International Internships

Receive real and meaningful life experience by helping to eliminate poverty.

More than 300

young people have gone through the International Internships program.

Opportunities are available within our Programs: Poverty Stoplight, Microfinance, Selfsustainable schools, and Entrepreneurial Education as well as Communications and other areas.

Internship at the Poverty Stoplight

The Poverty Stoplight is a social innovation tool that seeks to activate the potential of families and communities to escape of poverty.

Poverty Stoplight

The Poverty Stoplight works with different stakeholders including businesses and communities. Since it is applied worldwide and adapted to different socio-cultural contexts interns can help in the development of business plans for replication worldwide and in the analysis and review of the data generated to evaluate the effectiveness of the tool. Interns can assist in developing a bank of solutions and a blueprint that encompasses all these different levels to involve different actors worldwide in poverty elimination.

Poverty Stoplight Technology

The Poverty Stoplight’s technology platform is constantly being updated to extend new features.  We welcome Candidates with skills in ​Spring / Java or React (Native) / JavaScript, to contribute to our technology (which is open source).

Elimination of poverty in Cerrito

We look for interns to take action in eliminating poverty in the Cerrito Community in Northern Paraguay using the Poverty Stoplight, through mentoring, improving income and savings, waste management, free time activities including self-defense classes, public speaking and the promotion and development of local tourism.

Handicraft Design Development for the Cerrito Community

The women of the Cerrito Qom indigenous community produce handicraft woven with natural fibers. Interns will assist producers in innovating designs and improve production quality to develop a sustainable business plan for international markets.

Education Stoplight

The Education Stoplight is a tool to promote academic excellence through personalized approaches to learning to empower students to take action on their education and achieve their aspirations with the help of their parents or mentors and teachers. Interns will support the development of the indicators.

Internships at self-sustainable schools

With our educational model “Learning by doing, selling and winning” young people are transformed into rural entrepreneurs.

Education assistant

Interns will develop and digitalize the educational material regarding agriculture, hotels and tourism for a virtual educational platform for teachers and students. The interns will help students through classes and workshops in subjects such as English language, ICT, since many students have no experience using a computer and to develop business plans for the productive units of the schools.

Tracking of alumni

The intern will support the tracking of the ex-students of the Self-sustainable Schools Program and develop the new tracking platform.

Adolescence Wellbeing  

Students live on campus and require support for their socio-emotional well-being.

The intern will develop and hold workshops on topics such as mindfulness, self-image, relationships, bullying, alcohol, drugs, violence, and also develop new clubs in schools.

Internships in entrepreneurial education


We look to promote entrepreneurial and creative spirit, in addition to developing leadership in children, women and young people.

Assistant to the Youth Program

Assist in the coordination of our public schools and youth programs. Carry out an analysis and monitoring of the schools that participate in the economic education program. Assist in the organization of events, and help with administration and logistics.

Pedagogical assistant

Assist, analyze and evaluate the development of pedagogical proposals for new entrepreneurial education programs and help in the programs that are already in development.

Internships in microfinance

We provide opportunities to the most vulnerable sector of the country, through financial services that can create, or strengthen microenterprises and thus eliminate poverty for Paraguayan families.

Analysis of good practices of officials, advisors and credit managers

Create a report that summarizes the best practices of managers, officers, and credit assessors of Fundación Paraguaya in order to successfully systematize and replicate these practices across all offices.

Microfranchisemarket study and business model

Conduct a market study to investigate new microfranchises. Conduct field research, present reports and evaluate suppliers. Assist the microfranchise manager in the initial contact and develop a pilot that includes proptypes, manuals etc. The intern should study methodologies and manuals provided by Fairborne.

Opportunities in other areas

Internships are also available in the Communications department, Monitoring and Evaluation and others areas.

Do you want to apply to the program?

The requirements and further information can be found in the brochure. Click here.

If you want to live a unique experience, we invite you to complete the application form. Download here


To obtain more information about the current needs of the internship program, do not hesitate to contact the International Internship Coordination of Fundación Paraguaya by writing to: