University student interns at our Central America offices work with our staff and rural community members to gain first-hand experience in non-profit operations, project research, development, implementation, and assessment.
Internship positions include:
Live and work side-by-side with community members in León, Nicaragua or Panajachel, Guatemala.
Participate directly in our ongoing rural development programs, such as building construction, reforestation, food security, youth arts, and sports.
Interns are mentored by our experienced staff members with the support of local experts that strengthen their skills, facilitate introspective reflection, build community and manage safety and risk.
Spend the first part of the day working with our staff in the office, developing a plan of action in their chosen project area, which is followed by fieldwork in the rural communities working side by side with community members.
After the workday is done and on the weekends, interns are free to experience the cultural beauty of León, Nicaragua or Panajachel, Guatemala.
In an effort to create long-term solutions, ViviendasLeón is proposing a project that includes composting toilets at a rural school. The design addresses the challenges of unreliable water for flushing toilets and collects rainwater for important hygiene uses.Continue reading >