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Social Justice and Development Internship Program


Fall, Spring, Summer


Spring, Fall Semester


The application process entails: ICADS' online application, 2 letters of recommendation (at least one academic), and official transcript. At least one year of college Spanish or three years of high school Spanish are highly recommended to participate.

Internship placements are determined based on a number of factors, including student interests, previous experience, formal education, and level of Spanish competency. Internships with stricter requirements include those in the medical field and all placements in Nicaragua.

Intern Types

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Liberal Arts
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Political Science & Politics
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theater, Drama, & Dance
  • Women's Studies


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

See website for details.

Program Fees Include:

Airport pick-up, classes, books, internship placement and supervision, donation to internship organization, room and partial board (breakfast and dinner), laundry service, round-trip transportation from San Jose to internship site in Nicaragua, field trip expenses and a weeklong group trip to Nicaragua (excluding visa related fees) during Block I.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Transcript

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad