Collegiate and Professional Nicaraguan Internship

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Sun Jul 23, 2017 - Sat Aug 05, 2017


Semaforo Union Fenosa90 varas arribaLeon, Leon NI


Viviendasleon (VL) is an international development and education travel non-profit based in San Francisco, CA with local partners in Leon, Nicaragua. VL’s mission is to support human and economic development in the rural communities of León, Nicaragua and engage U.S. students in global citizenship. Our community projects and programs range from agroforestry to small business creation, to computer training, and youth development.

The summer internship in Leon, Nicaragua is designed to give academic and professional practical training to students in the United States that are interested in gaining field experience in Central America. Each intern will have a detailed description of their duties and objectives and will report weekly to the program lead staff. Interns will be accommodated in home stays in pairs and have orientation included in the first week of their internship in the Leon office. U.S. interns will be paired up with Nicaraguan interns in Leon to work together on specific projects.

Positions include: 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 home stay 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, 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. Viviendasleon has a limited number of scholarships available to selected interns.

Duration: 2 weeks starting from July 23rd-August 5th, 2017. 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 Viviendasleon to Limited scholarships available.


  • Research
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Sports Coaching
  • Environmental Education
  • Dance
  • Graphic Design / Print

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training

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