Summer Internships (Dominican Republic)

2017 Trip leaders

At BLUE Missions, our work is made possible by the passionate dedication of our volunteers and interns. It takes the combined effort of many to combat the water and sanitation crisis.

Every individual that joins our team brings their unique talents and creativity to the table and takes away valuable new skills and experiences from the field. Our interns help us expand the reach of our projects and double the number of benefitting families every year.  Interns are typically students who have previously served with us in the Dominican Republic, and have had their passion for service ignited by experiencing first-hand the effect of a water or sanitation project on the local people. Those who are called to do more, take on the responsibility of leading a service trip. Interns lead by example on our service trips, by embodying a solid work ethic, cultural awareness, and compassion.

Being a summer intern you will be exposed to experiences and memories that you will never forget. It will mean directly contributing to the development of a community and witnessing the impact that access to water, hygiene and adequate sanitation has on a rural village. Trip leaders are given the opportunity to play an integral part in making our world a better place, which is a rare job description and something we think makes this internship pretty special.

Our mission is not solely focused on the communities we are working in. We aim to impact individuals by connecting them to the challenges of rural poverty. We believe that a cultural immersion experience helps build a spirit of global citizenship in students, which will inspire them to grow into people who are philanthropic and are doing their part to help solving the world’s biggest issues.    

This internship will be demanding, but it will be ever more rewarding. Each day you will be waking up before the sun, hiking through unbelievable landscapes, overseeing work schedules, independently making decisions, managing the safety of a team of volunteers, and spearheading group meetings. There will be times where you will laugh until you cry, fall in love with entire communities, and build bonds with new people you never expected could impact you so profoundly in such a short time.    

Together, we will change the world. 


Short-Term Summer Interns #1

Tentative Dates:
May 18 - July 6, 2017

Internship Positions Available: 
6 Interns


Short-Term Summer Interns #2

Tentative Dates:
June 3 - July 6, 2017

Internship Positions Available: 
3 Interns


Short-Term Summer Interns #3

Tentative Dates:
July 9 - August 15, 2016

Internship Positions Available: 
9 Interns

As a summer intern you will be working alongside our Dominican and US staff in the execution of our projects. You will work directly under our US and DR Program Directors. Prior to arriving in the Dominican Republic, you will participate in mandatory Leader Workshops. You will also lead and assist in the coordination of our pre-trip meetings.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Trip Leader
    • Lead 3 - 4 Service Trips 
    • Liaison between the volunteers and the community
    • Organize and schedule the overall calendar of the trips
    • Schedule daily work groups 
    • Lead morning meditations and evening reunions
    • Work in the kitchen with the cooks at every meal
    • Participate in town meetings and water committee reunions
    • Visit communities prior to group arrivals
    • Document every trip and special activities through photography and videos
    • Take inventory of all materials - pre and post trip
    • Send out service letters to volunteers post trip
    • Collect trip testimonials from participants 

Qualification

  • You're inspired to change the world
  • You're a mover and a shaker 
  • You're a current Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in the University or a recent graduate. If you are a Freshman and are interested, you must have had participated on 3 BLUE trips
  • You want to live in a different country for a few weeks
  • You have the ability to problem solve independently  and have a strong self-initiative 
  • You have strong interpersonal and organizational skills 

INTERNSHIP DETAILS

  • All expenses paid internship:
    • Airfare (round-trip flight from Miami, FL) 
    • In-country transportation
    • Lodging and meals
    • Travel Insurance  
  • College credit could be received for this internship. Make sure to talk to your advisor and see if it is feasible. We will be happy to fill out any paperwork you may need to get the college credit
  • Participate in 3-4 workshop trainings prior to the summer of 2016
  • Take a first-aid and CPR course with your fellow interns in Miami prior to the summer

Applications

Applications for our summer internship positions are now closed. Please recognize that all though you apply for an internship, you may not be selected. We recommend that you apply for the service trip you want to attend as a volunteer prior to applying to be an intern, in the event that you do not get chosen.