This is a program was created for the Capilano University Global Stewardship program. The Global Internship program has been designed to match your program internship requirements. It includes a series of workshops starting in Fall 2011. 6 week internships are available in 2012. Applications are available at the bottom of the page! And important dates and general pricing details.
(If you are a college or university aged student -but not a Global Stewardship student- and are interested in doing an internship please contact Stratosphere for information.)
Here is a sampling of the internship available:
HEALTH: TASO, Uganda
TASO (The AIDS Support Organization) is a world famous Ugandan run AIDS organization that has been instrumental in Uganda’s fight against the disease. TASO is a member based organization and members play a vital role in determining TASO’s programming. TASO’s programming is multi-faceted. They offer home-based care, outreach clinics, day care centres, and medical care. As well, they counsel people with HIV/AIDS, their families, their communities, and work on a national level to combat stigmas related to the disease. They use drama, music and dance to reach out to Ugandan communities. TASO also provides apprenticeship programs, youth groups, and support to AIDS orphans.
COMMUNITY BUILDING: Project Somos, Guatemala
There are an estimated 370,000 orphaned and abandoned children in Guatemala (a country of only 13 million people). Most of these children live in overcrowded state run facilities or on the street. Project Somos, a Vancouver based charity, wants to bring attention to this situation and do their small part in helping some of Guatemala’s homeless children. Project Somos is a new foster home community that will support 50 or more children in foster homes with Guatemalan foster mothers.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: ASVO, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a world leader in biodiversity and has prioritized protecting its environment for future generations. Costa Rica is ranked #1 in the Americas in terms of the Environment Performance Index. It is an amazing example of environmental conservation. Our partner, Asociación de Voluntarios para el Servicio (ASVO) is a Costa Rican non-profit founded 20 years ago that seeks to raise awareness on natural resource conservation. ASVO volunteers are a vital component of maintaining Costa Rica’s stunning national parks and beaches. ASVO provides an opportunity to learn with rangers, scientists, and volunteers from different parts of the world. ASVO collaborates with national and foreign volunteers, local communities, schools, high schools, universities, governmental institutions and other environmental organizations.
- 1st Intake – Applications Due May 15, 2011 – Interviews May 15 to June 15 – Decisions by June 17 – Deposit due June 30
- 2nd Intake – Applications Due September 30, 2011 – Interviews October 3 to 6 – Decisions by October 11 – Deposit Due October 21
- Workshops begin last week of October, 2011
- Program dates early May to mid June 2012
Download the information sheet here.
Download the application here.
Download the code of conduct here.
- Uganda $2000 including room and board, orientation in country, program management, 24 hour emergency number, pre and post trip workshops. Not included: passport fees, visa (approximately $35), flight (approximately $1600 including taxes), local transportation (approximately $100 but will vary), spending money, internet access, inoculations and medication.
- Guatemala $1740 (new lower price) including room and board, program management, 24 hour emergency number, pre and post trip workshops. Not included: passport fees, visa (if needed), flight (approximately $1300 including taxes), local transportation (approximately $120 but will vary), spending money, internet access, inoculations and medication.
- Costa Rica $1900 including room and board, orientation in country, program management, 24 hour emergency number, pre and post trip workshops. Not included: passport fees, visa (if needed), flight (approximately $1200 including taxes), local transportation (approximately $100 but will vary), spending money, internet access, inoculations and medication.