Gain a hands-on appreciation for issues of economic development, education, environmental issues, human rights, indigenous and migration issues, and public health through an intensive 8-credit internship
learn about Central American politics and culture through a provider with a long commitment to educating for social justice in the region
experience life in a tropical Central American country with tremendous ecological diversity considered a regional model of political and economic stability
internship opportunities in Nicaragua
Open to all majors, and may be of particular interest to students in:
Global Development Studies
Preparatory coursework recommended by Grinnell
Latin American studies. Preference given to students with demonstrated interest in community service.
This hands-on program offers a structured internship that helps to integrate theoretical concepts and real-world experience. Students will move from the classroom theory to actual practice in their internship placement, learning how communities are seeking to create lasting social change.
The Social Justice and Development Internship Program is divided into three blocks:
- Block I: 5 weeks - Spanish course and Latin American Perspectives on Justice and Sustainable Development Course
- Block II: 8 weeks - Structured Internship
- Block III: 1 week - Written work, oral presentations, final evaluations and reentry presentation/discussion