Undergraduates and Graduate Students

The Pulte Institute for Global Development offers undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame a number of global development courses focused on policy and practice, as well as unique and variable experiential learning opportunities across the globe. We seek to offer students professionally meaningful, career-oriented field placement opportunities as a way of enhancing their attractiveness to potential employers.

The Pulte Institute's vast portfolio of grant and contract-based projects with premier development organizations like the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP)—among 200 other partners—afford students a myriad of opportunities to “learn by doing” on the front lines of development work alongside seasoned faculty and researchers. Through working with the Pulte Institute, Notre Dame students can:

  • Learn how to develop and write winning proposals for large-scale grants and contracts from public entities like the U.S. government, or private foundations.
  • Learn how to scale-up successful development innovations to new geographies and development contexts through working on projects like the Pulte Institute’s Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) Project.
  • Learn how to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of development interventions and disseminate findings through policy papers or academic articles.

These are only a few of the ways the Institute aims to prepare Notre Dame students to jumpstart their careers in development work.

Student Assistants

The Institute frequently hires on-campus undergraduate and graduate student assistants at the beginning of the summer and fall semesters. If you are interested in being considered for a future opening, please contact Cassidy O'Block.