Working within the Kingdom Finances Program, the intern will learn about the particular financial context, challenges and opportunities of Christian individuals, families and churches in Nicaragua and support the training, mentoring and networking work of the Nehemiah Center.
- Support the carrying out of the program events.
- Collaborate with the compilation of 2-4 stories of transformation in the area of personal finance of participants in the pilot test of the course "Financial Peace" and translate them into English.
- Collect photos of events and people attending the Healthy Finance training spaces.
- Collaborate with the analysis of the surveys on Financial Health.
- Support the development of the Healthy Finances curriculum to be developed as part of the "Finance for the Kingdom"
- Participate in the processes of evaluation, monitoring and strategic planning of the Business Program.
- Other tasks that are necessary
- Overall good physical health, able to endure tropical climate and the demands of public transportation.
- Academic Focus: Pursuing a university degree in Business or specialized focus (Marketing, Administration, Finances)
- Skills and Experience in:
- Clear Communication
- Working Within a Team
- Windows Office
- Internet and Social Networking
- Advanced Spanish Language skills (written and spoken) *Desired but not required.
- Personal Qualities:
- Respectful of other cultures and viewpoints
- Flexibility and Teachability
- Proactive and self-initiating
- Food: $240/month
- Accommodation: $300/month
- On-field travel: $100/month
- Communication: $50/month
- Visa extension: $250
- Entrance or exit fees: $10
- Overseas medical insurance: $500
- Living allowance: $45/month
- Personal money (entertainment, souvenirs, etc.): $100/month
From the Nehemiah Center's website:
As a country en route to development, Nicaragua still possesses a limited capacity to generate sufficient quality employment. This deficit of stable work and fair wages has obligated thousands of Nicaraguans to earn their livelihood by their own means, which leads them to start their own small business.
However, even though small businesses are an alternative means for day-to- day survival, they are not a guarantee for overcoming economic problems in the long term. Those who are self-employed have little possibility for training, growth, and access to financial backing.
“Kingdom Businesses” is a program of training and mentorship for small Christian businesses in Nicaragua with the hope of strengthening their business capacities and accompany them in the process of growth as instruments of God for the holistic development of the nation, by means of working in cooperation.
In recent years, more than 120 participants in this program have been in talking and learning about these topics:
Long-term vision for their business.
Preparing a business plan
Effective marketing for their business
Developing their business through networking
Volunteers will need to attend orientation in either Grand Rapids, Michigan in June or in Burlington, Ontario in the fall.
This opportunity is made possible through a partnership with the Nehemiah Center.