The Catholic University of America

International Program Associates


International Program Associates (IPA):

IPA provides an unique opportunity to gain professional international social work experience by spending 10 weeks during the summer working for an international NGO in the Philippines or Nicaragua.   

  • Immerse yourself in another culture
  • Apply the social work knowledge you learned in the classroom
  • Practice a variety of skills including grant writing, program evaluation, strategic planning, needs assessment, operational planning, and capacity building projects.

NGO Partners:

NCSSS has partnerships with the following international NGOs which provide placement opportunities for IPA participants:

Community and Family Services International in Manila

The John Paul II Technical Institute in Nicaragua. Basic Spanish languare skills required.