Amigos Internships

Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.
My Father will honor the one who serves me.
-John 12:26

At Amigos for Christ we are better together. We’re better juntos. Working together, we have narrowed down our specific calling to being a model cross-cultural development organization. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with Nicaraguan neighbors to facilitate community leadership, clean water, healthcare, education, and economic opportunity in rural communities in need.

Our Amigos Internships support and enrich all that we do to be a model cross-cultural development organization. Working alongside our full-time team members, Amigos Interns gain professional experience, an opportunity to do impactful work and grow in a cross-cultural setting. Together we will spark transformational growth in people, families, and communities.

Summer 2018 Positions:

Applications Due: January 8, 2018

  • Partnerships Intern

    Purpose:
    On the Partnerships Team, Interns will build meaningful relationships with group members and community members that lead to transformational connections. Interns, under the leadership of the project coordinator, will help to facilitate the week long mission trip experience both at the Amigos property and while supporting our projects in the communities.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Create innovative strategies to facilitate continual cross-cultural connections between group members and community members.
    • Utilize our Community Development Plan (Plan 7) to connect group members to Amigos’ projects.
    • Organize and schedule special projects within communities each week.
    • Plan and keep inventory of necessary tools, water, and worksite supplies.
    • Coordinate worksite setup and take-down.
    • Be available to support volunteers and assist in chores at the Amigos property.

     

    Life In Nicaragua:
    Interns will focus on two primary objectives: Cultural Integration and Connections. Interns will be ready and willing to seek opportunities to invest in both Amigos and local Nicaraguan communities. The following opportunities focus on these objectives:

    • 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.

     

    Commitment:
    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 17, 2018 and stay until August 18, 2018.
    • Cover the costs of airfare, $350 Language School Fee, & any additional spending money

     

    Requirements:

    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed
    • Spiritual & emotional maturity
    • Leadership Experience
    • 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

     

    Location: Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position: Volunteer / 12 weeks, 480-hour position

    APPLY HERE

  • Group Health Intern

    Purpose:
    As members of the Partnerships Team, Group Health Interns will build meaningful relationships with volunteers and community members while caring for the physical needs and health of the volunteers. Group Health Interns, under the leadership of the nursing staff, will serve both at the Amigos property and support our projects in the communities.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Accompany the nursing staff as they attend to physical needs to group members
    • Support the nursing staff with other Partnerships Team responsibilities
    • Create innovative strategies to facilitate continual cross-cultural connection between group members and community members
    • Assist the nursing staff in preparing medical supplies for the worksite
    • Maintain stock of the Group Health Pharmacy and ensure that basic supplies are available to group members
    • Utilize our Community Development Plan (Plan 7) to connect group members to Amigos’ projects
    • Be available to support group members and assist in chores at the Amigos property

     

    Life In Nicaragua:
    Interns will focus on two primary objectives: Cultural Integration and Connections. Interns will be ready and willing to seek opportunities to invest in both Amigos and local Nicaraguan communities. The following opportunities focus on these objectives:

    • 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.

     

    Commitment:
    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 17, 2018 and stay until August 18, 2018.
    • Cover the costs of airfare, $350 Language School Fee, & any additional spending money.

     

    Requirements:

    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed
    • Pursuing a degree in the medical field (nursing or medical school)
    • Spiritual & emotional maturity
    • Leadership Experience
    • 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

     

    Location: Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position: Volunteer / 12 weeks, 480-hour position

  • Communications & Marketing Photographer Intern

    Purpose:
    On the Communications & Marketing Team, Interns will utilize multiple media outlets to highlight bright spots and stories of success. Interns will capture the progress of our project areas, always seeking to make Christ more visible by celebrating and sharing the success of the intercultural Amigos family.

     

    Responsibilities:

    Photographer

    • Discover stories of impact to share with the Amigos family by connecting with staff and community members.
    • Capture and edit the following photos: stock photos, community members, and group members.
    • Capture photos according to the Communications & Marketing Media needs for Newsletters, Quarterly Highlights & Social Media

    **Please include works from your portfolio that would best exemplify your best work in photography.

     

    Life In Nicaragua:

    Interns will focus on two primary objectives: Cultural Integration and Connections. Interns will be ready and willing to seek opportunities to invest in both the Amigos and the local Nicaraguan communities. The following opportunities focus on these objectives:

    • 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.

     

    Commitment:
    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 17, 2018 and stay until August 18, 2018.
    • Cover the costs of airfare, $350 Language School Fee & any additional spending money.

     

    Requirements:

    • Bilingual: English / Spanish
    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed
    • Spiritual & emotional maturity
    • Leadership Experience
    • 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

     

    Location: Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position: Volunteer / 12 weeks, 480-hour position

    APPLY HERE

  • Communications & Marketing Bilingual Storyteller Intern

    Purpose:
    On the Communications & Marketing Team, Interns will utilize multiple media outlets to highlight bright spots and stories of success. Interns will capture the progress of our project areas, always seeking to make Christ more visible by celebrating and sharing the success of the intercultural Amigos family.

     

    Responsibilities:

    Bilingual Storyteller

    • Discover stories of impact to share with the Amigos family by connecting with staff and community members.
    • Collaborate with full-time staff to interview, collect, and creatively document stories highlighting outcomes of the five project areas: Leadership, Economic Development, Health, Education, and Water & Sanitation

    **Please include a sample essay that would best exemplify your best work of creative writing in English and Spanish.

     

    Life In Nicaragua:

    Interns will focus on two primary objectives: Cultural Integration and Connections. Interns will be ready and willing to seek opportunities to invest in both the Amigos and the local Nicaraguan communities. The following opportunities focus on these objectives:

    • 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.

     

    Commitment:
    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 17, 2018 and stay until August 18, 2018.
    • Cover the costs of airfare, $350 Language School Fee & any additional spending money.

     

    Requirements:

    • Bilingual: English / Spanish
    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed
    • Spiritual & emotional maturity
    • Leadership Experience
    • 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

     

    Location: Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position: Volunteer / 12 weeks, 480-hour position

    APPLY HERE

  • Community Development Intern

    Purpose:
    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.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Build meaningful connections with members of 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:
    Interns will focus on two primary objectives: Cultural Integration and Connections. Interns will be ready and willing to seek opportunities to invest in both the Amigos and the local Nicaraguan communities. The following opportunities focus on these objectives:

    • 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.

     

    Commitment:
    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 17, 2018 and stay until August 18, 2018.
    • Cover the costs of airfare, $350 Language School Fee & any additional spending money.

     

    Requirements:

    • Bilingual: English / Spanish
    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed
    • Spiritual & emotional maturity
    • Leadership Experience
    • 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

     

    Location: Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position: Volunteer / 480-hour position

    APPLY HERE

  • Youth Leadership Program Intern

    Purpose:
    On the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) team, Interns will build supportive relationships with students and assist in programming of the academic, character, and spiritual development of Amigos’ next generation.

     

    The YLP Team and interns develop the next generation of Amigos and future leaders by providing and monitoring scholarships to quality local high school and universities, fostering spiritual and character development, and creating real-word professional development opportunities.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Build safe and healthy relationships with students in the leadership program
    • Assist in planning and execution of large and small group student meetings and social activities
    • Support and participate in YLP summer retreat planning and preparation
    • Accompany the YLP team on student house visits
    • Travel to local high schools to visit students

     

    Life In Nicaragua:
    Interns will focus on two primary objectives: Cultural Integration and Connections. Interns will be ready and willing to seek opportunities to invest in both the Amigos and the local Nicaraguan communities. The following opportunities focus on these objectives:

    • 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.

     

    Commitment:
    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 17, 2018 and stay until August 18, 2018.
    • Cover the costs of airfare, $350 Language School Fee & any additional spending money.

     

    Requirements:

    • Intermediate / Conversational Spanish skills
    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed
    • Experience working with adolescents and young adults
    • Spiritual & emotional maturity
    • Leadership Experience
    • 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

     

    Location: Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position: Volunteer / 480-hour position

    APPLY HERE

  • 6-Week Partnerships Intern

    Purpose:
    On the Partnerships Team, Short Term Interns will build meaningful relationships with group members and community members that lead to transformational connections. Short-Term Interns will help to facilitate the week long mission trip experience both at the Amigos property and while supporting our projects in the communities.

     

    The Intern team will support the Partnerships team in connecting with and welcoming week-long volunteers each week. All interns are critical members of the team in assuring that volunteers have meaningful experiences.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Serve volunteers on the property to enhance their mission experience
    • Lead daily chores at the Amigos property and be available to support volunteers
    • Connect with volunteers on the worksite to provide a personal experience with Amigos
    • Utilize our Community Development Plan (Plan 7) to connect volunteers to Amigos’ projects.
    • Support worksite logistics
    • Assist in worksite setup and take-down

     

    Commitment:

    • Session 1: Arrive on May 17, 2018 and stay until June 30, 2018
    • Session 2: Arrive on July 7, 2018 and stay until August 18, 2018
    • Cost: $600 + airfare

     

    Requirements:

    • 18+ years old
    • Spiritual & emotional maturity
    • Leadership Experience
    • 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

     

    Location: Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position: Volunteer / 6 weeks, 240-hour position

    APPLY HERE


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