The Vietnam Program at the Kennedy School has been studying Vietnam’s development for over twenty years. Its flagship initiative is the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (the Fulbright School), a Ho Chi Minh City-based center for public policy research, teaching, and policy dialogue. The Fulbright School studies closely the challenges facing Vietnam, as the country strives to increase its participation in the global economy and lift more Vietnamese out of poverty. Ongoing research projects conducted jointly by Vietnamese and American scholars focus on land policy as it relates to rural development, urbanization, and related issues; higher education reform; industrial policy; infrastructure and the role of the state in development; the financial system; and a range of other macroeconomic issues. FETP's mid-career program, policy papers, and online publications provide policy makers and practitioners with an array of avenues to educate themselves, gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they confront, and acquire analytical tools to assess complex issues and articulate policies.
Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, the Director's Intern will participate in activities in support of the School's academic programs and research initiatives. A research project on a topic selected in consultation with the School will be a major component of the intern’s work. Interns must possess strong writing and research skills. Interns will not be assigned administrative duties, though they may occasionally be asked to assist with a general task. Please note that interns will work under sometimes demanding conditions, due both to the difficulties inherent with living in a developing country as well as to the fast pace of the School's activities.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam