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, health, education, and economic development in rural communities in need.

Amigos Internships:

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 and 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 2019 Positions: These positions have been filled.

Summer 2020 Positions: Applications will be available November 1, 2019 and due January 6, 2020. You can check out some of the possible intern positions below, but make sure you review the positions again when applications are live as there may be even more!

Spring/Fall Positions: If you are interesting in an internship, but the summer doesn’t work for you, please contact Mary Allhoff at mary@amigosforchrist.org.

 


 

12 week program:
  • 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.

     

    Our Community Development teams works for each community to become the owner, leader, and operator of each project through leadership development. In Water & Sanitation we work so that each family has clean water 24/7 in their home and that they have a Modern Bathroom and have eliminated old latrines. In Heath we strive for complete habit change to reduce the cases of intestinal parasites, respiratory disease, and chronic kidney disease by 10% yearly in each community. In Education we work to have all the students between the ages of 5-17 attend school 100% of the time. Our Economic Development initiatives propel families to reach our goal of making $15 a day in family income.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Build meaningful connections that empower community members to transform to lead, own and operate community projects
    • Support and participate in the planning, preparation and presentation of scheduled events and activities in each development area, in all 5 communities supported by the designated team
    • Accompany Community Development Advocates on Integral House Visits that focus on surrounding each family with support and connecting them to 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 Homestay Program allows Interns to experience culture up close and personally by living with a Nicaraguan family in the neighborhood where the Amigos complex is located. Each Homestay will provide the opportunity to integrate fully while sharing a living space, meals, excursions and language immersion.  From playing soccer in the streets with the neighbors to celebrating family traditions, interns will have an incredible cultural immersion experience.

    Commitment:

    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 15, 2019 and stay until August 10, 2019
    • Cover the costs of airfare
    • Any additional spending money (including individual travel expenses for time off)

    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

    Applications will be available November 1, 2019.

  • Youth Leadership Program Intern

    Purpose:

    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. Interns will build supportive relationships with students and assist in  programming of the academic, character, and spiritual development of program participants. The YLP Intern will also have the opportunity to work alongside our Sports Leadership Coordinator utilizing sports as a vehicle for leadership and character development.

     

    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 Homestay Program allows Interns to experience culture up close and personally by living with a Nicaraguan family in the neighborhood where the Amigos complex is located. Each Homestay will provide the opportunity to integrate fully while sharing a living space, meals, excursions and language immersion.  From playing soccer in the streets with the neighbors to celebrating family traditions, interns will have an incredible cultural immersion experience.

    Commitment:

    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 15, 2019 and stay until August 10, 2019
    • Cover the costs of airfare
    • Any additional spending money (including individual travel expenses for time off)

    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

    Applications will be available November 1, 2019.

  • Infrastructure Intern

    Purpose:

    Our Infrastructure Team is directly involved in every aspect of Amigos. From planning and organizing community water systems that unite mission groups and community members, to constructing modern bathrooms and clean air kitchens, the Infrastructure Intern will work alongside our Engineers, Architects and Masons to help facilitate life transformation.

    The Intern will help create meaningful experiences for group members to get to know the behind the scenes heroes of the Infrastructure team. Opportunities from helping to create schematics for water systems, designing schools and comedors,  to building dignified bathrooms for families with your own hands will ensure a meaningful experience for the Infrastructure Intern.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in logistics, designing, budgeting and planning for all infrastructure projects
    • Collaborate  with engineers on current and upcoming projects
    • Support coordination of movement of materials to work sites
    • Interact and develop meaningful relationships with community families when projects are implemented
    • Involve week long group members in Infrastructure projects when available

     

    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 Homestay Program allows Interns to experience culture up close and personally by living with a Nicaraguan family in the neighborhood where the Amigos complex is located. Each Homestay will provide the opportunity to integrate fully while sharing a living space, meals, excursions and language immersion.  From playing soccer in the streets with the neighbors to celebrating family traditions, interns will have an incredible cultural immersion experience.

    Commitment:

    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 15, 2019 and stay until August 10, 2019
    • Cover the costs of airfare
    • Any additional spending money (including individual travel expenses for time off)

    Requirements:

    • Intermediate / Conversational Spanish skills
    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed in related field (Engineering, architecture, technical career)
    • 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

    Applications will be available November 1, 2019.

  • Community Development Health Intern

    Purpose:

    The Community Development Health Intern will assist the Amigos traveling Health team and mobile laboratory in encouraging and teaching healthy habits using a variety of strategies. The Community Development Health team travels to all communities where Amigos serves, inviting every person to participate in health education, urine and feces sampling and testing, and treatment planning. They work alongside the Community Development Advocates to reach all communities and improve health for everyone.

    The Community Development Health Intern will assist the team in all of their functions. From planning interactive and informative trainings, visiting houses to discuss lab results, to preparing the materials to make the mobile lab mobile, interns will assist in all aspects of health promotion in the communities.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Build relationships with community members that earn trust to effectively transform habits.
    • Travel with the Community Development Health Team to all 18 communities teaching preventative health strategies in community assemblies and house visits
    • Assist in preparing the mobile laboratory with all necessary supplies
    • Prepare urine and fecal samples

    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 Homestay Program allows Interns to experience culture up close and personally by living with a Nicaraguan family in the neighborhood where the Amigos complex is located. Each Homestay will provide the opportunity to integrate fully while sharing a living space, meals, excursions and language immersion.  From playing soccer in the streets with the neighbors to celebrating family traditions, interns will have an incredible cultural immersion experience.

    Commitment:

    Interns will be expected to:

    • Arrive on May 15, 2019 and stay until August 10, 2019
    • Cover the costs of airfare
    • Any additional spending money (including individual travel expenses for time off)

    Requirements:

    • Bilingual: English / Spanish
    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed in a health related field
    • 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

    Applications will be available November 1, 2019.

6 week program:
  • 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:

    • As an extension of our Community Development Team, interns will work to connect group members to Amigos’ projects.
    • Organize and schedule special projects within communities each week
    • Support worksite logistics by planning and keeping inventory of necessary tools, water, and other needed supplies
    • Coordinate worksite setup and take-down
    • Be available to support volunteers and assist in chores at the Amigos property
    • Lead daily chores at the Amigos property and be available to support volunteers
    • Serve volunteers on the property to enhance their mission experience

    Commitment:

    • Session 1:  Arrive on May 15, 2019 and stay until June 29, 2019
    • 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
    PositionVolunteer / 6 weeks, 240-hour position

    Applications will be available November 1, 2019.


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