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Appropriate Technology Internship & Volunteer in Bolivia

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 7-12 Months

Term

Fall, Summer, Winter, May Term

Dates

Visit our web site for start dates.

Qualifications

Internship Requirements:
- 17+ years old
- Intermediate Spanish speaking and comprehension for Latin American locations
- 9 week minimum commitment

To be a Competitive Applicant:
- Working towards or having completed a Bachelors Degree
- Educational background in Finance, Business, Economics, International Development, or related field
- 9+ week commitment to working in host community
- Past work, volunteer, or field experience abroad
- Basic understanding of grassroots development and experience with cultural and economic diversity

Intern Types

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications
  • Development
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

USD 4995 - USD 8280+, varies by duration

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Living stipend
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

The program fee covers: airport pickup upon arrival; a one-week orientation; family homestay with all meals provided; language lessons; development trainings; midterm retreat (9+ weeks only); on-going in-country support from FSD site team and U.S. staff; Project Seed Grant; eligibility for additional project funding up to USD 800; medical evacuation and limited health insurance. Our program fees also contribute to the capacity-building of our partner organizations, and include a USD 300 seed grant for all interns’ work abroad.

Salary/Pay

Unpaid

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Driving
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Marketing
  • Organic Farming
  • Public Health
  • Tree Planting
  • Water Projects

Age Range

17+

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 months

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network