Lynn University, in partnership with the Ambassador Corps program, is sending four scholarship recipients on a global internship to promote social impact throughout the world.
Students Rigoberto Beltran, Laura Garrido and April Ferguson accompanied by faculty honoree Antonella Regueiro were chosen from the 21 Lynn applicants.
“We are deeply grateful to Lynn for providing the scholarships that enable these outstanding students to share in the Ambassador Corps front-line experience in international development,” said Jerry Hildebrand, director of the Center for Social Impact Learning.
The Ambassador Corps Program connects interns and social impact opportunities through non-governmental organizations. During the 8–10-week internship, students take one of five areas of social entrepreneurship: Sports and Development, Youth Education and Entrepreneurship, Women and Girls Leadership and Microfinance and Social Enterprise Management, and Environmental Sustainability.
Regueiro and the students will attend a week-long pre-departure training camp at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies facility in Washington D.C. Training will include workshops with social entrepreneurs and professionals from Ashoka U, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and the Cordes Foundation, among others.
“The Ambassador Corps program is dedicated to social entrepreneurship, partnering with organizations focused on having some sort of positive social impact,” said Regueiro. “This means that all of us involved in the program will be engaged in work that will have a lasting impact in the communities we will temporarily call home.”
After the pre-departure camp, the interns will head to their respective destinations and contribute directly to the needs of their host organization.
“I see this experience as a platform that will grant me the opportunity to become a purposeful global leader in the social entrepreneurship field,” said Garrido, senior. “It will give me the necessary tools and knowledge to pursue a purpose-driven career.”
With social entrepreneurship a prime focus of the Ambassador Corps Program, it provides an opportunity for its participants to leave a mark on a global level.
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