Volunteer Nicaragua
Internships - Spanish - Experiential Learning Programs in Nicaraguahttp://www.nicaraguainternships.com
Internship Applications
Application Instructions:HOME

1) Copy & paste ENTIRE UNEDITED TEXT of this form into a Word Document.
2) Double-click on the blank lines to complete each question
3) E-mail your application to apply@nicaraguainternships.org
4) Print and sign a copy
5) Once we have received and reviewed your application, we will send you
a confirmation letter and invoice for your $200 non-refundable deposit.
6 ) After receiving your deposit and reviewing your application, we will send you
acceptance and placement notification alongwith important internship and country information.
7) Mail a signed copy of your application, along with your resume and 2 letters of recommendation to:
Viva Nicaragua!
PO Box # 210
Granada, Nicaragua
Central America

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» INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name: ______________________________________

Sex: Male/Female __________________________

Birthdate: _____ / _____ / _____

Passport No: _____________________________________

Expiration Date: ___________________________________

Street Address: _________________________________________________________

City: ________________________ State: _________ ZIP: _______________

Country: ________________________

Home Phone: ___________________ Cell Phone: _____________________

E-mail Address: ____________________________________________________________________

Current College or University (if applicable): ______________________________________

Major: _______________________________________________________

Current Employer and Occupation (if applicable) _________________________________

Internship start date: ____________________________

End date: _____________________________________

Total number of weeks: __________________________

Emergency contact (name & telephone):
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LANGUAGE

1) How many years of formal Spanish language training have you had? ________

Where and when? _______________________

2) Have you ever studied/traveled/lived in a Spanish speaking country? ______

Where and when? _______________________

3) Other languages spoken
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4) What is your current language level?

None ( ) Beginner ( ) Intermediate ( ) Advanced ( ) Fluent ( )

5)How comfortable are you with your Spanish skills?

Not comfortable _________ Somewhat comfortable ________ Very comfortable _______

Spanish is necessary for some internship placements.  Are you interested in the INTERNSHIP + SPANISH PROGRAM (FOUR WEEKS OF SPANISH WHILE YOU INTERN)?

Yes, I would like to study Spanish while I intern: ____________________

No, I want to enroll in the INTERNSHIP ONLY PROGRAM: ____________________

 

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

Your answers to the following questions will help us to begin the placement process. Please provide
us with as much relevant information as possible. Final placement and project design will be conducted
upon arrival based upon interviews with Viva Nicaragua! and host organization personnel.

Please state your reasons for wanting to participate in this program.
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What skills/past experience will you bring to your internship?
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What field(s) would you prefer to work in? (Select no more than two)

Art _________

Gender ________

Health ________

Health education ________

Reproductive health ________

Adolescents ________

Disabled children ________

Disabled adults ________

Elderly ________

Agriculture ________

Cooperatives ________

Economics ________

Marketing ________

Tourism/Ecotourism ________

Street children ________

Orphans ________

Photography ________

Cinematography ________

Vocational training ________

Literacy campaigns ________

English ________

Sports ________

Children ________

Research ________

Domestic violence ________

Human rights ________

Politics ________

Micro-lending ________

Dance ________

Web design ________

Labor issues ________

Theater ________

Other (please specify) ________

 

Why are you interested in working in this/these field(s)?
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Why do you feel you are qualified to work in this/these field(s)? (Remember, motivation and interest are qualifications)

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Do you have any previous experience in this/these field(s) (professional, academic, or other internship. Please provide more detailed information in your resume )

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Describe the type of work you imagine doing in Nicaragua in this/these field(s).
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HOUSING

family stays:
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Please list any allergies and/or dietary restrictions (be specific):
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Special requests:
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AIRPORT PICK-UP:

Arrival Date: ________ Arrival Time (AM or PM?): _________

Airline: _________ Flight #: __________

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Application and Payment Process

Upon receipt of your signed application and non-refundable deposit, we will send
a confirmation letter along with important country and program information.

Upon careful review of your application, we will notify you if you have been placed.
You are not officially accepted into the program until you receive a placement confirmation letter.
This process usually takes one week to ten days.

Complete payment is due in cash is due upon arrival.

There will be no refunds after the program has begun. In the event of a personal emergency,
we will review the situation and may issue a partial refund.

Intern Responsibilities and Expectations

• Interns who do not display appropriate behavior, fail to comply with the rules of the host organization,
or that do not fulfill the contracted work responsibilities will be dismissed without reimbursement of program fees.
The return travel is at the expense of the participant or his/her family.
• Participants agree to work the full amount of time for which they have registered. No changes to program
are permitted once the program has begun.
• Time off for travel during the contracted internship period is not permitted.

I have read and I agree to all the above TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Signature: __________________________________

Date: _______________________________________

 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY

All interns are required to be insured. Additional international travel insurance can be purchased. It is recommended that
interns purchase international traveler’s insurance and/or and international student id card.

Viva Nicaragua! is not responsible for any medical bills accrued during the Internship Program.

There are inherent risks to participating in this program which include but are not limited to accident, illness, or natural disasters.
By signing below you assume allpossible risks and agree to waive Viva Nicaragua! from all liability.

Signature: ____________________________________

Date: ________________________________________

How did you hear about Viva Nicaragua! ? _____________________________________________

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