International Development Internship announced

SIA students are once again invited to apply to Penn State's Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship program (HESE)for an exciting internship opportunity. The internship offers students the opportunity to work in the United States, Kenya, Tanzania, Nicaragua, and India on humanitarian engineering projects. A number of SIA students have participated in this program in past semesters including: Brianna Buehler and Sally Mouakkad.

HESE projects range from low-cost greenhouses and solar dryers to telemedicine systems, cell phone apps that optimize resource utilization and facilitate people-to-people trade, and informal education systems for self-employed women.
Students selected for the internship work in multidisciplinary student teams on various aspects of research, design, testing, and implementation of these projects for two to four weeks during the summer. The internship counts as a three-credit elective for most majors, and students must enroll in EDSGN 452: Projects in Community Service Engineering and EDSGN 497C: Design for Developing Communities before participating.
The HESE program unites students and faculty from various disciplines under a common goal - to develop technologically appropriate, environmentally benign, socially acceptable and economically sustainable solutions to global problems. The HESE program focuses on Humanitarian Engineering, or research and design in resource-constrained environments, and aims to directly improve the well-being of marginalized communities.
For further details please visit or contact the Program Director, Khanjan Mehta, at Global Penn State's premier episode, Kenya, can be viewed online.