Interns will be assigned responsabilities depending on their personal abilities and the needs of the program at the moment.  Many volunteers are responsible for helping systematize manuals for grassroots educators for workshops with youth on various themes such as environment, analysis of Salvador reality, economic alternatives, gender, human rights, etc. Depending on the time of year, they are also often in charge of translating profiles for scholarship recipients in order to share data with donors.


Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the reality of youth in El Salvador and different challenges they face.
  • Learn about participatory methodology for workshop facilitation.
  • Strengthen Spanish and/or translation skills.

Some tasks the intern might perform include:

  • Help develop and facilitate workshops, with CIS grassroots organizing team, on diverse topics: environment, sexual and reproductive rights,
  •  women’s rights, human rights, organic gardening, mining, water filters, etc.
  • Systematization of formation workshops with youth carried out by CIS organizers.
  • Translate CIS scholarship and youth formation manual from Spanish to English
  • Translation of Scholarship Recipient Profiles
  • Help plan yearly scholarship retreat
  • Visit communities, take notes during meetings, write updates on how communities are doing.

Required Skills

  • Advanced Spanish written and/or oral skills
  • Facilitation and/or education skills
  • Writing, editing, layout, and/or graffic design


Contribute to El Salvador's social movement in their struggle for justice.
• Gain practical and theoretical
participatory methodology for workshop facilitation.
• Become aware of the structures that oppress the people of El Salvador.
• Be an integral link in the consciousness raising process.
• Be a part of the international solidarity movement.
• Engage in cultural and language exchange with Salvadorans.
• Make a concrete contribution to the development of El Salvador.


-Orientation is provided upon arrival
-Assistance in finding housing within a network of Salvadoran host families  (Monthly living expenses are estimated to be approximately US $600)

-Minimum time commitment includes 8 hours a day, 5 days a week

-Minimum must commit 3 months

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Dates for 2020 Sessions:

  • 2020 -Session 2: March 26th → June 4th 

  • 2020 -Session 3: June 18th → August 27th 

  • 2020 -Session 4: September 10th → November 19th

For more information, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. These dates include a 3-day pre-service orientation and training for all volunteers.