Internships and Summer Staff

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Are you looking for something different to do for a season? Are you ready for a life-changing experience in a new culture? Do you love serving others and want to grow in your walk with Jesus? Our internship and summer staff opportunities are a great way to be a part of what God is doing in the Dominican Republic. You will serve a very special role in facilitating the relationships between American work teams and the Dominican Vida Joven staff that serve at camp. Spring Interns and Summer Staff serve primarily with American Work Teams, while Summer Interns work through the summer Work Team season and Dominican Outreach Camp.

SS-Intern.jpgSpring Intern Program

 February 1, 2018 - April 12, 2018    Cost: $3,000 +airfare
Looking to fill your spring semester with something new and different? Our Spring Internship allows folks to see Jarabacoa and the ministry of Vida Joven in a new and unique way. Our heart for this internship is that interns would get to experience an accurate taste of what full-time ministry is like outside of the United States. The internship takes place in two phases. First, interns will spend a month living with a host family and attending language classes each day while working at Pico Escondido part time. Then, interns will head to Pico Escondido to begin working with American Work Teams for six weeks –serving as Work Bosses and facilitators of different groups of high school and college age students. A love for Latin America, hard work, new experiences and meeting new people is a must. Not required (but helpful): Spanish ability.
Interns will be hired on a rolling application process beginning in September.  Apply online or email Allison Preg with more questions. 

Summer Staff
Dates: May 26th - June 27th 2017     Cost: $2,300 (plus airfare)

Summer Staff at Pico Escondido looks different than Summer Staff at a US Young Life camp because Summer Staff serves primarily with the American Work Teams. They serve as Work Bosses or Laundry/Housekeeping/Kitchen Staff and are led by two Summer Staff Coordinators. Apply by submitting both Young Life’s Online Summer Staff Application and the Supplemental Summer Staff Questions to Allison Preg.
(Note: if you do not have a Young Life Area, enter X3132 and put as the Young Life staff email address)

Summer Staff Positions (6 Weeks):

Position Description
5 Work Bosses
Supervise small groups of work team members in construction/landscaping projects.
2 Laundry/Housekeeping/Kitchen Helpers
Cook, clean, do laundry and assist with other general housekeeping duties.
2 Summer Staff Coordinators Supervise the Summer Staff. Email Allison Preg for more information.


Summer Intern Program
Dates: May 26th - August 10th 2017    Cost: $3,800 (plus airfare)
Summer Interns have the same roles as the Summer Staff during the Work Team season, and then transition into different roles as Summer Outreach Camp begins. Interns must have a basic knowledge of Spanish and some experience in the area they are applying for during Outreach Camp. 
Summer Intern Positions (All Summer):

Position Description
Ropes Intern Serve as a Work Boss with American Work Teams for the first six weeks of the summer then transition to serving at the Climbing Tower and Giant Swing during Summer Outreach Camp.
Video Intern
Serve as a Work Boss with American Work Teams for the first six weeks of the summer then transition to recording, editing, and creating videos and slideshows for Summer Outreach Camp. 
Kitchen Intern Work in the kitchen alongside our Dominican kitchen staff to assist in preparing food for the Work Teams. Continue to work in the kitchen during Summer Outreach Camp with an increased emphasis of leading the Dominican Work Crew.
Lifeguard Serve as a Work Boss with American Work Teams for the first six weeks of the summer and then transition to serve as the Lifeguard during Summer Outreach Camp. Must be First Aid or Lifeguard Certified. 
*For an intern position, you must have some experience in the area and at least a basic knowledge of Spanish. Our interns are asked to take on significantly more responsibility than our summer staffers.

Please apply online and send the supplemental questions to Allison Preg.

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Pico Escondido
Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

CALL US: (809) 878-6481

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