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Gender Equity Intern in Nicaragua


Nicaragua: Ciudad Sandino, Jinotepe, Masaya

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months, 1-2 Years


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year


See FSD Website

Minimum Education

High School

Intern Types

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Business
  • Camp Counselor & Trip Leader
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing, Advertising, & PR
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Depends on Program Selected; See FSD Website

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:

Your contribution fee covers all program costs (excluding airfare) and is 100% tax deductible for U.S. residents. Included in the fee is: a one-week orientation; family homestay will all meals provided; language lessons (not available in Latin America); development trainings and workshops; group sessions; midterm retreat (9+ weeks only); final debriefing session; on-going in-country support from FSD site team and U.S. staff; USD 200 mini-grant; eligibility for additional project funding up to USD 500, medical evacuation and limited health insurance; and pick-up from the airport.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Aids
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Community Centers
  • Counseling
  • Disability Issues
  • Disaster Relief
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Legal Aide
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Microfinance
  • Organic Farming
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Reforestation
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Volunteer Management
  • Women
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

FSD supports participants who boldly wish to initiate the change they believe is necessary in the developing world. Interns are passionate about sharing their practical knowledge, heart-felt enthusiasm, and economic resources with communities abroad that suffer unnecessary hardship. They wish to gain hands-on, grassroots development experience because they believe change is most powerfully cultivated on a community level. The aim is to experientially learn how their work can empower the community toward applying sustainable development solutions, rather than increasing reliance on foreign aid. Participants choose FSD because the program structure enables them to design and implement their own sustainable projects in collaboration with their host organization and the FSD Site Team. They are able to test their ideas and theories in the most direct way possible, giving them the experience and knowledge they seek. The flexibility of the host organizations allows for participants at all stages and levels of experience in international development to participate, thus opening the programs to a diverse group of capable applicants.

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 3-10

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