Amigos Internships

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. -1 Peter 4:10

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 our Nicaraguan neighbors to facilitate community leadership, clean water, health, 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 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 2021

Your Dream Internship Awaits You

May 22 – August 14, 2021

We’re ready to change the world with you. Interning with Amigos in Nicaragua gives you the opportunity to do impactful work while also gaining awesome professional experience. We believe work should be a place where you can invest all of who you are to meet the world’s greatest needs at hand. Working alongside our full-time team members, you will support and enrich all that we do to be a model cross-cultural development organization. From Community Development to Partnerships, to Infrastructure to Education and everything in between there’s a place for you at Amigos. Join us!

Applications available NOW
Applications are due January 4, 2021

BE PART OF OUR TEAM

Our 12 week positions include:

  • 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 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.

    Commitment:
    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)

    Requirements:

    • Bilingual: English/Spanish
    • 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

    Location:
    Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position:
    Volunteer (unpaid) / 12 weeks, 480-hour position

  • 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:
    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.

    Commitment:
    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)

    Requirements:

    • Bilingual: English/Spanish
    • 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

    Location:
    Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position:
    Volunteer (unpaid) / 12 weeks, 480-hour position

  • Agricultural Development Intern

    Purpose:
    Our agricultural development interns will help execute the farming strategies and tactics utilized to increase the daily income of families living in rural Nicaragua. Interns will be involved with all our farm development initiatives on both the Amigos for Christ farms and community farms.   

    Responsibilities: 

    • Build meaningful relationships with members of the farm development initiatives and projects
    • Support in planning, preparation, and execution of farming projects
    • Accompany farm team members to visit and evaluate both Amigos and community farms
    • Assist with all farm activities: planting, pruning, harvesting, irrigation systems, plant nursery, compost production, care and feeding of pigs

    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.

    Commitment:
    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)

    Requirements:

    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed
    • Leadership Experience
    • Spiritual & emotional maturitySelf-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 (unpaid) / 12 weeks, 480-hour position


  • 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:

    • 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

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

    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.

    Commitment:
    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)

    Requirements:

    • Bilingual: English/Spanish
    • 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

    Location:
    Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position:
    Volunteer (unpaid) / 12 weeks, 480-hour position

  • 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:

    • 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:
    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.

    Commitment:
    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)

    Requirements:

    • 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

    Location:
    Chinandega, Nicaragua

    Position:
    Volunteer (unpaid) / 12 weeks, 480-hour position

  • Amigos Academy Education Intern

    Purpose: 

    On the “Amigos Academy” Education Team, Interns will assist teachers in all aspects of the classroom to support both the teacher and students.  Interns will be expected to model the care and generosity teachers and educators have for each of their students, and interns will receive an immersive experience in a classroom with the ability to positively impact the lives of many. The Amigos Academy is a private preschool and primary school focusing on elite education in core classes and extracurricular activities. 

     

    Responsibilities: 

    • Build relationships within the Amigos Academy and in La Chuscada
    • Teach in small groups and pull-out groups for remedial and advanced students 
    • Prepare class materials for all core classes and extracurricular activities.
    • Assist Amigos academy teachers in grading 
    • English as a Foreign Language learner support 
    • Prepare outdoor activities for Amigos Academy students 
    • Accompany Amigos Academy students on field trips 

     

    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.

    Commitment:

    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)

     

    Requirements:

    • Bilingual: English / Spanish 
    • Minimum of 2 years of college completed
    • Enrollment in an educational program 
    • Experience within a classroom 
    • Willingness to learn new teaching strategies
    • Creativity in supporting the needs of both the head teachers and students
    • Spiritual & emotional maturity  
    • Leadership Experience 
    • 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 Now


Spring/Fall 2021

Your Dream Internship Awaits You

Flexible Dates

We know that not everyone has their entire summer free, but we still want to give you the opportunity to do impactful work and gain awesome professional experience. We’re waiting for you!

BE PART OF OUR TEAM

If you are interested in a spring or fall internship:


  1. Check out the Summer positions above and get an idea for what you want to do.
  2. Contact Danny Duggan at danny@amigosforchrist.org.