With the support of the Trice Endowment and Freeman-Asia Grant, ITPIR provides international experiential learning opportunities to W&M students. As part of the ITPIR Summer Fellows Program, highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students are paired with W&M Faculty or international organizations abroad to conduct research and promote capacity building.
ITPIR Summer Fellows receive a generous stipend to cover their expenses while working abroad. Previous fellows have spent their summer working in Uganda with Right To Play to conduct several impact evaluations and working in Nepal with Nepal Monitor to provide GIS support and training.
Why Be a Summer Fellow?
The ITPIR Summer Fellows Program is student focused. W&M students in the program bridge the theory/practice gap by applying research in the field. ITPIR Summer Fellows employ their skills and determination to help solve real world problems – such as measuring remoteness in Nepal, visualizing deforestation in Peru, or mapping extremist violence in the Philippines. These experiences give W&M students a significant advantage as they join the international workforce.