C.A.S.A. is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the poor— particularly adolescents, rural women and their families—through health, social service, education and environmental outreach programs since 1981. The organization created Mexico’s first government- approved midwifery school. C.A.S.A. focuses on advocacy, from community initiatives for health and environmental issues to sounding the call against family violence, and employs over 80 doctors, nurses and support staff, reaching over 80,000 clients each year.
Interns must be self-motivated and willing to take initiative in working with staff to identify unmet needs and projects. Depending on availability, interns may work in any C.A.S.A program, such as the educational outreach program, maternity hospital/family health clinic, library, child development center, educational radio program, advocacy network and the counseling and anti-violence program. Past intern projects have included the development of health education materials, program evaluation and volunteer management. Interns also assist with fundraising, writing newsletters, grant writing and other administrative tasks.
Open to current college students, recent graduates and grad students. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish.
Programa de Internos y Voluntarios
Centro para los Adolescentes de San Miguel de Allende
Santa Julia 15, Col. Santa Julia
San Miguel de Allende
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico