COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Community development efforts can be domestic or international, rural or urban, and their focus is broader than economic. Small towns and large metropolitan cities in the United States and in countries around the globe have needs that can best be solved by understanding how communities work. Sites such as Extravos.net, Idealist.org, and Developmentaid.org list hundreds of careers in community development. Following are a few:

Internship Opportunities

Majors will be required to complete an internship with an organization involved in the type of community development they are most interested in. Options include organizations such as: 

“Students who participate in international community development trips often find it a life-changing experience. They experience other cultures and communities and gain insight into their own culture. It allows them to see that the kingdom of God is bigger than their own community and often leaves them frustrated. The community development program will help address these frustrations,” says Dr. Ronald Vos, professor of agriculture.