For over 20 years, WDI has been committed to supporting and enhancing the global emerging market experiences of graduate students at the University of Michigan. We have several options for students to engage with WDI and our work during their program of study at U-M.
Global Impact Internship Program – WDI organizes and sponsors graduate student summer internships through its Global Impact Internship Program. For details, click on the navigation at left.
Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAPs) – WDI organizes and sponsors many MAPs in conjunction with U-M’s Ross School of Business. For details, click on the navigation at left.
Global Impact Speaker Series – WDI hosts periodic events featuring thought leaders, practitioners, and innovators who work in emerging market economies. These speakers share their experiences, provoke thought, and stimulate discussion around the opportunities and challenges of international development. Students and faculty have the opportunity to meet the visiting speaker in a small group setting to further explore issues affecting market-based solutions in emerging markets. For details, click on the navigation at left.
Elective Course Offerings – Through our close affiliation with the Ross School of Business, WDI offers U-M students opportunities to learn more about using business strategies in poverty alleviation or innovative strategies in increasing access to healthcare in emerging markets. For details, click on the navigation at left.
WDI Part-time Research Assistant Job Opportunities – U-M students are encouraged to check our current job openings for opportunities to be hired as a part-time Research Assistant.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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- Video Interview: Solar Entrepreneur Talks About Bringing Light To India
Thursday, December 22, 2016
- Partnering To Bring Impact To Organizations and Students
Monday, November 21, 2016
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
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Monday, October 3, 2016
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
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- Watch WDI Talk On Need For New Ways To Measure Development Impact
Thursday, January 21, 2016
- WDI Refocuses Research Initiatives
Friday, January 15, 2016
- Weekend MBA Student Teams Advance Education Mission
Thursday, January 14, 2016
- Shanghai-Based Vice President Reflects on WDI Internship
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
- MBA Teams New Tool For Education Initiative
Thursday, December 10, 2015
- Watch WDI Speaker David Griswold Nov. 4 Talk
Thursday, November 5, 2015
- Is Coffee Best Served With Sustainability?
Friday, October 30, 2015
- WDI Summer Interns, MAP Teams To Discuss Projects At Expo
Thursday, October 1, 2015
- WDI Intern Looks Back At Time In Bangladesh
Monday, July 13, 2015
- 2015 WDI Interns Blog About Summer Abroad
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
- WDI Class of 2015 Summer Interns Head Overseas
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