO, and a field internship was an ideal way to see the role of Country Director up close. I got in touch…

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