Founded in 2004, A Breeze of Hope Foundation exists to provide free legal, social, and psychological services to victims of sexual violence. The foundation also works to eradicate sexual violence through trans disciplinary prevention strategies, and to foster a society that encourages healthy and comprehensive childhood development.
Interns will potentially be working in one of two locations. First, in Cochabamba at a day center for child survivors of sexual violence. The office building there provides a safe space for children's activities and is near parks and the regional courthouse. The second location is in Chilimarca, a marginalized neighborhood on the outskirts of Cochabamba. The foundation runs an early childhood development program there that serves over 250 impoverished children from the community as well as refuge homes for children, adolescents and supportive caretakers/parents that are feeling sexual violence.
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Spanish Fluency Required.
Interns will live in accommodations provided by Breeze of Hope.
- Academic Fee - $300
International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.
Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:
- Fall Semester: September-December
- Spring Semester: January-April
- Summer Semester: May-August
Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.
Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.
Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then Global Internship Manager Jean Oh will contact you to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.