CHOICE Humanitarian is about people. With support from our donors and partners, we connect motivated villages to resources and tools that allow villagers to change their lives. By building skills, capacities and leadership of the villagers, entire communities can break the cycle of poverty. Communities continue to move forward by defining objectives and leveraging connections.
CHOICE Humanitarian has partnered with the social enterprise of Sinergia Innovation and Negotiation of Piura, Peru to help connect small-scale farmers to international markets. We are searching for 3 non-paid interns to work in Peru to assist Sinergia, CHOICE Humanitarian – Peru, as well as the banana growers cooperative, CEPIBO. The interns would help to facilitate the relationship and advance business ventures by working on joint projects with each of the entities.
CHOICE Humanitarian is looking for interns with education in Finances and Accounting, Logistics, or Marketing.
Finances and Accounting interns would work in Piura on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday helping organize the finances of CHOICE Humanitarian and Sinergia Innovation and then spend Tuesday and Thursday working to develop and organize a financial plan with CEPIBO in Sullana.
Logistics interns would work in Piura on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday helping develop logistical plans for CHOICE Humanitarian and Sinergia Innovation and then spend Tuesday and Thursday working to develop a plan for managing logistics with CEPIBO in Sullana.
Marketing interns would work in Piura with CHOICE Humanitarian and Singergia Innovation to perform and analyze market research as well as create and implement a marketing plan.
Intermediate written and spoken Spanish is required
Housing will be provided by Sinergia Innovation for all interns. Students will create a direct connection with the agricultural sector in Peru, increase their Spanish language skill, and be given the opportunity to structure and conduct an academic research project.
- Academic Fee - $300
- Living Expenses
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 email Global Internship Manager Jean Oh to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.