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 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

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LEAD - LEARN - INSPIRE

pass on the blue experience to others

Volunteers are inspired by their trip leaders to do more, and then they become trip leaders and inspire their volunteers to do more, and so the cycle continues. Interns lead by example on our service trips, by embodying a solid work ethic, cultural awareness, and compassion. 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. Will you answer the call?

Internship dates:

June 1 - July 9, 2020

July 10 - August 16, 2020

 

what you give:

✔ 6 weeks

✔ Ensure volunteer safety

✔ 100% of your energy

✔ Mentorship to volunteers

✔ Service to beneficiaries

 

what you get:

✔ Leadership training

✔ College credit

✔ Learn about our operations

✔ New skills

✔ Infinite gratitude and hugs

 
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RESPONSIBILITES

As a summer intern you will be working in the Dominican Republic alongside our Dominican and US staff in the execution of our projects. You will work directly under our Program Directors. Prior to arriving in the field, you will participate in mandatory Leader Workshops.

  • Lead 3-4 Service Trips

  • Liaison between the volunteers and the community

  • Schedule daily work groups

  • Lead morning meditations and evening reunions

  • Communicate with cooks to plan meals

  • 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

  • Collect trip testimonials from participants

QUALIFICATIONS

  • You're inspired to change the world

  • 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

  • You do not have to take summer classes during your internship cycle

  • You have the ability to problem solve independently and have a strong self-initiative

  • You have strong interpersonal skills

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requirements

  • Internship fee of $550 covering:

    • Airfare (roundtrip from Miami to Dominican Republic)

    • In-country transportation

    • Lodging and most 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

  • During the selection process, our team will schedule an in person or Skype interview with you in early 2020. After the interview, our team will take a few weeks to review and select our 2020 class of interns. You will be notified via email if you have been accepted or not accepted for the position

  • Must participate in workshop trainings prior to the summer of 2020

  • Must be first-aid and CPR certified with the American Red Cross before May 1, 2020. Highly recommended to become Wilderness First-Aid certified.

  • If you are a South Florida resident you must attend our trip preparation meetings in the Spring

SPEND 3 MONTHS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

LEAD OUR INTERNS IN THE FIELD

The BLUE Missions Summer Fellowship Program is open to BLUE alumni who are passionate about our mission, leading youth participants, and serving abroad for an extended period of time. Everyone who has participated on a BLUE Missions Trip knows that the heart and soul of our organization and service trips are our trip leaders. The class of 2020 BLUE Summer Fellows are the individuals who will be leading the next generation of global citizens on service trips in the Dominican Republic.

Are you ready to continue the BLUE mission?

Fellowship dates:

May 20 - August 16, 2020

 

what you give:

✔ 12 weeks

✔ Facilitate service trips

✔ 100% of your energy

✔ Mentorship to volunteers

✔ Service to beneficiaries

 

what you get:

✔ $2,500 stipend

✔ Leadership training

✔ College credit

✔ New skills

✔ Infinite gratitude and hugs

 
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RESPONSIBILITES

As a BLUE Fellow you will be working in the Dominican Republic alongside our Dominican staff and summer interns in the execution of our projects. You will work directly with our staff and lead our summer interns. Prior to arriving in the field, you will participate in mandatory Leader Workshops.

  • Lead 7 Service Trips for high school and university trips

  • Liaison between the volunteers and the community

  • Schedule daily work groups

  • Lead morning meditations, evening reunions, and group dynamics

  • Participate in town meetings and water committee reunions

  • Visit communities prior to group arrivals

  • Work to monitor the health and safety of volunteers and interns

  • Respond to medical incidents as they occur

  • Take inventory of all materials - pre and post trip

QUALIFICATIONS

  • You have previous experience as a BLUE summer intern or chaperone is highly recommended

  • You have experience leading and working with high school students

  • You are a fluent Spanish speaker

  • You're inspired to change the world

  • You want to live in the Dominican Republic for a few months

  • You have the ability to problem solve independently and have a strong self-initiative

  • You have strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • You do not have to take summer classes during your fellowship

  • You have the ability to problem solve independently and have a strong self-initiative

  • You have strong interpersonal skills

  • You are a currently upperclassman in college, recent graduate, or young professional

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requirements

  • What you will receive:

    • Stipend of $2,500 once fellowship is completed

    • Airfare (roundtrip from Miami to Dominican Republic)

    • In-country transportation

    • Lodging and most meals

    • Travel insurance

  • College credit could be received for this fellowship. 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 college credit

  • During the selection process, our team will schedule an in person or Skype interview with you in early 2020. After the interview, our team will take a few weeks to review and select our 2020 class of fellows. You will be notified via email if you have been accepted or not accepted for the position

  • Must participate in workshop trainings prior to the summer of 2020

  • Must be Wilderness First-Aid certified before the start of your fellowship (in-person or online)

  • If you are a South Florida resident you must attend our trip preparation meetings in the Spring