On the Community Development team, Interns will help to execute the strategies and tactics utilized to achieve progress in the 5 goals of our Community Development Plan (Plan 7). Interns will be involved in all areas and activities of the team while working to build relationships with members of each community.
- Build meaningful connections with members in each community
- Support and participate in the planning, preparation and presentation of scheduled events and activities in each development area, in all 6 communities supported by the designated team
- Accompany Community Development Specialists on Integral House Visits that focus on surrounding each family with support and connecting them to potential Amigos projects
- Work side by side with the team to analyze and adjust programming as needed
- Assist in logistic preparations
Life In Nicaragua:
You will have the time of your life! Each Amigos intern will focus on two primary objectives: Cultural Integration and Connection. True life transformation happens when we can invest in both Amigos and local Nicaraguan communities. You’ll be embraced into the Amigos family at work, but we want to make sure that you’re flourishing outside of work as well. So, that’s exactly why your experience will be tailored to plug you directly into both the Amigos and Nicaraguan community life. The following opportunities are our invitation into these two big goals:
- Homestay Program:
Amigos provides housing for each intern through our Homestay program. Interns will be paired with other members of the Intern team and connected with a family where they will share a room and a bathroom. Each Homestay will provide the opportunity to integrate fully while sharing a living space, meals, excursions and language immersion.
- Language School:
Amigos partners with Casa Xalteva in Granada, Nicaragua where Interns will spend one week in small group language classes, guided excursions, and will be connected with Granada based Homestays.
Interns will be expected to:
- Cover the costs of airfare, $350 Language School Fee, and any additional spending money (some weekend meals and anything else you might want to buy when you’re in Nicaragua)
- Bilingual: English/Spanish Preferred
- Minimum of 2 years of college completed
- Leadership Experience
- Spiritual & emotional maturity
- Self-starter, creative thinker & team player
- Adaptability – must be able to work in a fluid environment
- Ability to connect with a variety of people utilizing strong relational skills
Volunteer (unpaid) / 12 weeks, 480-hour position