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Thank you for your interest in HELP International! We are interested in training and developing excellent individuals to help us fight poverty and empower others around the world. Volunteers spend one to three months designing and implementing sustainable development projects in community education, public health, and business. If you have questions about our programs, review our FAQs page.
Additionally, our online application system does not allow users to save and resume an application. Once you have started, be prepared to complete the entire application.
Volunteers and interns work in Belize, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, India, Thailand, and Fiji where they plan and implement sustainable development programs. Volunteers can spend anywhere from one month to three months in-country. Volunteers fund their own program expenses. HELP International provides various trainings and opportunities to fundraise the program cost.
Applications will be available until teams are filled. We will continue to accept applications after the original deadline.
The Hogar del Niño program in El Salvador sends interns to work with persons with disabilities in an orphanage. HELP sends interns during the fall, winter/spring, and summer semesters. It requires a different application than regular program volunteers because it is a year-round program. The program costs $1,950 plus the cost of airfare and food. Hogar participants will have a small apartment at the orphanage where they will stay. Interns are preferred to be proficient in Spanish, have previous experience with persons with disabilities and work or study in a related field. They also must commit to a full semester (two to three months).
- Fall Program: August 15
- Winter/Spring Program: December 15
- Summer Program: April 15
Country Directors direct teams of volunteer participants and facilitate development projects with partners that will improve societies at a grass roots level while creating sustainable change in the community. Two Country Directors are chosen for each team. Country Directors coordinate all in-country projects and build partnerships with international NGOs. Country Directors must commit to one year, including four months working abroad from late April to late August. Country Directors are HELP’s primary point of contact in-country and responsible for maintaining international partner relations.
2013 Country Director applications are now closed. Please check back this summer to apply for a 2014 Country Director Fellowship.
HELP's first Campus Reps were inaugurated in the fall of 2011 and are an organically growing network, expanding to a university campus near you! This will be a dynamic, exciting, demanding, and evolving position throughout the coming years. Campus Reps are the face of HELP and are responsible for spreading and expanding to others the concept of HELP's model and the various opportunities that our brand of development provides.
The Campus Representative is a (volunteer) student who does marketing, public relations, networking, and recruiting on in his/her campus. Campus Reps run booths, represent HELP at local events, conduct information sessions, build partnerships, and find innovative ways to promote the vision of HELP International. Campus Reps must be highly involved in their campus community, outgoing, responsible, and organized. Participant program fees will be covered for all campus reps and at the discretion of HELP Staff, some portion of flight costs may be covered depending upon performance.
The 2013 Application Deadline has passed. Check back next year to apply for a position from 2013 - 2014.
Every semester, HELP offers internship opportunities in nonprofit management, social media, videography, graphic design, public relations, grant writing, and more. It is preferred that you receive academic internship credit through your institution. Individuals applying to be interns should be willing to learn new skills and take initiative. While these internships are unpaid, our interns are rewarded by practical work experience, the opportunity to interact closely with the staff, and to further our social mission. Office interns typically work in the office throughout a semester.
- Nonprofit Management Intern
- Marketing/PR Intern
- Social Media Intern
- Graphic Design Intern
- Videography Intern
- Development and Grant Writing Intern
- Business Curriculum Intern (Spring/Summer only)
- Public Health Intern (Spring/Summer only)
To read more about specific positions, check out our HELP Office Internship Booklet.
- Fall: August 15
- Winter: December 15
- Spring/Summer: April 15