Gain hands-on experience and knowledge; move beyond the theory into the practice, and put your views of development and justice to the test.
Nicaragua has a rich history of grassroots social movements. Students have the opportunity to work closely with organizations carrying out important and innovative work in human rights and gender in Nicaragua. In addition to human rights internships, ICADS' program offers over 65 placements with organizations in the areas of the environment, education, health, development, wildlife conservation, agriculture, and women’s studies, among others.
This for-credit program prepares students for their 8 week internship by first providing a 5 week block of classes to both help ground students in the context and issues facing this region while also improving their Spanish communication abilities through small intensive Spanish classes.
During the internship, students are closely supervised by an ICADS coordinator and an on-site supervisor.