Pack your bags and join us for this alternative international internship experience!
Dates to be confirmed!
Looking for an alternative to the traditional internship experience? If you want 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, rocket stoves, organic farming and more while learning about community development.
- Improve you Spanish by taking daily Spanish classes.
- Be fully immersed in Nicaraguan life, culture and language.
- Live in a remote and beautiful location in the mountains of Northern Nicaragua and have the opportunity to visit some of the attractions such as Somoto Canyon, Laguna de Apoyo and Masaya Volcano.
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. When staying in hotel accommodation (Managua and Granada) you will be sharing a room with other interns.
The internship fee is US$2325 per person. The fee covers covers all accommodation, food (except where stated), purified water, in-country support, project activities, Spanish classes, return transport from Managua to our site and airport transfers during your 23 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. You can find a day by day schedule of the activities you will be participating in here.
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.
For the internship you will need to fly in to Managua no later than the start date and will be able to fly out the day after the finish date.
To apply please fill out the application form below after checking out our requirements.