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  • Locations: Washington, D. C., United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
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Program Description:


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Sector of Work: Disaster Relief; Health; Women's Empowerment; World Hunger; Education; Economic Development; Water and Sanitation; Youth Empowerment; Climate Change; Advocacy 

Multiple: Headquarters in Atlanta, GA, USA Country Office
Country: projects in 87 countries (LA & Caribbean, Africa, Asia & Pacific, Middle East)

Mission: To serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources, and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. 

More than 60 years ago, twenty-two American charities, a mixture of civic, religious, cooperative and labor organizations got together to found CARE. Originally known as the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, the organization began to deliver millions of CARE packages across Europe.
During the next three decades, CARE shifted its focus to delivering assistance in the developing world, and started programs in the areas of education, natural resources management, nutrition, water and sanitation, and healthcare in Southern Africa, South Asia and South America. Broadening the geographic focus and expanding beyond the original food distribution programs, CARE started to assist people affected by major emergencies – from famine in Ethiopia to earthquake recovery in Haiti. 



Language Requirement: English is required, Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese proficiency is ideal

Possible Projects: Signature Programs (Access Africa, Mothers Matter, Power Within); Core Programs (Agriculture, Education, Economic Development, Emergency Response, Health, HIV/AIDS, Water and Sanitation); Advocacy and External Relations; Program Support (HR, IT, Procurement) and other program areas critical to CARE

Preferred Knowledge and Background: Global Health, Education, Economic Development, Water and Sanitation

Cost: Students are responsible for flights, housing, potential visa fees, and living expenses. No compensation is available. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Global Programs Office

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