Welcome to GHD

The Global Human Development Program prepares the next generation of development professionals to become leaders in their field and make a difference in our global community.

A Day in the Life of a GHD Student

From classes to studying in the lounge with peers to working one-on-one with faculty members, learn more about what it’s like to be a student at Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program!

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An Education to Transform the World

We’re a practitioner-based program, designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to tackle today’s global issues. Students learn quantitative skills, gain a broad base of knowledge on international development, and specialize in a development topic they are passionate about. The summer internship, DC internship, and Capstone Project provide real-word experiences in preparation for a career in development.

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DC: Where Global Development Begins

Washington is the heart of global development. U.S. agencies, non-profits, multi-lateral and bi-lateral organizations, and NGOs are headquartered right here in DC. There are countless opportunities as a GHD student, from conversations with heads of state, diplomats, and development leaders hosted at Georgetown to interning at some of the top development organizations to consulting for a government, donor agency, NGO, business, foundation, or organization through the Capstone Project.

GHD News

Throughout my summer experience I drew extensively on the knowledge and skills I developed during my first year at GHD. I utilized statistical software to analyze microdata and visualize trends…

It’s no wonder Malawi is frequently referred to as the “Warm Heart of Africa”—in my experience, it has never been so easy to find a friend in a complete stranger.