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.

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 February 1st - April 28th, 2019   
Cost: $3,400 + airfare
Still accepting applications!
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 three 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 they will head out into local Vida Joven areas to spend time with a Vida Joven staff person and get to follow their ministry for two weeks. Finally, interns will head to Pico Escondido to work with American Work Teams for seven 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 now.  Apply online or email Allison Preg with more questions. 

Summer Staff
Dates: May 19- June 24, 2019     Cost: $2425 (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
14 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. (FILLED FOR 2019)


Summer Intern Program
Dates: May 18- August 8, 2019   Cost: $3650 (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 should be conversational in Spanish and have some experience in the area they are applying for during Outreach Camp. 
Summer Intern Positions (All Summer):

Position Description
Ropes Intern (3 people) Serve as a Work Boss with American Work Teams for the first four weeks of the summer then transition to serving at the Climbing Tower and Giant Swing during Summer Outreach Camp.
Video Intern (1 person)
Assist Guest Services with promotional materials and create videos for each American Work Team during the first month of the summer and then transition to recording, editing, and creating videos and slideshows for Summer Outreach Camp. 
Laundry Intern (1 person) Serve as a housekeeping, kitchen assistant during American Work Teams and then transition into running the Laundry Room full time during Summer Outreach Camp. This includes making sure every camp has clean sheets, all assign team and work crew laundry is done, and keeping track of inventory for the housekeeping department. 
Lifeguard (1 person) Serve as a Work Boss with American Work Teams for the first four weeks of the summer and then transition to serve as the Lifeguard during Summer Outreach Camp. Must be Lifeguard Certified. 
*For an intern position, you must have some experience in the area and be fairly comfortable with speaking 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.


SS-Intern.jpgGuest Se​rvices Intern

 February 1st - August 10th Cost: $7,000 +airfare
​Positions are now open for an individual to serve at Pico during the busiest seasons of the year - Spring Work Team season, Summer Work Team season, and Summer Outreach camp. The individual would serve as an assistant to the North American Liaison, Allison Preg, as well as the Guest Services department at Pico. Responsibilities vary based on ability and talents of the applicant. Please email Allison Preg for more details.
Interns will be hired on a rolling application process beginning in September.  Apply online or email Allison Preg with more questions. 

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 June 20- July 1 (Camps 1-2), June 30 - July 11 (Camps 3-4), July 11- July 22 (Camps 5-6), July 22 - August 1 or August 6 (Camps 7, 8, and optional 9)     Cost: Airfare
Medical Professionals needed to serve at Pico Escondido this summer. Doctors or Nurses can apply for a position as a camp doc during Vida Joven's summer outreach camps. There are eight summer camps but doctors/nurses may apply for two camps (minimum). All costs will be covered while in country for the participant and their family. Spanish speaking abilities are a must.

For more information please email Allison Preg

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Pico Escondido
Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

CALL US: (809) 878-6481

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