Summer and Year-round Internships
ViviendasLeón offers internships for high school, college, graduate students as well as professionals in both León, Nicaragua during the summer, and in San Francisco throughout the year.
Summer internships in León range from 2-8 weeks from June to August every year. Internships in the San Francisco office range from 8-16 weeks throughout the year.
Internship positions include:
Grant research and writing
Marketing and outreach
Social media and photography
Environmental education and agroforestry
Water resource and project site mapping
Youth and sports development
Computer education and training
Interns begin their time with a week-long orientation to learn about the organization, the communities we work with, and the work they will be contributing.
Summer interns stay with host families in León, where they are welcomed into a new and wonderful culture. Several hours are allotted to interns for in-office work as well as several hours a week for fieldwork in Goyena, a rural town that neighbors León. Every week interns participate in a mini-course on International Development giving students a big picture background on the work of nonprofits in the developing world. After work hours, interns are free to explore the beautiful city of León. In addition, weekends are free for interns to experience Nicaragua’s breathtaking country. Spanish classes are also available for students who wish to improve their language skills.
San Francisco interns work closely with the ViviendasLeon executive team on various projects related to organizational growth and outreach. VL is very flexible with student schedules and provides on-going mentoring and guidance.
How to apply
Begin by downloading the Internship Guide packet, and follow instructions. Send your resume and cover letter explaining why you want to intern for ViviendasLeon, what dates and duration you are interested in interning, and your top two intern position choices. If you are seeking financial assistance for your summer internship in Leon please include a one page funding request stating why you need funding, how much you are requesting, and what makes you an exceptional candidate for a scholarship.