Intern With Us

U.S. El Salvador Sister Cities is looking for U.S. interns from diverse backgrounds to come learn hands-on while working with international solidarity organizing in rural communities of El Salvador. Specific responsibilities will depend on the academic/professional needs of each intern and their respective institution, but in general interns will:

  • Attend events and mobilizations as part of the Salvadoran social movement to provide updates and analysis of current social issues in El Salvador and internationally
  • Provide media support for grassroots non-profit organization by creating web content, videos, blogs, etc.
  • Spend time living in rural, organized communities working with community leaders on economic development projects, educational projects, and leadership development projects
  • Coordinate with US based committees to facilitate and encourage community organizing and advocacy from the US.

Intern Requirements:

  • Financial responsibility for housing, food, transportation, and other basic needs while in El Salvador (approximately $400 / month) as well as flight to and from El Salvador.
  • Must be FLUENT or NEAR FLUENT in Spanish and English.
  • Must commit to a minimum of 12 weeks in El Salvador.
  • Ideal candidates are self-motivated, creative, independent workers.

Organizational Commitment

  • In country orientation to the organization, intern responsibilities, safety, and cultural differences
  • Regular supervision and support by the two El Salvador Coordinators
  • Assistance in finding housing
  • Coordination with intern´s academic institution and/or professors to ensure specific academic requirements are met during the internship

If you’re interested in an internship with us, e-mail us at

Blogs of past interns:

Katie Chambers, 2015

Jacey Anderson, 2015

Catie Johnston, 2013


Cori Ring-Martínez, 2013