HELP International seeks innovative social entrepreneurs to join a team of young adults to fight poverty through sustainable development projects. Interns will conduct a needs assessment in the community and then work with local organizations to develop appropriate interventions. Interns are encouraged to utilize the skills and knowledge gained in their major and prior experience to uniquely meet identified needs. Every project implemented by HELP is done so in partnership with a local organization to ensure sustainability.


Projects generally fall within three core competency areas including public health, education, and entrepreneurship/business. Examples of past projects include teacher trainings, mentoring impoverished populations in starting income-generating businesses, organizing rural health clinics, and developing health education curriculum for local organizations. Specific projects can be viewed on HELP’s website under El Salvador’s blog page.

Interns through the Hinckley Institute will be able to work as project leads and will be responsible for overall project development and leading their peers in implementation. Interns will receive support and mentoring from in-country HELP staff and partners.