Pack your bags and join us for this alternative international internship experience!
Looking for an alternative to the traditional internship experience? If you are looking to do something meaningful with your summer and are interested in learning more about renewable energies and appropriate technologies in a development context, this is the program for you!
Our internship grants you the opportunity to:
- Learn from local Nicaraguan experts about renewable energy and appropriate technology.
- Work with PV systems, solar ovens, rocket stoves, organic farming and more while learning about community development.
- Be fully immersed in Nicaraguan life, culture and Spanish language.
- Live in a remote and beautiful location in the mountains of Northern Nicaragua and have the opportunity to visit some of the nearby attractions such as Somoto Canyon.
While on site you will stay with host families where you will have breakfast and dinner. Lunch will be provided at our clean energy restaurant. At your host family, you will have your own bedroom and shared basic washing facilities (usually bucket showers and latrines). Our families are well experienced at hosting international interns, and many interns find that it is the most influential component of their experience. By immersing yourself in the culture and language, you will have the chance to see first-hand how local people live, while also giving you the opportunity to make a lasting impact with those you both work and live with. There is no internet service available on site. However you can easily get online in the nearby town, a short bus ride away, or can purchase a local simcard and connect via data packages.
The internship fee is US$1775 per person and covers all lodging, meals, transportation (except airport pick-up and drop-off), activities, taxes, and fees during your 19-day stay in Nicaragua, and contributes to project costs. Airfare is not included. Participants can fundraise for the trip from their personal networks or pay out of pocket.
Upon completing our internship, you will be awarded a certificate and a letter of recommendation which will help you take the next step in your career. Past interns have gone on to work at the International Renewable Energy Agency, UN Capital Development Fund, Standard Solar (one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States), set up their own business in environmental education and international education tours among other things.
To apply please fill out the application form below after checking out our requirements.