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Internship Program in Peru

NC Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students and young professionals interested in development work in the Andes of Peru. NC has a theory of change

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eNCounter: Development & Non-Profit Management Program

Are you a postsecondary student or young professional looking for a lifetime opportunity? Join the eNCounter Summer Program of NC! It allows you to acquire hands-on learning...

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Nexos Comunitarios Reviews

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8 / 10

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    10

  • Program Administration

    8

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    10

  • Work Environment

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  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

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Internship on Sustainable Tourism

I appreciate this experience A LOT! As a student studying international sustainable tourism, this experience links me personally to the field! Sustainability would not be important to any of us if we feel distant to poverty, income distribution, environmental degradation, ...global issues. However, my experience with Nexos unveils lots of truths behind the conventional tourism, and most importantly enabling me to think deeper and more critical on global and local development issues. Besides, they will become great travel guide and partner with interns! Travelers, come and enjoy! :)

Program: eNCounter: Development & Non-Profit Management Program

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10 / 10

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    7

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Nexos Comunitarios internship

I really enjoyed my time working with Nexos. Mari and Gabi were really helpful in guiding me through the internship, and working in Cuncani was a blast. I got to meet a number of incredible people during my time with Nexos, and I wouldn't trade the experience for the world. If I could go back and work for them again, I definitely would!

Program: Internship Program in Peru

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10 / 10

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    10

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    10

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  • Social Life

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Great development internship!

I had an amazing summer working with NC in Urubamba. My experience was filled with enriching intercultural exchanges and critical thinking about development. The chance to learn from a local NGO and see their work firsthand was invaluable. The Nexos team is filled with smart, energetic, passionate individuals who have a lot to give and I am so happy I was able to be a part of it!

Program: Internship Program in Peru

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

More than work experience

This internship experience with Nexos Comunitarios is an opportunity to gain valuable experience working in an NGO and applying classroom knowledge to a real organization. During my placement, we used the skills were had learned in university to conduct research in Peru, both through professional interviews with other NGOs and through administering surveys in a rural Andean community. It also offered a chance to use the results of this research to formulate recommendations and programs to help those in need. Beyond these professional learning experiences, it also offered opportunities to grow as an individual. Living in Urubamba and traveling in the region taught me important skills regarding traveling safely, adapting to new environments, and finding my way in a different country. I left Peru more confident professionally and individually and prepared to face whatever life throws at me.

Program: Internship Program in Peru

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing organization, amazing country, amazing experience

I interned with Nexos Comunitarios as a human rights policy intern for six weeks in the summer of 2015. This was my first foray into international development and was an experience which was equally challenging as it was valuable.

As an individual, the work I did changed on a daily basis. The internship started with discussions of culture and learning more about the history of Peru's human rights situation. By the end of the six weeks, I had conducted interviews with government and non-government stakeholders in both English and Spanish, improved my Spanish with lessons from a Peruvian tutor, become obsessed with maracuya (passion fruit), visited numerous Incan ruins, learned how to salsa-dance (sort of), and ultimately worked in a team to compile a final report outlining recommendations for Nexos Comunitarios in moving forward with one of their projects.

Nexos Comunitarios is a small, local NGO. The team is tight-knit and there is an amazing feel of community. For students, this is a truly unique opportunity to work in the non-profit sector while learning a new language and culture, while not contributing to the irresponsible voluntourism industry, and getting hands-on experience doing field work and research while being supported by a professional and compassionate team.

Thank you Nexos, for all you have taught me and for the incredible experience with which you have provided me!

Program: Internship Program in Peru

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