Outreach360 has been providing international service-learning summer internships in Latin America every summer since 1999. The combination of service and learning has made Outreach360 summer internships a unique and valuable experience for hundreds of interns.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Outreach360 2020 summer internships will be conducted remotely, from wherever you are in the world. Internships in the areas of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Health & Science, Math, and Spanish are available. The internship will emulate much of an on-site internship, and also include experiences not typically available on-site.
Now more than ever, remote opportunities for work and service are available for your convenience. This opportunity is flexible by allowing you to serve from anywhere, save you time and money, and giving you valuable modern work experience. Use your skills and gain new ones by serving others and learning about international development work.
"Overall, after completing my time with Outreach360 I felt like I could conquer the world and nothing could get in my way. I continue to feel this way today. If you are someone who feels lost, or wants to take a gap year, or just wants to have a life-changing experience, it would be in your best interest to take a chance and be an Outreach360 Intern. I promise you won’t regret it!"
Outreach360 interns provide educational, leadership, and service opportunities for our students in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. As an Outreach360 intern, you will inspire and empower our students to value their education and dedicate themselves to their futures. You will guide students on their journey to learning a foreign language, enhance their skills, and serve as role models. You will partner with our full-time staff to provide the program and leadership to our students.
Serve for four consecutive weeks
Serve as a remote teacher and role model to Learning Center students
Assist on-site staff with class preparation and instruction
Participate in online meetings, classes, and discussions
Complete the online leadership training assignments in a timely manner
Commit to remotely serving for four consecutive weeks
Access to the internet during internship service hours
Assist in instructing classes for at least 90 minutes, five days a week
Attend all required meetings and classes, and communicate technical difficulties when necessary
Complete four weeks of international education and development training
Google Suite Proficiency (pre-internship training available)
Enjoy working with and serving children and youth
Raise and/or donate the one-time $600 program donation
There is a minimum program donation of $600 USD required for each four-week internship. An intern must be registered on our website. A $100 USD deposit is due upon registering with the remaining $500 USD completed at least 30 days prior to the internship start date. Each intern will receive a personal donation page when registering for the internship. Family and friends are invited to contribute. All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.
You will receive an authentic cultural experience. This internship is a service-learning experience including educational, cultural, and leadership opportunities to grow your understanding of the country's context. You will receive virtual excursions conducted by Outreach360 staff, in addition to professional development training specific to your internship and the country you are serving.
May 18th to June 12th (Closed)
June 15th to July 10th (Closed)
July 13th to August 7th
Spanish is not required for our EFL English, Health/Science, or math internships. However, interns learning or knowing Spanish will have frequent opportunities to use their Spanish in these internships.
A B1 level of Spanish is required to participate in our Spanish literacy internship. Most of the Spanish Literacy internship will be conducted using Spanish immersion. You can self-test your Spanish with this short quiz; if you score B1, B2, C1, or C2, you are invited to register for the Spanish literacy internship.
All interns will receive regular leveled Spanish classes throughout the internship, based on your Spanish ability.
Internships take place for four hours each day in the morning or afternoon. They are programmed to coincide with the local time in the Dominican Republic (EST) and Nicaragua (MST)
A typical day will consist of two hours of lesson planning and teaching and two hours of professional development: leadership and social change training, international development, Spanish language, and virtual cultural excursions.
Most teaching will be team teaching, done with at least one other intern and closely supported by an Outreach360 staff member.
Professional Development sessions will be conducted with all remote interns through an online learning platform.