Collegiate and Professional Nicaraguan Internship

Cause Areas


Sun Jul 22, 2018 - Sat Aug 04, 2018


Semaforo Union Fenosa90 varas arribaLeon, Leon NI


ViviendasLeón (VL) is a non-profit development organization whose mission is to eliminate rural poverty by building self-sufficient communities. Our community projects and programs range from agroforestry to small business creation, to computer training, and youth development.

The internship program is designed to give academic and professional practical training to students that are interested in gaining field experience in Central America and International Development. Each intern will have a detailed description of their duties and objectives which is supplemented by the development of an Internship Work Plan. The intern will report weekly to the program lead staff that they have been assigned to work with during their time in Nicaragua. Interns will be accommodated in homestays in pairs and have orientation included in the first week of their internship in the Leon office. Interns must be College/Graduate students or professionals to apply for this internship. We have a separate internship program for High School students that runs for two weeks in early July. U.S. interns will collaborate with local Nicaraguans to help identify solutions to development while working side by side with their peers and community members.

Positions include: Public Health Intern; Grant Writing & Research Intern; Marketing, Outreach, and Public Relations Intern; Social Media and Photography intern; Agroforestry and Environmental Awareness Intern; Education Intern; Youth and Sports Intern; Music, Art, Dance Intern; Computer Training intern; Graduate Student Thesis Intern.

Cost: $900 per week includes homestay lodging, in-country transportation/airport transportation, breakfast, and dinner, local cell phones, on-site coordinator available 24/7, Spanish language classes, cultural tours, dance and crafting lessons, seed grants for community projects, a stipend for materials/supplies, and training lectures/activities. This cost excludes international airfare, which typically comes out to $700 round trip, passport and/or visa fees, weekend travel expenses, and any accrued medical expenses.

Duration: 2 weeks starting from July 22 -August 4, 2018. Intern orientation in Leon, Nicaragua begins July 23rd, 2017. (If you cannot make this orientation date please make a note of this on your application and include your expected start date).

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter explaining why you want to intern for ViviendasLeón to our Global Education Program Director, Martin Juarez,


  • Research
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Sports Coaching
  • Environmental Education
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum 2 weeks, with possibilities for extension
  • Intermediate Spanish

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