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The information below is from a previous internship posting. The organization has not updated or posted new opportunities for this or other related internship.

Clara Vista Foundation is an international community development 501(c)3 non-profit. We work closely with the rural village of Venado, Costa Rica to empower local leadership and support community members in being their own agents of change. Our development projects include the establishment of a vibrant community center, environmental stewardship initiatives, health promotion activities as well as economic and educational opportunities. You can learn more about our work at ClaraVista.org. Our community development framework is evidence-based and focused on best practices. The framework was co-created with Professor Bernard Amadei, Founder of Engineers without Borders – USA Chapter and is featured in his latest book. 

We are currently offering two internships

In-Country Coordinator Intern

As the In-Country Coordinator, you will help implement Clara Vista’s first 5-Year Sustainable Development Plan (5-Yr SDP). The 5-Yr SDP documents baseline data, community priorities,
appropriate solutions, and potential stakeholders, and lays out an action plan of projects that will have the most
cost-effective impact. This entails performing additional research on identified projects and building relationships
with partnering organizations that could support these projects. Essentially, you will become a temporary member
of the Venado community and help to enact the steps laid out in the 5-Yr SDP as a development consultant. All the
while, you will act as a liaison between the Venado community and Clara Vista volunteers. Lucky for you, we have
a Program Committee of three volunteers that are ready to support you in these efforts.

Hours & Compensation

The internship requires a commitment of 40 hours per week for 6 months, contingent on consistent and
satisfactory performance. Your hours are flexible and we are more than willing to work with you to develop a
schedule that fits your lifestyle and commitments.
The internship can take place for any six-month period from mid-August 2017 through March 2018, with the
possibility of extension if you’re a great fit for our team. Please mention your preferred start date and end date in
your cover letter.
The intern will be compensated with a $500 travel stipend in addition to all costs associated with food and lodging
while in Venado.

Fund Development Intern

As with any Clara Vista member, you are expected to be proactive and forward thinking, be a master communicator, take responsibility for your commitments, and reflect and adapt your work according to our fast-changing and exciting organization. Clara Vista has members across the globe that work remotely; work will primarily be organized online and over conference calls. Clara Vista with work with you to define more specific goals and objectives for your internship; however, as in any start-up, you’ll be wearing a lot of hats. We are looking for a Fund Development Intern to improve the following focus areas: Local Municipal Resources & Partnerships, Fundraising Awards & Grants, Corporate Sponsorships, and  Leveraging Existing Donors.

Hours & Compensation

The internship requires a commitment to work remotely for 15-20 hours per week for 6 months, contingent on

consistent and satisfactory performance. Hours are flexible and we are more than willing to work with you to
develop a schedule that fits your lifestyle and commitments. The intern will be compensated with a monthly
stipend of $500.

The internship can take place for any six-month period from mid-August 2017 through March 2018, with the
possibility of extension if you’re a great fit for our team. Please mention your preferred start date and end date in
your cover letter.